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2015 Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir "Graceful Lady"

Maggy Hawk 2015 Graceful Lady Pinot Noir

Winery: Maggy Hawk

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Graceful Lady"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $66

Cases produced: 335

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: May 21, 2018

Wine Review: This light red colored Pinot Noir from Maggy Hawk is terrific. It opens with a very fragrant red raspberry bouquet with a hint of pomegranate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, elegant and very smooth. The flavor profile is a mild strawberry with notes of cranberry and minerality. I also detected hints of black pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Pinot lives up to its name. It is very graceful and food friendly. I would pair it with a filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Maggy Hawk wines are a clear representation why terroir matters and Graceful Lady is the epitome of this. The characteristics are site-specific. Low yields, small clusters, and ripening influenced by its location. Strong color and good balance support aromas of blackberry, violets, sassafras and cedar. The palate is firm with rounded tannins. Complex with notes of nutmeg, blueberry and cocoa powder. Dark, rich and opulent, Graceful Lady is to be reckoned with.

Organic status: not organic

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