Hanzell Vineyards

Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

9.58 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, 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
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.7

Direct purchase from Hanzell library. Herbal with some crushed blackberry fruit, Asian spice and leather. Wish had opened two years ago.

Direct purchase from Hanzell library. Herbal with some crushed blackberry fruit, Asian spice and leather. Wish had opened two years ago.

Sep 5th, 2018
Paul Costigan

Founder Courtier Wines

9.6

1976: Impressive condition, was purchased at Hanzell TODAY from their library. Nose is redolent with baked plum and minerals. Very concentrated, if tasted blind, I would have said Rhone. Grilled meat, with Asian spice. Long chewy finish.

1976: Impressive condition, was purchased at Hanzell TODAY from their library. Nose is redolent with baked plum and minerals. Very concentrated, if tasted blind, I would have said Rhone. Grilled meat, with Asian spice. Long chewy finish.

Aug 12th, 2015
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.9

Honestly, that good. Sweet ripe fruit, black and red, earth, forest, Asian spice, moss, chocolate cake. Aromatically, slightly closed to start, but opening brilliantly with time. Kept getting better till it was gone.

Honestly, that good. Sweet ripe fruit, black and red, earth, forest, Asian spice, moss, chocolate cake. Aromatically, slightly closed to start, but opening brilliantly with time. Kept getting better till it was gone.

Mar 8th, 2015
Alex Hughes

Aged beautifully. Purchased directly from the Hanzell library 4 years ago. Surprisingly dark core considering its age, with it progressing to medium garnet and brown at the edge. clean nose with primary cherry, fig, prune, forest floor, and secondary of toasted wood, Caramel, and loads of tertiary aromas- leather, cigar box, anise. Perfectly balanced and long finish. Drink within the next 12 months.

Aged beautifully. Purchased directly from the Hanzell library 4 years ago. Surprisingly dark core considering its age, with it progressing to medium garnet and brown at the edge. clean nose with primary cherry, fig, prune, forest floor, and secondary of toasted wood, Caramel, and loads of tertiary aromas- leather, cigar box, anise. Perfectly balanced and long finish. Drink within the next 12 months.

May 21st, 2018
Richard Schlackman

1976: Great, nearly 40 years old. Great depth, chewy and very concentrated. This was purchased today. What a find.

1976: Great, nearly 40 years old. Great depth, chewy and very concentrated. This was purchased today. What a find.

Aug 12th, 2015
John O'Hara

Ummm... well... yes.

Ummm... well... yes.

Mar 8th, 2015
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

9.4

Mike had this 6 years ago

Mike had this 6 years ago

Dec 18th, 2015
Ryan Knoth

Ryan had this 6 years ago

Ryan had this 6 years ago

Dec 20th, 2015