Walter Hansel Estate Chardonnay


91 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“There are 1,260 cases of the 2013 Chardonnay Estate, a great bargain. At a retail price of $25 a bottle, it is hard to get more flavor and complexity in a Chardonnay than this cuvée possesses. Notes of poached pear, honeysuckle and white peach notes are offered in an elegant, medium-bodied, lively style. Like all of the Walter Hansel Chardonnays, it went through 100% malolactic fermentation, and was aged 10 months in 30-40% new French oak. Consume it over the next 5-6 years.” (12/2014)

91 points Vinous
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Grape Variety:
Russian River Valley
Tasting Notes:
Elegant, Honeysuckle, Medium Bodied, Peach, Pear
Food Pairing:
Asian, Cheese (Light), Cream Sauce, Shellfish
Enjoyment Factor:
Chilled to 45 degrees
Our Rating:

Vineyard Information

Sonoma, California, United States