Hanzell

Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

9.2379 ratings
9.2124 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Vino Kaela

46 year old Sonoma Pinot Noir! This is a great example of why Hanzell is a top notch producer. The fruit was still present in it cherry and strawberry ripeness was a little candied/stewed, slight savory herb notes. What was really impressive was the texture of this wine on the palate. Still holding its balance pretty well there were some impressive tannins left in the mouth suggesting they weren't destemming back in the 60's and 70's... Very good and very thought provoking wine.

46 year old Sonoma Pinot Noir! This is a great example of why Hanzell is a top notch producer. The fruit was still present in it cherry and strawberry ripeness was a little candied/stewed, slight savory herb notes. What was really impressive was the texture of this wine on the palate. Still holding its balance pretty well there were some impressive tannins left in the mouth suggesting they weren't destemming back in the 60's and 70's... Very good and very thought provoking wine.

5 people found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2015
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

8.8

1982. A little tired, but great texture and tannin structure, some dark fruit on the palate, a powerful wine, benefited from some air.

1982. A little tired, but great texture and tannin structure, some dark fruit on the palate, a powerful wine, benefited from some air.

2 people found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2014
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.4

Light ruby and brick. Sweet cedar and raisin aromas, wonderful cedar leather and dried herbs and flowers. Gorgeous

Light ruby and brick. Sweet cedar and raisin aromas, wonderful cedar leather and dried herbs and flowers. Gorgeous

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2015
Vino Kaela

Showing very nice at 8 years old. The fruit is still fresh but not overwhelming, the earth notes of Hanzell's terroir is just beginning to sing and the oak has given the wine a nice lingering sweet spice finish.

Showing very nice at 8 years old. The fruit is still fresh but not overwhelming, the earth notes of Hanzell's terroir is just beginning to sing and the oak has given the wine a nice lingering sweet spice finish.

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2015
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

9.8

Amazing

Amazing

1 person found it helpfulMay 13th, 2013
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.1

I don't think I've had Sonoma Pinot his old...a revelation. More than hanging on, full of life. Most people guessed it an early 80s 1er cru.

I don't think I've had Sonoma Pinot his old...a revelation. More than hanging on, full of life. Most people guessed it an early 80s 1er cru.

May 9th, 2017
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.3

2010 drinking great but still has lots of life ahead.

2010 drinking great but still has lots of life ahead.

Apr 26th, 2017
Kurt-Inge Eklund

This wine is holding up great and also has a great future!

This wine is holding up great and also has a great future!

Mar 23rd, 2017
Ron Haber

Elegant 15 year Pinot. Five minutes of air rounded off all the edges. Great way to celebrate the New Year!!!!

Elegant 15 year Pinot. Five minutes of air rounded off all the edges. Great way to celebrate the New Year!!!!

Dec 31st, 2016
Chris Hyde

Still holding together beautifully!

Still holding together beautifully!

Dec 15th, 2016