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. Winemaker's Comments: "A dark Pinot Noir, the 1998 is initially forward and fruity with strong notes of plum and ...
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/03