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Hanzell Pinot Noir 2008

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750ML / 14.3% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

The primary red fruit aromas of bing cherry and pomegranate are surrounded by orange peel, pipetobacco, and a woodsy, forest floor quality. As the wine opens with time, notes of rose, cocoa, and bakingspice come forward. In the mouth, the entry is supple with a thick velvety texture. The flavors mirror thearomas and, overall, give an impression that is dark and exotic. The mouth-coating tannins present on thelong finish leave no doubt that this wine has the longevity to reward patient cellaring. Decanting one totwo hours before serving is recommended.

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With Pinot Noir, the magic tric is to have it taste sweet and ripe, and yet to finish bone dry. Few wineries in California acomplish this as regularly as Hanzell, and here they come again, with this wonderful 2008. It's entirely consistent with their past history, being dry, a little tannic and tantalizingly rich in cherry, raspberry and cola fruit. Enjoyable now, with decanting, and should develop in the cellar over the next dozen years if not longer, based on the winery's track record.
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Hanzell Vineyards, California
Hanzell Vineyards James D. Zellerbach, Founder Winery Image

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 their winery Hanzell, a contraction of Mrs. Hana Zellerbach's name.

Zellerbach hired Ralph Bradford Webb in 1956 to be his winemaker and Webb would be integral to the winemaking for the first two decades of Hanzell. Webb introduced four significant advances in enology that would subsequently be adopted by many other wineries, predicating consistency and quality for the entire industry -temperature-controlled fermentation, the use of French Oak barrels, the practice of "blanketing" young wines in tank with inert gas and the practice of induced malolactic fermentation.

The original 6 acre vineyard has grown to 42 acres today, allowing Hanzell to produce 6,000 cases annually: three-quarters Chardonnay and one-quarter Pinot Noir, retaining its identity as a very small winery dedicated to making the Burgundian varietals at the Grand Cru level.

Currently revitalizing Hanzell with a regenerative organic farming and ecosystem focused program, Jason Jardine is continuing the legacy of innovation and dedication to quality that the Zellerbachs began. Not to mention they currently care for and benefit from the oldest producing Pinot Noir vines in the Western Hemisphere.

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