Walter Hansel Cahill Lane Pinot Noir 2018

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Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)
  • $127.00

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NOTES: Cranberry, Cherry, Strawberry Herbal Orange Vanilla Tobacco

BODY: Medium -


ACIDITY: Medium +

TANNIN: Medium -

ALCOHOL (%): 14.5

ORIGIN: California (Napa, Sonoma, Russian River Valley & More), United States of America

MAKER: Walter Hansel


  • Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)

FERMENTATION: Natural Slight Wood


DECANTING: Less than 30 minutes

ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Spicy hot pot, xiao long bao, peking duck

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Tuna steaks, Bacon-stuffed mushrooms, turkey and cranberry sauce


Walter Hansel Cahill Lane Pinot Noir 2018

Walter Hansel Cahill Lane Pinot Noir opens with aromas of cranberries, tobacco and a hint of orange peels. The light to medium-bodied palate is dry with a silky mouthfeel and great freshness. Red cherry, strawberry and vanilla spice flavours with a dimension of herbal flavours that give the wine an Old World character.

100% Pinot Noir. The fruit comes form Cahill Lane vineyard, which comprises entirely of "Wente Clone" Chardonnay rooted in clay soils mixed with sandy Goldridge loam. The vineyard is located in the Russian River Valley in California and is sustainably farmed. A blend of 3 clones: clone 114, clone 115 and the Rochioli Pommard clone. Each clone is grown on its own one acre site. The vines were planted in 1989 and are in their peak, quality wise. The Rochioli pommard and the clone 115 contribute red berry and cherry flavors and the clone 114 adds a dimension of herbal flavors giving Cahill Lane an Old world character.

Hand harvest and manually sort; once in the vineyard and once in the winery. After destemming, gravity guides the whole berries into open topped fermenters.

Ageing potential: Drink now or keep until 2030.