Walter Hansel The North Slope Pinot Noir 2014

$47.99

SKU 27504

750ml

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The core of this wine is from the Meadows Vineyard in which 100% comes from the Rochioli Selection. We add in a little Swan clone from our West 12 rows and a barrel here and there. This is truly representative of all of our Vineyard sites.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Walter Hansel
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Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Pinot Noir North Slope is fabulous, has a huge upside to it and probably will benefit from several years of bottle age. All of these were scheduled to be bottled in 2015. This is 100% clone 115 and Stephen Hansel says it's the most fruit-forward of the wines. It is certainly seductive, hedonistic, with a dense ruby/purple color, beautiful black raspberry and black cherry fruit, a big medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, loads of glycerin and hedonism. It should turn out to be exceptional, but I do think it needs some time after it's bottled to start its full potential.

Robert Parker, October 29, 2015