Walter Hansel'The South Slope' Pinot Noir 2018- Special Priced 3-Pack
I cannot think of another estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer that is bringing the quality that Walter Hansel offers at these price points. Continually getting great reviews from wine critics, they are entirely estate grown and still, the wines in bottle could easily garner double their price. This 2018 comes from ‘The South Slope’ block of their vineyard. It begins at the highest elevation and the furthest south of all their vineyard blocks. It slopes from south to north about 45 feet and its soils are predominantly sandy loam. The berry size is medium with a high berry count giving cluster weight that has yields approaching 2.25 tons/acre. “Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Pinot Noir South Slope has gorgeous aromas of blood orange, cracked pepper, cranberries and red and black cherries loaded with earthy, amaro-like nuances. The medium-bodied palate is silky, fresh, and uplifted, its concentrated fruits refreshed by loads of spicy accents, and it finishes long and detailed.” 95 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
- AppellationRussian River Valley