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Vineyard: Hein Family

AppellationAnderson Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Walt Blue Jay Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

15.2% alc., 1,875 cases, $40. Sourced from Hein, Savoy, Anderson Creek and other vineyards. Native yeast fermentation, unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Lavishly perfumed with aromas of black raspberry jam, pepper, spice and oak with a very slight funky barnyard note. On the palate the wine is juicy and forward with flavors of dark red and black raspberries, black cherries, baking spices and seasoned oak. A discreetly concentrated offering with some finishing power. Score: 87. Reviewed October 27, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Walt Hein Family Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 250 cases, $52, release June 29, 2012. From a vineyard owned by Richard Roessler which is farmed organically. Clones 777, 115 and Pommard. 30% whole clusters. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Inviting aromas of boysenberries and plum. Pleasing array of dark berry flavors in a mid weight style with a very polished, satiny mouth feel. Very good. Reviewed June 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Waits-Mast Family Cellars Hein Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 25 cases, $44. Released in the fall 2009. Co-ferment of 115 and Pommard clones. 100% de-stemmed. Aged 11 months in 33% new French oak barrels. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Black cherry and herbal highlights on the nose carry over onto the smooth palate with the slightest ash lurking in the background. Healthy tannins need time to integrate. Good. Reviewed June 8, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Roessler Cellars Hein Family Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 196 cases, $45. Released scheduled for September 2009. This vineyard was planted between 1997 and 1999. Pommard and three Dijon clones. · Moderately deep ruby color. The nose offers intense black fruit aromas. Richly flavored dark Pinot fruits complemented by notes of tobacco and dark chocolate. Soft in the mouth and plush in texture. A brooding wine that will need a few years to reach its apex. Can be drunk now with short ribs or a steak. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Fulcrum Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 100 cases, $52. 50% Hein Family Vineyard and 50% Hayley Vineyard. The clones are 115 and 777. Aged in 41% new French oak barrels for 14 months and in bottle for 5 months. Unfined and unfiltered. · With urging the nose blossoms beautifully revealing hi-tone aromas of ripe berry jam and wildflowers with a dusting of oak. The balance is admirable and the fine-grain tannins provide a silky smooth texture that is very appealing. The flavor profile leans to raspberry and cherry with a sidecar of oak. Plenty to like. Reviewed May 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

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2006 Dain Wines Savage Juliet Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $48. Sourced from the Hein Family Vineyard. · Moderately light in color. The nose is thick with herbs, leaf, underbrush, oak smoke and camphor. Light in weight with good acidity, the flavor profile leans to cherries and cranberries with a slight chemical note. Smooth in the mouth. No special message but a decent drink. Reviewed May 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Fulcrum Wines Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 100 cases, $52. From three vineyards, Akins, Hein Family, and Wentzel. Clones are Pommard, 115, 667 and 777. Aged 10 months in 41% new French oak (Francois Frere and Seguin Moreau). · The wine leads off with aromas of cherries, raspberries, herbs and newly mowed hay. Darker fruits dominate the flavor profile, with hints of raisin, spice and wood. Plenty of acid, even a little tart on the finish, which also displays a fruity raspberry flavor. A very respectable effort first time out. Reviewed March 23, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Fulcrum Wines Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., about 100 cases, $60. 50% Akins Vineyard (Pommard), 25% Hein Vineyard (Pommard), 25% Wentzel Vineyard (Dijon 115, 667, 777). · The aromas of cherry cola and baking spice are very alluring. Nicely presented red cherry and cassis fruit in a lighter and feminine style. Silky on the palate with lively acidity on a lip-smacking finish. Reviewed June 9, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »