Walter Hansel Pinot Noir 2017, The North Slope Vineyard, Russian River Valley, California

“The 2017 Pinot Noir The North Slope is medium ruby-purple in color and scented of crushed red plums, mulberries and black cherries with touches of baking sprices, violets and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, it offers bags of rich berry flavors in the mouth with a sexy, plush texture and scintillating freshness, finishing long.” The grapes are hand harvested and manually sorted, once in the vineyard and once in the winery. The grapes are destemmed and gravity guides the whole berries into open topped fermenters.