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    Hanzell Pinot Noir 2007
    Pinot Noir - Sonoma County, California


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    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine & Spirits, 91 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 106404

    Winemaker's Notes:

    If it is true that great wines are grown in the vineyard, then it must also be true that the intrinsic qualities of that vineyard are what make the wine great. Given all the distinct differences between each of our individual vineyard blocks: elevation, aspect, slope, clone/rootstock, vine age, trellising, wind patterns, etc; one would expect wildly different resulting wines. While there are subtle differences of course, they share far more characteristics in common. This Hanzell signature in our grapes speak to the similar elemental threads that run through all of our vineyards and are a testament to the consistency of the individual hands that tend them.

    Roasted and savory spices, tobacco leaf, smoked meats, and scents of forest floor lend dark counterpoint to the bright fruit aromas of pomegranate, blackberry and orange-peel. Rich ripe fruit flavor gives balance to the copious mouth-filling tannins. With time resting in the decanter, the delineation between the fruit and the structure of this wine evaporates into a seamless and finely woven fabric of flavor and texture. The impressive fruit concentration and firm structural backbone ensure a life-span that will be measured in decades.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Pinot Noir Savory woodland mushroom scents lend a sense of mystery to this wine, its flavors ranging from meat to minerals. There's nothing directly fruity about it. Dark in tone but not dense, the aroma has the exoticism of Chinese medicinal herbs. An old-school California pinot with an Old World sensibility, this should age in fascinating directions.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Shows the dry tannins and astringency of youthfull Hanzell, but these Pinot Noirs are famously capable of extended aging. Tastes almost rustic now, with a deep core of cherries and cola. the oak is unintegrated, further accentuating the wine's immaturity. Needs time. Better after 2013, and should develop for an additional decade.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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