20 Ratings
Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay
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Wine Description

(From 2006 Vintage) An elegant fragrance of chamomile, lemon and grapefruit pith, with darker tones of honey and bees wax followed by hazelnut and even savory elements of thyme and walnut. An even, mineral-dry, taut character to the wine when it first hits the tongue extends with a rounded fullness as it begins to develop in bottle.

Winemaker's Notes

Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay is rich, but vibrant. In its youth it is filled with the sharp signature of the chardonnay grape: pear, pineapple, citrus, green apple. Also present when young is a steely, minerally quality and bright citrus crispness. As the chardonnay matures it gains nuances of sweet pear, honey, ripe apple, vanilla, hazelnut, smoke, and toasted almond. The majority of the chardonnay is fermented in custom-made stainless-steel tanks that hold one ton. About 10-20% is fermented in...

Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Interesting, appealing nose of complex ripe exotic fruits and hazelnut. Rounded with lots of weight on the palate, balanced fruit with creamy oak, buttery and hazelnut.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.