34 Ratings
Hanzell Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Valley

Wine Details


Pinot Noir



Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Lovely red fruit aromas of pomegranate and cherry are enhanced by scents of rose petal, cardamom and clove. With time, the wine unfolds to reveal orange peel, pipe tobacco and a distinct earthiness reminiscent of a woodsy forest floor. Flavors of blackberry, pomegranate, tangerine and clean mineral are concentrated, yet lively and buoyant across the palate. Fine tannins and balanced acidity sustain the persistent fruit through a long finish. The clarity and concentration of flavor combined with the inherent structure will ensure many years of enjoyment and richly reward those with the patience to cellar. Decanting one to two hours before serving is recommended.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/86