Posts tagged: Walter Hansel

VERY LAST CALL – Gregarious 95 Point Rated UNDER $50 RED

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 VALUE OF THE MONTH, 94 POINTS, 25% OFF

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 and […]

Monday October 22nd, 2018 in , , , , | No Comments »

The Health Benefits of White Wine!

The Health Benefits Of White Wine, Because There Actually Are Some! By Julie R. Thomson, Huffington Post “Summer is looking up!” Red wine is often lauded for its positive health attributes, but no one stops to consider white. Now that warm weather is on the horizon, and the need for something refreshing is upon us, […]

Think PINK! It’s good for the body!

Most people assume Rosé (or Pink wine) is sweet, white-zinfandel, cheap, ersatz wine. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!When I first got into the wine industry a few decades ago, rosé was anything but cool. White Zinfandel from California made the public think that all rosé was sweet, and unfortunately, imports such as Royal Lancers from Portugal and wines such as […]

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 in , , , , , , , | No Comments »

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 […]

Wednesday April 19th, 2017 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 […]