92 Points Another great chardonnay release from Walter Hansel. Limited. 93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2013 Chardonnay The Meadows has a real sense of phenolic weight and density, yet the flavors remain bright, focused and beautifully nuanced throughout. Lemon peel, hazelnut, butter, spice and mint blossom as this beautifully textured, layered Chardonnay shows off its notable personality and pure class." ...The Hansel wines capture the essence of the Russian River in their exuberant, forward personalities. In my view, the Chardonnays are reference points for what Wente clone Chardonnay is all about. Quality is high across the board and pricing remains incredibly consumer friendly throughout the range, making these some of the most delicious and compelling Sonoma wines readers will come across."
Love the familiarity of this. I think Hyde clone but don’t know. Cloying. Viscous but not heavy or sticky. Really a nice value here at $30something.
Love the familiarity of this. I think Hyde clone but don’t know. Cloying. Viscous but not heavy or sticky. Really a nice value here at $30something.9.0
Oaked. Creamy. Orange
Oaked. Creamy. Orange9.2