The fruit for this wine came from various Anderson Valley vineyards, some in the cooler, more coastal part of the valley (offering red fruit, citrus, and spiciness to the blend), and some from the warmer Boonville end (adding more blueberry, black cherry, and texture to the finished wine). As a result, the Handley 2009 Pinot Noir offers a wide variety of aromas and flavors with a complexity not often achieved. The aromas are reminiscent of ripe cherry, black cherry, orange peel, carob, Chinese five spice, with a fine layer of minerality. It is complemented on the palate with red plum, black cherry, cocoa, baking spices, a silk mid-palate texture, and a very long finish.
2009 Pinot Noir
Anderson ValleyMendocino County
Platinum Medal Sommelier Challenge
Chairman's Best of Class Award Long Beach Grand CRU
Double Gold Medal Jerry Mead's NWIWC
Double Gold San Francisco Chronicle
10 months in oak
100% Pinot Noir
- Platinum Medal Sommelier Challenge
Milla Handley founded Handley Cellars more than 30 years ago
From basement winemaking to raking up a collection of Gold Medals that few Dry Creek Valley winemakers can rival, Milla Handley has come quite a long way in 31 ...