2003 Hanzell Chardonnay
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19 Ratings
2003 Hanzell Chardonnay

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

“The 2003 Chardonnay is brilliantly clear and gold-green. It is quite aromatic in its youth, suggestive of honeysuckle, lemon verbena and baked pears. Pine forest notes spice the floral and fruit components. Hanzellʼs consistent and provocative mineral character is present although quiet now. In the mouth the 2003 is round and full, almost velvety like supple red wines – it is considerable and should age very well.”

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“The 2003 Chardonnay is brilliantly clear and gold-green. It is quite aromatic in its youth, suggestive of honeysuckle, lemon verbena and baked pears. Pine forest notes spice the floral and fruit components. Hanzellʼs consistent and provocative mineral character is present although quiet now. In the mouth the 2003 is round and full, almost velvety like supple red wines – it is considerable and should age very well.”

Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2004 Vintage) There is no questioning the ripeness of this big, very full-bodied Chardonnay, yet appley fruit and plentiful oak are its principal themes from front to back, and, even if a touch hot, it shows fairly good overall balance. It comes with an edge of coarseness that commends pairing with richer foods, and it will show at its best with flavorful salmon recipes.