Posts tagged: Walter Hansel

WINE COUNTRY PRE-SEASON UPDATE!

Dear Friends,As you are probably aware, the 2016-2017 winter was one for the books!  After 5 years of drought, we got drenched!  We are looking at rain and snow totals 150-200% of normal!  With some flooding, but no major damage we came through this winter season as happy farmers!  The aquifers are replenished, the reservoirs […]

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94 POINTS, BEST DOLLAR COST AVERAGE PINOT

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 […]

Chardonnay of the Month

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 on the estate 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 […]

Wednesday January 13th, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

93 Point Rated under $27 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 […]

# 1 Quality/Value 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 […]

Friday August 1st, 2014 in , , , | No Comments »

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 […]

Tuesday June 10th, 2014 in , , , | No Comments »

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 […]

Wednesday February 19th, 2014 in , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]