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 first vintage of this wine produced. The Hanzell clone is known for its exotic fruits and texture, and this wine is no different.
Walter Hansel 2010 Chardonnay “Meadows” Russian River Valley
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This was a real crowd pleasure that went over well in a recent tasting I conducted. It is loaded with rich tropical fruits, pineapple, apricots, mango and backed by a nice touch of vanilla and a creamy, rich mouth feel. The finish is balanced and fresh with nice acidity and lingers with creamy apricots, apples, and white flowers. Only 600 cases produced of this little gem.