2012 Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir "Hawkster"
Winery: Maggy Hawk
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hawkster"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Anderson Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 268
KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)
Average Virtual Score: 95 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: May 13, 2015
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from the Anderson Valley opens with a faint black plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild mineral infused black plum with notes of black cherry. I also detected a hint of cola as well. The finish is dry and fades away nicely. This Pinot does open up with some time and aeration. Decant and serve with grilled salmon. Enjoy
Winemaker Notes: Deep, dark and almost brooding, Hawkster offers aromas of rich spice, mocha, and black cherry that give way to alluring flavors of brambly fruit, anise, and hints of earth. The most full-bodied and robust of the Maggy Hawk vineyard blocks, Hawkster remains elegant and balanced, suggesting it will continue to evolve and surprise over the next several years. Self-confident and self-assured, the wine is worthy of its name.
Organic status: not organic
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