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Thursday, May 6, 2010
Handley Cellars Pinot Noir
As you might know, I prefer my Pinot Noirs to be fuller bodied, (for a pinot) with darker fruit flavors, more on the dark cherry side than the bright strawberry side, with a bit of warm flavors, like cinnamon or clove. As noted in my other posts, typically Monterey County Pinot Noirs (central coast of California) are my go-to, however, the 2006 Handley Cellars Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley was a recent Gold Medal Wine Club shipment and it totally fits the bill. Its from Mendocino County, which is north of Sonoma County and winery direct (which you actually can’t buy it at the winery anymore) is $30 and its worth it – its complex, warm and rich fruits, with a long finish, its really a perfect late spring/early summer red. However, its especially worth the $17/bottle that I can get it for through GMWC because I’m a dual-series member. As a non-member, the average person can get it for $22/bottle, so if you read my pinot reviews and think we like the same thing, head to their website and order some!
(if you think you might join Gold Medal Wine Club because of me, shoot me an email and I’ll send you a referral link)