Sometimes it’s best not to ask questions. So when I was offered a handful of the long-gone 2008 Hamacher Pinot cases, I didn’t ask why, I just said I want them!
I highly recommend grabbing the 08 Hamacher.
Hamacher Pinot noir 2008
$44.95 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case*H ($49.95 retail)
An expressive nose lifts this right out of the glass: spiced cherry, red plum, cinnamon, lavender and incense fills your senses. Satiny-textured dark cherry, plum and raspberry picks up a ribbon of fine tannins that elongates the finish and will allow this to age for another 4-6 years or more. While many of the 2008s are going into hibernation, Hamacher’s 08 is coming out of the den to show off and prowl.
below, Robert Brittan, Mo Ayoub, and Eric Hamacher at the Carlton Winemaker’s Studio
author Jean Yates