Walter Hansel Winery Cahill Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

$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.93 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2012 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane is an equal part blend of clones 115, 114 and the Rochioli selection that Tom Rochioli gave Steve Hansel. There are 957 cases of this wine, which spent time in 60% new French oak. A dark plum/ruby/purple color is accompanied by notes of black cherries and black raspberries intermixed with baking spices, plums, underbrush and forest floor. A sweet entry is followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with structural tannin in the finish. This 2012 Pinot will be even better with six more months of bottle age, and should evolve for 8-10 years."

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Ratings on Delectable

Peter Langenstein Delectable Pro

Great balanced RRV Pinot

Great balanced RRV Pinot

9.3

Jonathan Wall

Gorgeous. Fragrant and deep. Cola, cherry, flowers, mulch. Tasted over 3 nights... And it's a good slow sipper because the nose and swirl keeps you from quaffing. My new favourite of the 4 vineyards of 2012 Hansel's I have had this year.

Gorgeous. Fragrant and deep. Cola, cherry, flowers, mulch. Tasted over 3 nights... And it's a good slow sipper because the nose and swirl keeps you from quaffing. My new favourite of the 4 vineyards of 2012 Hansel's I have had this year.

9.3

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Jeff Meier- I really love the wines from this producer. Focused on Burgundy varietals, Walter Hansel has a restrained touch on Pinot Noir. Sour cherry, vanilla and strawberry preserve aromas with a silky smooth palate that balances all of the goodness of Pinot Noir.

Jeff Meier- I really love the wines from this producer. Focused on Burgundy varietals, Walter Hansel has a restrained touch on Pinot Noir. Sour cherry, vanilla and strawberry preserve aromas with a silky smooth palate that balances all of the goodness of Pinot Noir.

9.3

Jill Muenzner

Very extracted. Expressive. Delicious. Give me more please

Very extracted. Expressive. Delicious. Give me more please

9.3

Jody Scharf

Dry clean light butter apricot.

Dry clean light butter apricot.

9.2

Stephen Sutton

Rich and delicious.

Rich and delicious.

10

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