Walter Hansel Winery

The South Slope Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.224 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Eric W Brown

Delicious as always

Delicious as always

Aug 1st, 2022
Berg

Hansel...it's so hot right now. Hansel.

A bit riper than the Rhys, but also quite good. Definitely CA cola here too, and more like sweet black cherry than tart Bing for the Rhys. Slight hints of barnyard, spice, tannins not as smooth as the Rhys.
#letsgocaps #rockthered

Hansel...it's so hot right now. Hansel.

A bit riper than the Rhys, but also quite good. Definitely CA cola here too, and more like sweet black cherry than tart Bing for the Rhys. Slight hints of barnyard, spice, tannins not as smooth as the Rhys.
#letsgocaps #rockthered

Mar 26th, 2016
Robert Schneider

Delicious. Rich red and black cherry fruit, sweet oak, nice spice. Ripe but not over. A pleasure to drink.

Delicious. Rich red and black cherry fruit, sweet oak, nice spice. Ripe but not over. A pleasure to drink.

Feb 2nd, 2016
Darin See

When everyone says something is amazing, I'm incredulous. No, it's more like I'm defiant and arrogant, a lot like most teenagers you know; "X must overwhelm with mass appeal where X otherwise lacks character and distiction." Well, this bottle is much loved by friends and strangers, and rightly so. Stinging black pepper backed by rich (but not overwhelmingly so) berries. I wish I had a case of the stuff and an equal number of occasions to share it.

When everyone says something is amazing, I'm incredulous. No, it's more like I'm defiant and arrogant, a lot like most teenagers you know; "X must overwhelm with mass appeal where X otherwise lacks character and distiction." Well, this bottle is much loved by friends and strangers, and rightly so. Stinging black pepper backed by rich (but not overwhelmingly so) berries. I wish I had a case of the stuff and an equal number of occasions to share it.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Justin Berfield

Delicious, bit peppery, with bright red berry flavor

Delicious, bit peppery, with bright red berry flavor

Dec 10th, 2015
Jessica McBeath

Yummy

Yummy

Sep 12th, 2015
Trae Apodaca

More Birthday Wines!

More Birthday Wines!

Sep 7th, 2015
Tyffani Sedgwick

Smokey, cherry, nicely balanced. A beautiful Pinot!

Smokey, cherry, nicely balanced. A beautiful Pinot!

Jul 31st, 2015
Gus Arnold

Not overly fruity, with a nice finish. More depth than most cal pinots.

Not overly fruity, with a nice finish. More depth than most cal pinots.

Jun 3rd, 2015
Stephen Sutton

Rich and delicious.

Rich and delicious.

May 3rd, 2015