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Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir The North Slope 2010, 750mL (AG92, WA92, ST92) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir The North Slope

750mL

Vintage: 2010
Region: US
Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

AG92, WA92, ST92
Rated 92 points by the Wine Advocate: `Bright red fruit and expressive floral aromatics jump from the glass in the 2010 Pinot Noir North Slope. Deeply spiced notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves follow, adding nuance. In the glass, it is amazing to see how different the Hansel Pinots are from each other. Layers of fruit build to an exuberant, flashy finish that is pure Russian River. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine AdvocateMore information from the Wine Advocate: `I was quite taken with the wines I tasted with proprietor Stephen Hansel earlier this year. In particular, the 2010 Chardonnays have turned out far better than I had expected. A year prior, the wines were heavy and clunky. Today, they are complete and beautifully balanced to a degree that is surprising. According to Hansel, in 2010 the Pinots were less affected by the heat spikes that year than the Chardonnays, echoing a common refrain among growers. As was the case throughout California, 2011 was an exceptionally long and cold growing season. Hansel lost the fruit for the Meadows bottling, a casualty of the October rains. At the risk of sounding repetitive, it is impossible not to realize how exceedingly fairly priced these wines are in today`s market. Stylistically, the Hansel Chardonnays show the richness from stirring of the lees and the use of 40-60% new oak. The Pinots are made from fully destemmed fruit and also tend towards the bolder side of things. Hansel reported that sugars were about a degree lower in 2011, especially for the Chardonnays. Consequently, he gave the Chardonnays a little less new oak than normal, but at the same time increased lees stirring to give the wines a bit more body. Ripeness of the Pinots was more consistent across the two vintages.`


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Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir The North Slope

750mL

Vintage: 2010
Region: US
Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

AG92, WA92, ST92
Rated 92 points by the Wine Advocate: `Bright red fruit and expressive floral aromatics jump from the glass in the 2010 Pinot Noir North Slope. Deeply spiced notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves follow, adding nuance. In the glass, it is amazing to see how different the Hansel Pinots are from each other. Layers of fruit build to an exuberant, flashy finish that is pure Russian River. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine AdvocateMore information from the Wine Advocate: `I was quite taken with the wines I tasted with proprietor Stephen Hansel earlier this year. In particular, the 2010 Chardonnays have turned out far better than I had expected. A year prior, the wines were heavy and clunky. Today, they are complete and beautifully balanced to a degree that is surprising. According to Hansel, in 2010 the Pinots were less affected by the heat spikes that year than the Chardonnays, echoing a common refrain among growers. As was the case throughout California, 2011 was an exceptionally long and cold growing season. Hansel lost the fruit for the Meadows bottling, a casualty of the October rains. At the risk of sounding repetitive, it is impossible not to realize how exceedingly fairly priced these wines are in today`s market. Stylistically, the Hansel Chardonnays show the richness from stirring of the lees and the use of 40-60% new oak. The Pinots are made from fully destemmed fruit and also tend towards the bolder side of things. Hansel reported that sugars were about a degree lower in 2011, especially for the Chardonnays. Consequently, he gave the Chardonnays a little less new oak than normal, but at the same time increased lees stirring to give the wines a bit more body. Ripeness of the Pinots was more consistent across the two vintages.`


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