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2003 Hanzell Pinot Noir Ambassador's 1953 Vineyard


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SKU: 189264-2003-750

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  • Self | Rating: 93

    This is a special bottle. Tasted at winery and it was good but was so well structured I know it is going to be a gem. Do not drink till 2010 at least. These grapes are fom the oldest Pinot vines in all of California. Planted in 1953!
    Author: Rudy C
With its deep historical roots in Sonoma, Hanzell is a California wine pioneer. Its story begins in 1948, when Ambassador James D. Zellerbach acquired 200 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains north of the Sonoma Plaza. A 6-acre vineyard was planted in 1953, and the first vintage was released in 1957. This small plot is now the oldest Pinot Noir vineyard in the US, though the total vineyard has grown over the years to cover 42 acres today. Producing just the Burgundian varieties Chardonnay (75%) and Pinot Noir (25%), Hanzell has earned and maintained accolades for quality and longevity. Winemaker Bob Sessions created a legacy at Hanzell, continuing for almost 30 years the pioneering spirit that transformed domestic winemaking. When Sessions retired, he passed responsibilities to Michael Terrien.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 107 bottles owned
  • 20 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 20 collectors)