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2012 Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir "Hawkster"

Winery: Maggy Hawk

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hawkster"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $66

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

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Maggy Hawk 2012 Hawkster Pinot Noir.

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