I just got my hands on an extremely limited allocation that you definitely want to know about!
Walter Hansel is synonymous with good quality wine at a respectable price. This latest bottling is inexpensive for its great quality! We tasted 10 Pinots, and Hansel Rodgers Creek came in # 1. The lineup consisted of Beaux Freres “Upper Terrace”, Black Kite, Kosta Browne Kanzler, Drew, Martinelli, DuMol RRV, Cobb, Lucia Garys, Talley Rosemary and Walter Hansel Rodgers Creek. The least expensive wine came in # 1 – Walter Hansel Rodgers Creek!
Again, this is an extremely limited allocation! Jump on it while I still have some!
Walter Hansel 2009 Pinot Noir “Rodgers Creek” Russian River Valley
Retail 32.00 – GGWC 27.99
Rodgers Creek, located on Stage Gulch road in the Sonoma Coast region, is a hillside vineyard with west facing slopes. Hansel selected Block 4, which contains the most gravelly soil of the area and has the most dramatic slope. Walter Hansel’s Rodgers Creek is produced from a Pommard Clone; Production was 211 cases. It has a gorgeous raspberry/creamy nose with roses, spices and fresh roasted coffee. The wine is full in body, with a nice mid-palate, and lots of raspberry on the finish. It is really nicely balanced and has tons of length for this ridiculously low price.