2005 Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir Estate (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

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Good effort. Seems larger styled than I remember. Definitely pretty stuffed and has the tell-tale orange zest aroma and flavor I so often find in Stephen’s wines. A bit wild right now, it lacks a bit of elegance, but the fruit is very pure. I think this will develop nicely, but it’s a more stereotypical California Pinot than I’m used to from older vintages of Walter Hansel wines (pre-2003).

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