• Walter Hansel The Meadows Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2015 91-94

    Walter Hansel The Meadows Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2015

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    91-94pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    "This Chardonnay offers up a light-gold color, concentrated notes of honeysuckle, baked apple pie, cinnamon and plenty of spice in a medium to full-bodied, refreshing, zesty style. " ~ Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    The Walter Hansel The Meadow Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay is the perfect companion to a hot summer afternoon or evening. Enjoy a cool glass solo or with an appetizer pizza of honeycrisp apple, balsamic onion and cheddar cheese. Follow that with Louisiana shrimp and grits for a great meal. Chicken sate with a spicy peanut sauce is another delicious option. Or, if you're feeling fancy, make it mini lobster pot pies. You'll be glad you did.

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2015 season resulted in tiny clusters and small berries with production levels off by a minimum of 25%. The following 2015s will be bottled unfined and unfiltered. The 2015 Chardonnay the Meadows Vineyard is in the northern part of the Hansel estate and at their lowest elevation as it is a meadow next to Santa Rosa Creek. Again, this is dry-farmed and planted with 100% Hanzell clones. Yields are always low and this Chardonnay offers up a light-gold color, concentrated notes of honeysuckle, baked apple pie, cinnamon and plenty of spice in a medium to full-bodied, refreshing, zesty style. Drink it over the next 4-5 years (2016-2-21). 

    This is an enviable winery run by Stephen Hansel with exceptionally high-quality Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs that he sells at modest prices, which speaks to his humility and commitment to serious wine consumers. There are more than 80 acres of estate, so it is not small, split evenly between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. He breaks the cuvées down by their vineyard terroir/site." Oct 2016

    Bottle
    750ml, cork         
    Farming Practicing Organic
    Varietal 100% Chardonnay
    Alcohol 
    14.4%
    Region Sonoma, California
    Production Limited to 903 dozen