Posts tagged: Walter Hansel

A Visit to the Walter Hansel Bistro

A Frank Melis review: Last week I took my wife and daughters to check out the new Walter Hansel Bistro in the beautiful Russian River Valley.   The restaurant is about 1 mile away from the Walter Hansel Winery and 1 mile from Historic Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, California. The Bistro is a cozy, single […]

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Amazing 93+ rated Chardonnay

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 a up the block from Kistler!  The actual winery did not start till 1996 when they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir […]

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Cuvee Alyce scores Big

Walter Hansel Winery has been synonymous with good quality and well-priced wines for years.  Real crowd-pleasing wines for those who don’t want to break the bank and still want to get a good quality glass of wine.  The 2010 Cuvee Alyce Chardonnnay might be one of Steve Hansel’s best efforts to date.  Even with a […]

Crowd pleasing Pinot Noir (93 Robert Parker)

Walter Hansel winery has been synonymous with good quality and well-priced wines for years.  Real crowd-pleasing wines for those who don’t want to break the bank and still want to get a good quality glass of wine.  The 2010 North Slope might be one of Steve Hansel’s best efforts to date.  Even with a 93 […]

Best VALUE Chardonnay in years

This is a new addition to the Walter Hansel portfolio. Previously this section of the Estate Vineyard was planted to Pinot Noir. Steve Hansel didn’t like the development of the Pinot from this flat area of the vineyard near Guerneville Road. He budded it over to the “Hanzell” clone (Musque) of Chardonnay. This is the […]

Walter Hansel Pinot Noir beats out the big names in a blind tasting! LIMITED – 95 Points!!

I just got my hands on an extremely limited allocation that you definitely want to know about! Walter Hansel is synonymous with good quality wine at a respectable price. This latest bottling is inexpensive for its great quality!  We tasted 10 Pinots, and Hansel Rodgers Creek came in # 1. The lineup consisted of Beaux […]

Summer wines

The weather is heating up and the days are long. There are not many things that are nicer than kicking back on the porch and watching the sun set with a cool glass of white wine. Here are some of my picks for the best summer releases. Valdez 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, U.V. El Diablo Vineyard […]

Don’t Forget Mother!

Happy Mother’s Day! You cannot forget Mom this week!  We put together a few suggestions for you that won’t break the bank. We can mix and match, however you like.  Just remember orders need to be in by Wednesday 1 P.M. PST for orders to arrive by Friday! Sans Liege 2009 Cotes du Coast (Proprietary […]

The Top 10 Wines of the Year.

Every year around this time since 1988, Wine Spectator releases it’s list of the top 100 wines of the year. The list just hit the bookstands and includes some incredible selections from around the world. Tasting each of the 13,000 plus wines they chose from would have me under the table in no time at […]

Walter Hansel 2007 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce, Russian River Valley

Robert Parker gives this one 94+ Points: “The 2007 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce is sensational.” Named after Stephen Hansel’s recently deceased 90-year-old mother, the wine has admirable minerality, plenty of honeysuckle, hints of pear, white peach, and pineapple, a deep, full-bodied mouthfeel with subtle smokiness from oak, very good acidity, and a long, concentrated finish. This […]