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Handley Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 750ml 2009
Sku: 1778430*
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 Kristen Barnhisel ...more
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Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Mendocino County
Appellation: Anderson Valley
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
Reg. 34.99
On Sale $27.99
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The displays notes of cherry, violets, lavender, and blueberry and chocolate that is balanced by tannins and a long silky finish.
Wine Spectator 87 points - Simple yet pleasant, with vivid red candy, sour cherry and spice, turning elegant and retaining focus. Drink now through 2017. 3,548 cases made. –JL  (Sep 30 2012)

Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - A Pinot Noir that offers plum and cherry aromas and flavors. There is a dark mineral component reminiscent of pencil lead. All continue on the palate, joined by sweet baking spices and vanilla. The texture is silky and the finish is long. ” (Jun 2013)

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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 Kristen Barnhisel believe in a winemaking regime that emphasizes terroir, vintage and natural varietal expression. Percentage of whole berries, choice of fermentation yeasts, punch-down regime, length of fermentation time and choice of barrels are all adjusted to fit the fruit. “We use a number of techniques to promote appropriate acidity, minerality and aromatic qualities,” says Milla. She and Kristen are fermentation specialists and will use as many as 20 different cultured or natural yeasts per harvest. Milla and Kristen use sustainable farming methods and prefer to work with winemakers who share their perspective. Fruit is sourced from the Handley’s own 30 acre CCOF certified organic Estate Vineyard or purchased from sustainable and/or organic growers.
Technical notes
The fruit was destemmed and gently crushed with 40% whole berries retained. To boost the wine’s natural structure and flavors, Handley uses several different yeasts during fermentation, after which the wine aged for 10 months in French oak (23% new).

Producer
Handley Cellars is a small (about 14,000 cases per year) family-owned winery in California's Mendocino County, bonded in 1982. We are located at the northwest end of the Anderson Valley on 59 acres of the original Holmes Ranch. Still standing on the property are the now-refurbished ranch house, barn, and the original water tower.

At Handley Cellars we offer a wide variety of wines that complement today's diverse cuisine with its worldwide influences. Handley's winemaker Milla Handley seeks to make balanced wines that possess distinctive varietal characteristics, wines that reflect the soil and climate in which they were grown.


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