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Maggy Hawk

Owner(s) Jackson Family Wines
 
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Maggy Hawk Maggy Hawk is a vineyard site in the deep end of the Anderson Valley composed of a complex patchwork of different facings, slopes and clones. Winegrower Dennis Winchester lives on the property and works with winemaker Elizabeth Grant-Douglas to produce special bottlings of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Grapes from the vineyard were part of La Crema's Anderson Valley bottling until 2006 when two vineyard designates were produced from Maggy Hawk Vineyard under the La Crema label. The Maggy Hawk label was launched with the 2007 vintage. The three block/single clone wines from the vineyard are are offered under the Jackson Family Estates parent company.

Reviewed Wines

2009 Maggy Hawk Afleet Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.53, TA 0.52, 234 cases, $66. From 1.23-acre Block 4, Pommard clone. Aged 15 months in 32% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Haunting aromas of spiced black cherries and black raspberries creating an olfactory overload. Richly endowed, with flavors of very ripe dark cherries, berries, currants and sassafras enveloping the palate. An appealing wood spice and savory herbal note add interest. Well-managed tannins create a round, polished drinking experience. Very typical Pommard-based wine that is the richest in the lineup. Still opulent the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Reviewed December 8, 2012 ARTICLE »

2009 Maggy Hawk Hawkster Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

15.4% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.54, 240 cases, $66. From Blocks 12, 13, and 14, 6.18 acres, clone 2A. Aged 15 months in 32% new French oak. · Medium reddishpurple hue in the glass. Very ripe fruit-driven wine offering aromas of black plum sauce, blackberry jam, and spice, intensifying over time in the glass. Moderately rich with very ripe fruit flavors of red and black berries and slight prune. Sturdy tannins with complimentary oak in the background. More fruity and spicy the following day with a softer mouth feel. Tasted twice. Pushes the ripeness envelope too far for me. Good. Reviewed December 8, 2012 ARTICLE »

2009 Maggy Hawk Jolie Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.55, 237 cases, $66. From 10.03 acre Block 7, clone 115. Aged 15 months in 23% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddishpurple color in the glass. Showy aromas of red cherries and raspberries with a hint of forest floor, compost and oak. Lushly flavored yet sleek and seductive with a core of deep raspberry flavor complimented by a whisper of oak. A pretty wine yet endowed with good structural bones, finishing long and opulent. Still solid the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Very good (+). Reviewed December 8, 2012 ARTICLE »

2009 Maggy Hawk Unforgettable Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.51, 235 cases, $66. From 2.64-acre Block 5, clone 667. Aged 15 months in 35% new French oak barrels. · Very interesting woodsy nose offering aromas of black cherries, spice and mushrooms on the grill. Delicious core of fresh black raspberry and blackberry fruit, nicely spiced. A veritable iron fist in a velvet glove wine with rich, strikingly intense flavor, countered with seductive elegance and silkiness. Flat-out great the following day from a previously opened and recorked bottle. The name of this wine really fits. Reviewed December 8, 2012 ARTICLE »

2007 Maggy Hawk Afleet Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., pH 3.72, TA 0.56, 91 cases, $70. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Beguiling aromas of brandied cherries, rose hips tea, violets and seasoned oak. Delicious black raspberry and cherry sappy flavors on a medium weight frame complimented by hints of exotic spice and fruit leather. The most intense, deeply fruited and structured wine of the three, more opaque than see-through lingerie. The aromatic peacock tail on the finish is notable for its length. Even better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. A very special wine. Reviewed January 12, 2012 ARTICLE »

2007 Maggy Hawk Jolie Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.66, TA 0.53, 89 cases, $70. · Moderate reddish-purple hue in the glass. Exotic and intriguing nose featuring aromas of black cherries, dark berries, Moroccan spices and a hint of coffee broadening over time to even deeper autumnal notes. Beautifully complex array of dark red Pinot fruits robed in mild dusty tannins, ever-expanding in the mouth, and finishing with amazing persistence and length. The fruit really sings in this seamless and classy wine. Still great the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Reviewed January 12, 2012 ARTICLE »

2007 Maggy Hawk Stormin’ Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.69, TA 0.54, 77 cases, $70. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy aromas of black raspberry, dried cherries, and brioche. Discreetly concentrated flavors of black cherries, blueberries and bramble caressed by ripe, fine-grain tannins, persisting on the slightly tart cherry pie finish. Sleek, elegant and refined, weaving a stylish dance ever so lightly on the palate. Very good (+). Reviewed January 12, 2012 ARTICLE »