Hanzell Pinot Noir 2004

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 90441
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE95
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Winemaker's Notes

Initial high-toned fruit aromas pass to darker fruits quickly and then to savory, complex characters ending with minerals. Apple and even kiwi are followed by cherry and blackberry. Then, leather, tobacco, and the smell of an antique armoir - a dry, spiced character similar to sandalwood. A weightless presence defines the feeling in the mouth, with acidity that lifts it out of sweetness and sustains a long finish.

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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...

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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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