Walter Hansel Pinot Noir Cahill Lane Vineyard 2008

Medium bodied with boysenberry and blueberry fruit, and complex notes of organic soil, allspice, gingerbread and orange zest, plus chalk and stone minerals and a hint of rhubarb. Velvety texture and superbly balanced, with both depth and breadth. Pleasant on the palate, very accessible, yet extraordinarily multidimensional. This chap retains all his boyish charm — playful, inquisitive, innocent — though the rigors of live and career imbue that certain wisdom awarded to those in mid-life. A very good, near excellent wine. (Reviewed 4/13/13)

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