Walter Hansel Winery

Hansel ‘Estate’ Russian River Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
California Russian River United States North America
Tasting Notes
Technical Details

Russian River, Sonoma, CA – The Estate Pinot Noir is a blend of all five clones that Stephen Hansel works with. This wine is deep ruby/purple-colored, with medium to full body as well as a tight, but promising personality.

Pinot Noir grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.


The Estate

Throughout the 1980’s the entire family would harvest the half acre of grapes and my father and I would make the wine; filling two barrels, which equaled 50 cases of wine.

Wine Making

All pinot noir is stainless steel fermented after a 5-7 day cold soak with punchdowns 3 times daily. Whole clusters are employed in only a few tanks at 5%. Barrels are 60% new Francois Freres and the remainder 1 year old. The wine is aged in barrel for 12 months and settled in tank for 2 months

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with veal, pork, poultry, and mushroom based dishes.

• Available Size: 750mL (12 pc)
• Family-Owned
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: Red
• ABV%: 14

Vinous – 92

"The 2021 Pinot Noir The Estate Vineyards is gracious, elegant and silky. Crushed red/purplish berry fruit, spice and mint are nicely laced together in a juicy, mid-weight Pinot that delivers the goods. The 2021 offers tons of immediacy, but marries that with a good bit of energy. This is a very serious wine with a bright, bright future."
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