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Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.315 ratings
9.47 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

What a great opportunity to taste with Greg today and see some of his library wines going back to this 2005 vintage. Quickly double decanted for sediment and it is showing well 11 years after release with just a hint of tertiary characteristics. Massive aromatics of cherry pie, cola, kirsch and sandalwood. Smoky caramel flavors linger in the finish. I’m finding the ripeness to be right on the edge, but it has retained some nice acidity. Bright fruit and quintessential California personality. Unfined and unfiltered, overall just a very delicious and honest wine.

What a great opportunity to taste with Greg today and see some of his library wines going back to this 2005 vintage. Quickly double decanted for sediment and it is showing well 11 years after release with just a hint of tertiary characteristics. Massive aromatics of cherry pie, cola, kirsch and sandalwood. Smoky caramel flavors linger in the finish. I’m finding the ripeness to be right on the edge, but it has retained some nice acidity. Bright fruit and quintessential California personality. Unfined and unfiltered, overall just a very delicious and honest wine.

May 10th, 2018
Eric Grasser

Reviewed upon opening. Structured and firm still, yet a tad hot on the nose and palette with kirsch and anise flavors. Nice complements of herbal tea, mushroom, pine needle, underbrush with a charming balance with will likely take over with a little air time on the bottle. In a good place yet could go another 2-3 years nicely. Wonderful wine

Reviewed upon opening. Structured and firm still, yet a tad hot on the nose and palette with kirsch and anise flavors. Nice complements of herbal tea, mushroom, pine needle, underbrush with a charming balance with will likely take over with a little air time on the bottle. In a good place yet could go another 2-3 years nicely. Wonderful wine

May 31st, 2016
Eric Grasser

So sad to see Greg end his label because his wines are the real deal, authentic California with incredible balance and sensitivity. Will miss these wines. My final 2007 bottle.

So sad to see Greg end his label because his wines are the real deal, authentic California with incredible balance and sensitivity. Will miss these wines. My final 2007 bottle.

Aug 23rd, 2015
Eric Grasser

Beautiful lush tart cherry fruit with an elegant backbone. Absolutely wonderful bottling. I'm glad that I have more

Beautiful lush tart cherry fruit with an elegant backbone. Absolutely wonderful bottling. I'm glad that I have more

Apr 22nd, 2015
Darren Delmore

OG IPOB

OG IPOB

Jul 2nd, 2014
Darren Delmore

Off the richter!!!

Off the richter!!!

Apr 29th, 2014
Joel Wachbrit

Unbelievable. Spice, tart cherry, very elegant. Had with pork tenderloin. Heaven.

Unbelievable. Spice, tart cherry, very elegant. Had with pork tenderloin. Heaven.

Jun 18th, 2014
Kimberly McGehee

Delicious wine w/dinner

Delicious wine w/dinner

Jun 23rd, 2013
Ryan Donnelly

Ryan had this 6 years ago

Ryan had this 6 years ago

Dec 7th, 2014
Max Gottesfeld

Max had this 8 years ago

Max had this 8 years ago

May 11th, 2013