Walter Hansel Cahill Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 Red Wine

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Walter Hansel Cahill Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Russian River Valley, CA

93 pts. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane is scented of smoked cranberries, tar and tobacco with nuances of citrus peel and potpourri. The light-bodied palate is silky, layered and seriously styled with gentle grip, great freshness and long finish."  

93+ pts. Antonio Galloni's Vinous:

"The 2018 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane Vineyard is another stellar wine in this lineup. Here too, I very much like the wine's energy and nuance. Ripe red/purpleish fruit, blood orange and floral notes are wonderfully vivid. Medium in body and finely cut, the Cahill Lane is so enticing. In 2018, the Cahill Lane has an extra kick of citrus-infused acidity that gives cut and a closing burst of energy that is impossible to miss."  

We're big fans of Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs, and Walter Hansel ranks right up there as one of our all-time favorite producers from the area. Although every one of their Pinot Noirs from this vintage is worthy, we chose to carry Cahill Lane Vineyard because it really "hit the sweet spot" for us! It's got a lively up-front spiciness to it, (which we love), which smooths out into velvety silkiness, ending in a nice long finish. Oh, what a beauty!

FROM THE WINERY

Vineyard: This is from 3 separate acres surrounding the Hansel home. It consists of one acre of the Rochioli clone, one acre of clone 115 and one acre of clone 114.

Vinification: 100% destemmed into open top fermenters. 5 day cold soak with 3 times daily punchdowns. Fermentation lasts an additional 10-12 days with 2 times daily punchdowns. Once dry, pressed into 65% new Francois Frere barrels and 35% one year old barrels. Malolactic fermentation complete in barrel.

Tasting notes: Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane is scented of smoked cranberries, tar and tobacco with nuances of citrus peel and potpourri. The light-bodied palate is silky, layered and seriously styled with a gentle grip, great freshness and long finish.

Production: 801 cases
Bottled: 1/9/20
Alcohol: 14.5%
Residual sugar: .09 g/ltr
Total acid: .55


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