Walter Hansel Cahill Lane Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

Original Price $36.00
Current Price $33.97

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94pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
The Walter Hansel Cahill Lane Russian River Valley Chardonnay is the three S's - sexy, satiny and savory. It's what you've been looking for to serve with your favorite fish, chicken and some pork dishes. It's perfect for light appetizers, chèvre cheeses, and many salads too. 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 won't regret it winelovers.

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2016 Chardonnay Cahill Lane gives up loads of honeyed peaches and ripe apple notes with touches of nutmeg, baking bread and marzipan. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with layer upon layer of bread, nut and stone fruit flavors, supported by bright, refreshing acid and a creamy texture, finishing with fantastic length. 1,064 cases produced. Drink 2018-2025." Jun 2018

Antonio Galloni on the winery: "It is refreshing to taste with proprietor Stephen Hansel. At a time when so many of the world's best wines are increasingly unaffordable for the normal consumer, Hansel has kept his prices decidedly reasonable. As I have written before, Hansel's wines epitomize what the Russian River does so well; namely rich, buttery Chardonnays and forward, juicy Pinots." 

Trade Notes: "Walter Hansel has become synonymous with great quality at a great price! Year after year these wines seem to impress me and my clientele alike. The first vines were planted in 1978 just up the block from Kistler. The actual winery did not start till 1996 when they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir and 10 barrels of Chardonnay, and the rest, as they say, is history. Stephen Hansel (Walter’s son) had one of the best winemakers as his tutor (Tom Rochiolli) so it is no surprise that they are still putting out great wines decades later. Year after this winery has produced amazing "Dollar Cost Average" under-priced wines." 

Bottle  750ml, cork
Farming Practicing Organic
Varietal 100% Chardonnay                
Alcohol 14.5%                 
Region Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
Production Limited to 1,064 dozen
Original Price $36.00
Current Price $33.97

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