Walter Hansel Winery Cahill Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

$42

95+ Points - new release!                                                                      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.  As a result they always sell out quickly. Stock up while it's available. 95+ Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2015 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane Vineyard offers great subtlety finesse and nuance. I expect the 2015 will need at least a few years to be at its best, but all the elements are in place for that to happen. Blood orange, white pepper, chalk and mint give the 2015 an attractive upper register that is beguiling. This is a superb showing from Steve Hansel." 95 Points Robert Parker: "Dark ruby/purple, the 2015 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane offers plenty of spring flower garden notes intermixed with blueberry and blackcurrant fruit. It is rich, textured, builds incrementally on the palate and finishes after a good 35-40+ seconds. This is a beauty and should drink well up to a decade or more.... ...This is an enviable winery run by Stephen Hansel with exceptionally high-quality Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs that he sells at modest prices, which speaks to his humility and commitment to serious wine consumers. There are more than 80 acres of estate, so it is not small, split evenly between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. He breaks the cuvées down by their vineyard terroir/site."

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Ratings on Delectable

Ezekiel Hampton Delectable Pro

Consistently one of my favorite Pinot producers in Russian River

Consistently one of my favorite Pinot producers in Russian River

9.3

Bassel Sommelier Delectable Pro

Great Pinot Noir, a bit on the sweeter side but great

Great Pinot Noir, a bit on the sweeter side but great

9.2

Mark Parsonson

Superb. Excellent Pinot. Earth, mushrooms, leather. Not particularly fruit forward but well balanced. Excellent structure. Light tannins. Drinking well now. Will certainly drink well in the future!

Superb. Excellent Pinot. Earth, mushrooms, leather. Not particularly fruit forward but well balanced. Excellent structure. Light tannins. Drinking well now. Will certainly drink well in the future!

9.2

Rafael Solorio

2015 Walter Hansel Cahill Pinot One of the most age-worthy Russian River Pinots I've had in a minute. Tons of cherry, cola impact on the nose. "Sweeter" vanilla on the palate.

2015 Walter Hansel Cahill Pinot One of the most age-worthy Russian River Pinots I've had in a minute. Tons of cherry, cola impact on the nose. "Sweeter" vanilla on the palate.

9.1

Lauren Page

I HATE Pinot noir but this from Napa is amazing...#drunkpurchase

I HATE Pinot noir but this from Napa is amazing...#drunkpurchase

8.9

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