Walter Hansel Winery

The Estate Vineyards Chardonnay

9.16 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Fun to tap into the dwindling collection of this wine, which we had at our wedding little over a year ago. Rich, a touch of oil, lovely purity, tropical but not too much. It's taking more and more like a voluptuous styled white Burgundy.

Fun to tap into the dwindling collection of this wine, which we had at our wedding little over a year ago. Rich, a touch of oil, lovely purity, tropical but not too much. It's taking more and more like a voluptuous styled white Burgundy.

Sep 28th, 2018
James Forsyth

This was one of our wedding wines. Rather nice to have a few bottles left over. This one was enjoyed on Cape Cod on July 4th. An accessible and definitively American wine. Rich, somewhat tropical but still elegant. It's gorgeous and made more so by virtue of the wonderful associated memories.

This was one of our wedding wines. Rather nice to have a few bottles left over. This one was enjoyed on Cape Cod on July 4th. An accessible and definitively American wine. Rich, somewhat tropical but still elegant. It's gorgeous and made more so by virtue of the wonderful associated memories.

Jul 8th, 2018
Eric W Brown

Went well with lemon cod and orzo

Went well with lemon cod and orzo

Nov 26th, 2019
Jon Misch

Surprising amount of aged character for a 2014. Pretty disappointed to be honest. The wine is almost orange in the glass. Nose is very forward with buttered popcorn and vegetable oil laced with hazelnut. Palate is flabby though. Has a smooth and oily mouthfeel with medium acid. Not what I expected.

Surprising amount of aged character for a 2014. Pretty disappointed to be honest. The wine is almost orange in the glass. Nose is very forward with buttered popcorn and vegetable oil laced with hazelnut. Palate is flabby though. Has a smooth and oily mouthfeel with medium acid. Not what I expected.

Oct 13th, 2018
Gautham Iyer

Delicious buttery flavors with a lovely finish; no real aftertaste which I love

Delicious buttery flavors with a lovely finish; no real aftertaste which I love

Feb 18th, 2018
Robert Barron

Robert had this 2 years ago

Robert had this 2 years ago

Jun 25th, 2017