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1998 Handley Cellars Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

This wine was opened in both 750 ml and magnum format at the Open House on Sunday as part of the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival. · The wine was still fresh with bright garnet color from both formats. Elegant and silky red fruits with no discernible tannins from the standard bottle. The Pinot Noir from the magnum format had more fruit intensity on the mid-palate with more retained structural tannins. Both wines were fine, but clearly the magnum wine was preferred and will age for a longer time. Reviewed June 5, 2009

Winery: Handley Cellars
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot (Pt II)