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Hamacher 2004 Pinot noir
Last of the 2004 Vintage Superstars
from Avalon Wine


Hamacher Pinot noir 04
Captivatingly complex! A gorgeous nose of fresh cherries and cherry cream soda, with hints of strawberry, earth, and spice. Tons of layered fruit--cherries, strawberries and cream, bits of raspberry and black currant on the finish--is complemented by bright acidity and super-integrated tannins. The finish has great length as whispers of red fruit, cinnamon, and dried thyme echo. Like the 2002, this is a finesse Pinot, with even more complexity. A May 2007 Reserve Pinot Noir Club selection! - Marcus

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The Hamacher Pinot noir 04 is a
superlative followup to the Hamacher 2003 Pinot noir.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
gave the 2003 Hamacher Pinot noir
94 points and said:

"My mouth watered as I pulled in the superb aromas of the 2003 Pinot Noir. A hedonist’s delight, it displays candied cherries, vanilla beans, hints of smoked bacon, ripe black plums, and Asian spices. This wine has unbridled power, massive concentration, sublimely sweet fruit, and awesome richness. Dominated by black cherries and black raspberries, it slathers across the palate in viscous waves, then lingers for 45 seconds or more in the finish. If this decadent wine gains in complexity with time it will be mind-boggling!
Projected maturity: 2007-2015."

The first 12 customers who purchase the
Hamacher Pinot Case below will receive

2 bottles - 94 point 2003 Hamacher Pinot
10 bottles - 2004 Hamacher Pinot noir

Hamacher Pinot Case $485

12 Hamacher 2004 Pinot noir 750 ml

unless you are one of the first 12 people to purchase it! (see above)

save $54.40 from $539.40 retail

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2004 Vintage Pinots to Grab While They Last

Several very collectable 2004 Oregon Pinot noirs are still available for purchase. All three listed here are drinking beautifully and will cellar for 4 or more years.

DePonte Pinot noir 04

De Ponte Winery Pinot noir is bold, ripe, dark, rich, beautifully balanced, a scent of cherry pie with hints of cedar and spices leads to rich, big black berry and stone fruit flavors, with finegrained, well balanced tannins. Interestingly, Isabelle is known as one of France's leading experts on wine barrels, and her use of oak in this wine is perfection. -JY

Daedalus "Labyrinth" Pinot noir 04
Outstanding- scents of fresh red raspberry and red cherry dominate the nose of this rich, lovely wine. Flavors are intense, almost liqueur-like in richness. The first taste had notes of red cherry and raspberry and gave the sense that the wine was expanding in the mouth, with almost candied notes of fruit. Flavors continued with more red and blackberry fruit, white pepper, a hint of licorice, and warm, soft hints of oak. The expansive fruit flavors are balanced by an uplifting, fresh acidity and silky, totally itegrated tannins. Doesn't sing a wrong note, this is a collector's wine. Very very limited. -jy

Winters Hill Reserve Pinot noir 04

Sweet, rich cherry & raspberry fruit with hints of vanilla and toast in nose and flavors. The scent is just remarkable- about as luscious as a nose gets. Delphine Gladhart is an artist- she really did a great job with this wine! An Avalon Reserve Pinot noir Club Selection.

"Price of Pinot's" Pinotfile Newsletter on Oregon Pinot noir named this wine their "Top Beaver" in a tasting of 20+ wines. Rusty said: "This wine has an extraordinary nose of cherries, cola, spice and chocolate leading to a complex depth of flavors of rich red cherries, Coke, and baking spice. There is an underlying earthiness that adds to the appeal. What really wows is the caressing texture of silk and satin. The lovely spiced cherry backend lasts an eternity. This sensual pleasure is everything you could hope for in a Oregon Pinot Noir."

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