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2009 Walter Hansel Chardonnay North Slope Vineyard Russian River Valley (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Walter Hansel Vineyards walterhanselwinery.com   details
Appellation: Russian River Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: white
Varietal: Chardonnay
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
 
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rated (2011 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 15, 2013 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
92 points "The 2011 Chardonnay North Slope is one of the most reticent wines in this lineup. There is quite a bit of density and richness in the fruit, but the wine still needs another 6-12 months to come together, which is not unusual for Hansel’s Chardonnays. Today, the North Slope is mostly about potential, and there certainly seems to be plenty of that here. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018." Best 2014-2018
rated (2012 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 15, 2013 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points "95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Slightly better is the 2012 Chardonnay North Slope, which comes from California clones 95 and 76. Made from much smaller yields than the Cahill Lane, it sees about 40% new French oak, and reveals terrific fruit intensity along with a full-bodied mouthfeel, a good underlying wet gravel-like character, and loads of peach, pineapple and honeysuckle notes. The wine exhibits a light green hue to its color (which I always consider a positive). It can be drunk over the next 5-7 years. (12/2013)" Best 2015-2020
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