Walter Hansel The Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
The 2015 Pinot Noir The Estate Vineyard is superb. Rich, boisterous and expressive, the 2015 packs a serious punch. The red cherry and plum fruit flavors are racy in this supple, inviting Russian River Pinots. The Estate is not quite as showy as it was last year, but is still terrific, not to mention a ridiculous value.
The 2015 Pinot Noir Estate has an extra gear to it because of the tiny yields. It exhibits loads of rich black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, a lush, sweet, spicy mouthfeel with full body, intense concentration and a long finish that has energy from the vibrant acidity. Drink it over the next decade or more. Dark ruby/purple, the 2015 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane offers plenty of spring flower garden notes intermixed with blueberry and blackcurrant fruit. It is rich, textured, builds incrementally on the palate and finishes after a good 35-40+ seconds. This is a beauty and should drink well up to a decade or more.