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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
If it is true that great wines are grown in the vineyard, then it must also be true that the intrinsic qualities of that
vineyard are what make the wine great. Given all the distinct differences between each of our individual vineyard
blocks: elevation, aspect, slope, clone/rootstock, vine age, trellising, wind patterns, etc; one would expect wildly
different resulting wines. While there are subtle differences of course, they share far more characteristics in
common. This Hanzell signature in our grapes speak to the similar elemental threads that run through all of our
vineyards and are a testament to the consistency of the individual hands that tend them.
Roasted and savory spices, tobacco leaf, smoked meats, and scents of forest floor lend dark counterpoint
to the bright fruit aromas of pomegranate, blackberry and orange-peel. Rich ripe fruit flavor gives
balance to the copious mouth-filling tannins. With time resting in the decanter, the delineation between
the fruit and the structure of this wine evaporates into a seamless and finely woven fabric of flavor and
texture. The impressive fruit concentration and firm structural backbone ensure a life-span that will be
measured in decades.
"Pinot Noir Savory woodland mushroom scents lend a sense of mystery to this wine, its flavors ranging from meat to minerals. There's nothing directly fruity about it. Dark in tone but not dense, the aroma has the exoticism of Chinese medicinal herbs. An old-school California pinot with an Old World sensibility, this should age in fascinating directions."
Wine & Spirits
"Shows the dry tannins and astringency of youthfull Hanzell, but these Pinot Noirs are famously capable of extended aging. Tastes almost rustic now, with a deep core of cherries and cola. the oak is unintegrated, further accentuating the wine's immaturity. Needs time. Better after 2013, and should develop for an additional decade."
Industrialist James D. Zellerbach acquired the 200 acre Hanzell estate on the Mayacamas slopes above the town of Sonoma in 1948, and in 1952 he planted 2 acres of Pinot Noir and 4 acres of Chardonnay on the site. The Ambassador's ambition was to create a small vineyard and winery dedicated to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Zellerbachs created the first vintage in 1957 and named...Read More About Hanzell
Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...Read More About Sonoma County
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...Read More About Pinot Noir
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