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Hanzell Vineyards Pinot Noir from Sonoma Valley
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Hanzell Vineyards Pinot Noir from Sonoma Valley is a wine that's truly worthy of the spotlight! It's made with grapes grown in the unique microclimate of the Mayacamas Mountains, producing an elegant yet robust flavor. With its velvety texture, balanced acidity and intense aromas of blackberries and dark cherries, it's no wonder why this Pinot Noir is so popular. Enjoy it with friends or family for an unforgettable experience!
A Little Trivia
At Hanzell Vineyards, they use the same tools and techniques to craft their Pinot Noir wines that were used centuries ago. Working with ancient winemaking practices, their team of vintners has perfected their art over time to create consistently remarkable wines. In addition, in order to keep tradition alive they even employ a flock of geese as grape pickers!
History of This Wine
Hanzell Vineyards Pinot Noir from Sonoma Valley was founded in 1953 by James D. Zellerbach, a prominent San Francisco businessman and philanthropist. He purchased the historic Hanzell estate, which was originally established in 1857 by General Mariano Vallejo. Zellerbach planted the first vines of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on the property, making it one of the first vineyards in California to focus exclusively on these two varietals.
The winery has since become renowned for its high-quality Pinot Noirs, which are made with grapes grown on the estate’s steep hillsides and aged in French oak barrels. Notable vintage years include 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, all of which received excellent ratings from critics. In 2013, Hanzell Vineyards celebrated its 60th anniversary with a special release of its flagship wine: a limited edition blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that was aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Hanzell Vineyards Pinot Noir from Sonoma Valley pairs well with a variety of foods, including grilled salmon, roasted duck, creamy mushroom risotto, and tomato-based pasta dishes. Other good pairings include light cheeses like brie or goat cheese, charcuterie plates, and earthy vegetables like mushrooms or root vegetables. For dessert, this wine goes well with fruit-based desserts such as tarts or pies.