93 Points The 2016 North Slope Chardonnay is another great chardonnay release from Walter Hansel. Limited. 93 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2016 Chardonnay The North Slope Vineyard fleshes out beautifully in the glass. Textured, resonant and inviting, the 2016 offers a compelling interplay of dense fruit, lifted aromatics and gorgeous mis-weight structure. Lemon confit, white flowers and lightly honeyed notes grace this exquisite Chardonnay. The 2016 Cahill Lane is another impeccable wine from Steven Hansel." 92 points Robert Parker: "The 2016 Chardonnay North Slope Vineyard simply sings of beautiful orange blossom, ginger and coriander seed notes with a core of spiced pears and Golden Delicious apples. The palate is medium-bodied with quite an understated, restrained expression in the mouth, featuring a quiet intensity of savory flavors, finishing on a mineral note. 938 cases produced." ...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."