Hanzell Vineyards

Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

9.224 ratings
9.39 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 Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Silky with a little oak showing. Dill and lemon grass on the nose with plenty of black cherry, loganberry and Asian spice. Supple mid palate . Sappy

Silky with a little oak showing. Dill and lemon grass on the nose with plenty of black cherry, loganberry and Asian spice. Supple mid palate . Sappy

Apr 7th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Second winery on day two in Sonoma was Hanzell Vineyards with Whitney. Last wine was the Hanzell Pinot Noir, which is their flagship Pinot Noir bottling. All the fruit comes from three of their estate vineyards with an average age of 26 years; de Brye, Sessions and Ambassador's 1953 vineyards. This bottling is fermented for a five-day cold soak and 10% is whole cluster. Aged for 18 months in 63% new French oak barrels (60 gallon).

Medium garnet red with light ruby edges. Love the nose, like a true high-end Burgundian Pinot Noir. Layered with cedar, spices, sandalwood, raspberries, tobacco, purple flowers, white pepper and a touch of dark citrus. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and medium plus bodied. Elegant yet balanced with cherries, red berries, spices, Provencal herbs and forest floor. Long and never-ending finish. Drink till 2035.

$$$ - Tasted at the winery. Retail price is $98.00.

Second winery on day two in Sonoma was Hanzell Vineyards with Whitney. Last wine was the Hanzell Pinot Noir, which is their flagship Pinot Noir bottling. All the fruit comes from three of their estate vineyards with an average age of 26 years; de Brye, Sessions and Ambassador's 1953 vineyards. This bottling is fermented for a five-day cold soak and 10% is whole cluster. Aged for 18 months in 63% new French oak barrels (60 gallon).

Medium garnet red with light ruby edges. Love the nose, like a true high-end Burgundian Pinot Noir. Layered with cedar, spices, sandalwood, raspberries, tobacco, purple flowers, white pepper and a touch of dark citrus. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and medium plus bodied. Elegant yet balanced with cherries, red berries, spices, Provencal herbs and forest floor. Long and never-ending finish. Drink till 2035.

$$$ - Tasted at the winery. Retail price is $98.00.

Jun 5th, 2018
Vanessa D

Loads of fresh cherries, vanilla, and cedar. Absolutely lovely. #hanzellvineyards #hanzellpinotnoir #sonomapinot #newworldpinot

Loads of fresh cherries, vanilla, and cedar. Absolutely lovely. #hanzellvineyards #hanzellpinotnoir #sonomapinot #newworldpinot

Dec 26th, 2019
Amit Srivastava

Good solid Pinot

Good solid Pinot

Jun 28th, 2019
Mike Mayer

An elegant Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Great aromas of red fruit, oak, and pie crust. At first taste, you are hit with a hint of fruit but really more mineral like tastes that suddenly are overtaken by tastes of strawberries, raspberries, butterscotch, and chocolate. The tannins are ultra-sleek and the acidity is perfect. A beautiful fruit filled finish with some floral overtones. A very nice old world style California Pinot.

An elegant Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Great aromas of red fruit, oak, and pie crust. At first taste, you are hit with a hint of fruit but really more mineral like tastes that suddenly are overtaken by tastes of strawberries, raspberries, butterscotch, and chocolate. The tannins are ultra-sleek and the acidity is perfect. A beautiful fruit filled finish with some floral overtones. A very nice old world style California Pinot.

Jan 26th, 2019
Kenneth Crouse

Love this wine.

Love this wine.

Oct 20th, 2018
Cameron Etezadi

One of my favorite Pinots made in the Burgundy style. Aromas are amazing blends of dried cherry, BlackBerry, orange peel, pipe tobacco, cedar, and cardamom. Clean and silky on the palate with red fruit, fine tannins, and great toasty finish

One of my favorite Pinots made in the Burgundy style. Aromas are amazing blends of dried cherry, BlackBerry, orange peel, pipe tobacco, cedar, and cardamom. Clean and silky on the palate with red fruit, fine tannins, and great toasty finish

Sep 22nd, 2018
Noname

Jammy. Smooth finish.
(Paired w/9th course at Alinea.)

Jammy. Smooth finish.
(Paired w/9th course at Alinea.)

Jan 29th, 2018
Christopher Matthews

A touch earthy, Burgundian. Nice

A touch earthy, Burgundian. Nice

May 29th, 2017
Cameron Etezadi

Very young and needing to develop. But delicious. High acidity and strong tannins with low residual sugar. Strong cherries and raspberries. Yum!

Very young and needing to develop. But delicious. High acidity and strong tannins with low residual sugar. Strong cherries and raspberries. Yum!

May 10th, 2017