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Walter Hansel Pinot Noir Russian River Valley The North Slope Vineyard 2009

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Complex and well-built, with tight red berry, plum and …

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Sep 30, 2012

Summary

Grape

Pinot Noir

This popular red grape originated in Burgundy but has spread across the New World. Like its white Burgundian counterpart Chardonnay, Pinot Noir is early-budding, early-ripening and thin-skinned. The sites where it tends to thrive can experience tough growing conditions, which lead to more rigorous fruit selection and lower yields. This is one of the reasons that high-quality Pinot Noir often carries a higher price tag than other wines.

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Walter Hansel Pinot Noir Russian River Valley The North Slope Vineyard 2009

Complex and well-built, with tight red berry, plum and …

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Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Sep 30, 2012

Summary

Grape

Pinot Noir

This popular red grape originated in Burgundy but has spread across the New World. Like its white Burgundian counterpart Chardonnay, Pinot Noir is early-budding, early-ripening and thin-skinned. The sites where it tends to thrive can experience tough growing conditions, which lead to more rigorous fruit selection and lower yields. This is one of the reasons that high-quality Pinot Noir often carries a higher price tag than other wines.

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