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Handley Pinot Noir 2010

Handley Pinot Noir 750ml 2010      
Sku: 1843676*

Founded in 1982 by winemaker Milla Handley, Handley Cellars is located in the Anderson Valley appellation of Mendocino County, California. Milla Handley and co-winemaker Randy Schock make key winemaking and vinification decisions such as percentage of whole berries, type of fermentation yeast, punch down regiment, length of fermentation time and barrel type based on vintage. “We use a number of techniques to promote appropriate acidity, minerality and aromatic qualities, says Milla. She and Randy are fermentation specialists and will use up to 20 different cultured or natural yeasts per harvest. Milla and Randy prefer to work with winemakers who practice sustainable farming and all 30 acres of the Handley estate are CCOF certified organic.

Tasting notes
The blend presents aromas of blackberry, dark plum and notes of dried cherry, blueberry, cinnamon and vanilla. The cherry element continues to the palate, joined by hints of raspberry and toast which leads to a smooth, long finish.

 Ultimate Beverage Challenge 88 points (Jun 2013)
A light body and brick-red hue. A whisper of the forest floor comes across on the nose of this wine, which gives way to ripe dark fruit and delicate floral notes. Food-friendly acidity and supple tannins round it out.”

Technical notes
Fruit from three different appellations Potter Valley, Anderson Valley, and Mendocino Ridge was gently crushed (40% whole berries) into open-top fermentors, inoculated with cultured yeasts, punched down twice per day and aged for nine months sur lie with battonage in French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels (21% new).

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Mendocino County
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
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