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Walter Hansel 2016 Pinot Noir South Slope Russian River Valley
Walter Hansel 2016 Pinot Noir South Slope Russian River Valley
Walter Hansel 2016 Pinot Noir South Slope Russian River Valley

The South Slope begins at the highest elevation and the furthest South of all of our Vineyards blocks. It slopes from South to North about 45 feet and it's soils are predominantly sandy loam. The berry size is medium with a high berry count giving cluster weight that has yields approaching 2 1/4 tons/acre (our highest yields). It is 100% French clone 777, and tends to show it's earthy side far more then our other clones. Although this wine definitely has a French origin, each year it becomes more and more new world.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93+ Points
"Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir South Slope displays a very fruity nose of crushed blackberries and raspberries with delicate hints of smoked meats, tar and dusty soil with a waft of red roses. Medium-bodied, tightly wound and with a very lively line of acid, it has a firm, grainy texture and long mineral-laced finish."

Vinous - 93 Points
"The 2016 Pinot Noir The South Slope Vineyard is broad, ample and creamy, within the mid-weight style of the year. As is the case with all of these Pinots, the South Slope boasts terrific fruit presence and density. One of the most immediate and giving of these wines today."

Type

Red

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Vintage

2016

Winemaker


Alcohol content

14.5%

Appellation

California – Russian River

Wine Advocate

93+

Wine Enthusiast

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Wine Spectator

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