Red cherry, red raspberry and rose petal flavors complement allspice, spicy cinnamon, and mineral undertones. The hallmark of Hailey's Block Pinot Noir is its round mid-palate and silken finish that make this one of the most elegant and compelling Pinot Noirs from the Green Valley AVA.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, June 2010
- "Ruby-red. Smoky raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by cinnamon, dried rose, mushky herbs and sexy oak spices. Supple red berry and floral flavors are firmed by silky tannins and pick up a suave spicecake quality with air. Suggests dark fruits on the broad, penetrating, persistent finish. This benefits from aeration." - Josh Raynolds,
2008: 91/100 Points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2007: 95/100 Points, The Wine Enthusiast
2007: 92/100 Points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2006: 90/100 Points, Robert Parker, Jr., Robert Parker's Wine Advocate,
2005: 91/100 Points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2005: 90/100 Points, Robert Parker, Jr., Robert Parker's Wine Advocate,
Hailey's Block is located within the renowned Arrendell Vineyard, and is named after Don and Jennifer Hartford's daughter Hailey. The block was planted 12 years ago to Dijon selections of Pinot Noir at a time when Hailey was just six years old. Over the years, we have watched both Hailey and her namesake Pinot Noir mature into personalities of great strength, beauty and charm. The 2008 Hailey's Block Pinot Noir represents a block within the prestigious Arrendell Vineyard planted with Dijon 114 and 777 selections.
Arrendell Vineyard sits in arguably the coldest spot in the Green Valley sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley AVA. The cold meso-climate that results from cool air settling in this low-lying vineyard preserves natural acidity in the grapes and helps preserve the pure expression of the unique terroir in this beautiful, new release.
Oak Barrels: 100% French oak, 60% new
Time in Oak: 15 months
TA: 5.4 g/L
Cases produced: 250
No fining or filtration
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