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2005 Hanzell Pinot Noir Estate

  • 89 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 51538-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($90) Medium-deep red. Complex aromas of red plum, raspberry, incense and briary spices. Round, broad and seamless in texture; a bit youthfully tight but opened with air to show raspberry and smoke flavors and an attractive restrained sweetness. Finishes with sweet, dusty tannins and very good length. I like the combination of smoky earth tones and building raspberry sweetness.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Notably earthy in a pleasant way, with mineral, pebble, sage and dried currant flavors that are compact and focused, yet long and persistent on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The medium dark ruby-colored 2005 Pinot Noir exhibits scents of pomegranate, underbrush, earth, spice, and sweet cherries. Although there are some austere tannins as well as a bit of tightness, there is enough concentration to support the wine's structure. Give this 2005 1-2 more years of bottle age, and consume it over the following 10-12+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Adriel L
  • Self | Rating:

    Great Pinot Noir, with lot of complexity, depth and hefty flavorness. Like the balance in fruit, cola and strong but fine grain tannins. It excellent with food or leave it 30-min in glass to enjoy it alone. Shall stay as good for next 3-5 years may be more...
    Drink Dates: 2010-2017
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: marv
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Nice blend of muted fruit and a little dirt
    Author: Dan McD
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

  • 131 bottles owned
  • 31 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 31 collectors)