1996 Hanzell Pinot Noir
Hanzell Vineyards Pinot Noir should not be accused of being Burgundian on the palate; it is a classical Californian style from the 1960s, and built for the cellar. It is smoky, peppery, with bright black cherry, black tea and cola overtones in its youth. As the pinot noir matures it evolves impressions of chocolate, lapsong souchong and green teas, beef bouillon and sweet bing cherry.
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 88 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>