Walter Hansel North Slope Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018
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Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 2018 Pinot Noir The North Slope has a medium ruby-purple color with deep aromas of cranberries, blackberries and rhubarb accented by blood orange, pipe tobacco and forest floor. The palate is medium-bodied, both powerful and elegant, with concentrated, detailed flavors, a silky, fresh frame and long, lifted finish. 1,087 cases produced. Drink 2020-2027.” Sep 2020
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: “The 2018 Pinot Noir The North Slope Vineyard ample and creamy, with terrific depth and tons of Russian River generosity. Black cherry, plum, mocha, spice and licorice all open up in this beautifully resonant, expansive Pinot. Floral overtones and bright acids add vibrancy to play off the racy, soft Russian River curves. Best of all, the 2018 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Drink 2022-2030.” Apr 2020
Winery: "This begins four feet from the end of the South slope and continues to slope to the North. It is 100% French clone 115. The close proximity to the South slope does not influence these flavors as clone 115 exhibits the most fruit driven flavors and appears more "New World" then French."
|Varietal||100% Pinot Noir|
|Aging||In French oak, 50% new|
|Region||Russian River Valley, California|
|Production||Limited to 1,087 dozen|