Walter Hansel Winery The South Slope Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

$39

  Another beautiful small-production Pinot Noir from Walter Hansel who continues to make a small amount of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay down the road from Kistler, at unbelievably sane prices.  Stock up while available. 93 Points Robert Parker: "One hundred percent from Dijon clone 777, the 2013 Pinot Noir South Slope is another beauty. Dark ruby in color and more backward than the Cahill Lane or Estate, the wine shows more red and black cherries, pomegranate, sassafras, earth and spice. The tannins seem to have slightly more grip, and the wine is firmer and more restrained. It will benefit from another 1-2 years of bottle age, and drink well for at least a decade or more...Some of the best values in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir emerge from Stephen Hansel’s winery in the Russian River Valley. He also has the wonderful Walter Hansel Wine & Bistro on Guerneville Road in Santa Rosa."

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Ratings on Delectable

Mason McDavid

Pinot drinks like a burgundy

Pinot drinks like a burgundy

9.3

Raymond Kouba

Oak Based solid wine

Oak Based solid wine

9.2

Deborah Malveaux

Is this a Pinot?! Not for the faint at heart who want a predictable Russian River Pinot. First sip I didn't enjoy. Cough syrup and thick. Nose has red fruit and some cola. After it breathed it was more enjoyable if you're not looking for a mild mannered Pinot.

Is this a Pinot?! Not for the faint at heart who want a predictable Russian River Pinot. First sip I didn't enjoy. Cough syrup and thick. Nose has red fruit and some cola. After it breathed it was more enjoyable if you're not looking for a mild mannered Pinot.

8.9

Beau Carson

Big, powerful and many to age. Candied red cherry and strawberry, ripe pomegranate, violets, lavender, Cola, and lots of oak influence.

Big, powerful and many to age. Candied red cherry and strawberry, ripe pomegranate, violets, lavender, Cola, and lots of oak influence.

9.0

Scott Moye-Rowley

A powerful Pinot. Delicious with assertive food

A powerful Pinot. Delicious with assertive food

9.1

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.