(From 2008 Vintage) Full-bodied and powerful wine with rich tropical aromas of orange, pineapple, lemon rind and pear, as well as a nice minerality. Full-bodied in the mouth, but balanced with good acidity and concentration.
Robert Parker"The 2006 Chardonnay Walter Hansel Vineyard is a fleshier, more opulent, tropical fruit-scented wine than any of the 2005s. It offers more up-front fruit and seems to be a quicker-term drinker than any of the Chardonnays from the preceding vintage. It is a fleshy, fruit-dominated beauty."