Gilt Hanzell Vineyards 2006 Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

Price: $95.00 $57.00
Save $38.00 (40%)
Item No. 102129
  • WS93

Winemaker's Notes

Blackberry, strawberry compote and blueberry pie give this vintage a very prominent fruit character, but there is the darkness of tea leaf, humid forest, and a feral quality, like the fur of an animal or the nape of a neck. Clove and cardamom are warm spice notes that give the impression of sweetness to balance the firm presence of ripe tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"Deceptively concentrated, smooth and soothing, ripe and fleshy, with dark fruit, black licorice, mineral and fresh earth flavors. Full-bodied, it gains complexity and depth on the finish. Drink now through 2014."
93 Points

Learn About Sonoma County

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...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

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...

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