1994 Hanzell Vineyards Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

Whole cluster fermentation started in the late 1980s and continued until 2005. Current winemaker, Michael McNeill is bringing back some whole cluster as he feels it adds an interesting floral and spice box character to the wines. The winery tries to make changes in winemaking very slowly over time to maintain a consistent style. This wine has 20% whole cluster. · Aromas of grass and straw, showing a medium weight core of dark red fruit backed by firm, dry tannins, finishing very dry, even slightly astringent. Good. Reviewed August 23, 2012

Winery: Hanzell Vineyards
From article: Highlights of the Pinot University Seminars at IPNC