Here we go with a brand new, 2012, Wine Connection blog! Yay!
A delivery came rolling in the door a few minutes ago with a precious box of one of Walter Hansel’s latest treasures. If you’ve already tasted a Walter Hansel Pinot, you know why I call it a “treasure”. This cool-climate Russian River producer is crafting some of the finest Pinots in the region, at any price! If you have not yet had one of these beauties, do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle or two while they are around. They seem to release a new vineyard block every couple of months, but everything there is small production, so don’t wait too long! I’ve posted Robert Parker’s cogent review for your edification below.- Stay well! -Dave
2009 Walter Hansel “South Slope” Pinot Noir
“An impressive Pinot, it exhibits a more full-bodied, intense style with lots of black cherry, raspberry, foresty, floral notes,
a sensational texture, a rich, concentrated, opulent mouthfeel, and a long, luxurious finish.
This stunning Pinot Noir is already providing plenty of pleasure and it should continue to do so for 7-8 years.”
Rated 92-94 Points ~ Robert Parker
What a great Pinot Noir for only $39.99!!