Walter Hansel Winery Cahill Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

$39

Another beautiful small-production Pinot Noir from Walter Hansel who continues to make a small amount of Pinot Noir down the road from Kistler, at unbelievably sane prices.  Stock up while it's available.92 Points Robert Parker: "Hansel’s 2011 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane is another striking wine. Freshly cut roses, sweet red berries, spices and mint all flow from this totally effortless, gracious Pinot. There is a level of elegance and pure finesse that sets the 2011 apart from many of the other wines in this range. A long, super-finessed, saline-infused finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.  I was quite taken with the wines I tasted with proprietor Stephen Hansel earlier this year.... Moreover, prices at this estate have not risen in over seven years and it is rare to see such reasonable prices for such high quality."

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Ratings on Delectable

Gus Kalaris Delectable Pro

2011

2011

9.0

Steve Bachmann Delectable Pro

Red plum, some spice, little dusty, wine opens up after 20-30 minutes.

Red plum, some spice, little dusty, wine opens up after 20-30 minutes.

9.1

M. Ventre Delectable Pro

Excellent value. Russian river and spice..

Excellent value. Russian river and spice..

9.2

Ma Styl

Love Walter Hansel. Enjoyed with a greek salad and lamb skewers.

Love Walter Hansel. Enjoyed with a greek salad and lamb skewers.

9.5

Bryan Nazario

Red berries and plum. Very balanced and approachable. Had it with some grilled lamb and wild rice. Really enjoyed it.

Red berries and plum. Very balanced and approachable. Had it with some grilled lamb and wild rice. Really enjoyed it.

9.1

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