Hunter Wine Cellars 2011 Chasseur, Freestone Station, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

  • Year: 2011
  • Winery: Hunter Wine Cellars
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Region: Sonoma County
  • Retail Price: $65.00
  • Sale Price: $58.00

Deep, ripe and intensely varietal. Pouring forth in a cascade of hazelnut, red raspberry, vanilla cream scents over quieter notes of white pepper and lead pencil/minerality. It proves nearly as forthcoming on the palate, with a luxurious elegance, texture and polished feel of juniper berry, allspice, red raspberry, vanilla and floral spices. Picks up weight and becomes more intense as it airs, this is going to be a truly memorable Pinot.

  • 92 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Feb. 2014): "...It marries elements of wild cherries, sweet oak, herbs and dried brush in both scent and taste, and it exhibits a fine sense of structural firmness after a viscous beginning..."

A mere 280 cases were made.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.