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2005 Walter Hansel Pinot Noir North Slope Vineyard Russian River Valley (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Walter Hansel Vineyards walterhanselwinery.com   details
Appellation: Russian River Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$33.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: December 1, 2006 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
91 points "A blockbuster Pinot, the 2005 Pinot Noir The North Slope boasts deep, sweet, jammy black cherry notes interwoven with crushed rocks, flowers, and underbrush (or is it peat moss?). Medium to full-bodied, with excellent acidity, elegance, and purity as well as a savory mouthfeel, this terrific effort will provide immense pleasure between 2008-2015. Kudos to Stephen Hansel for keeping prices so realistic." Best 2008-2015
rated: May 31, 2007 , International Wine Cellar wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
90 points "Medium red. At once ripe and precise on the nose, with raspberry and cherry fruit aromas complicated by pungent licorice, Asian spices and graphite. A velvety midweight with deep, sweet cherry and dark berry flavors framed by fine-grained tannins. Finishes sappy and sweet, with a distinct cherry tone."
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