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2010 george Vintage VIII Hansen Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 195 cases, $60. A terroir-driven wine that is quite distinctive. This vineyard sits next to a dairy farm and has a smell and taste of cow waste which many find very appealing, including many sommeliers. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, dark chocolate, toasty oak, sweet smoke, and barnyard. The wine has a signature smoky, fecal note in the background with middleweight fruit flavors of dark cherries and raspberries. Well-crafted with mild but adequate tannins and good uplifting acidity. Not my preferred cup of tea but I can respect it for what it is. Good (+). Reviewed February 27, 2013

Winery: george wine company
From article: Latest Gems from the Russian River Valley