White

2009 Walter Hansel Winery Chardonnay Cahill Lane

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Baron Slick wrote: (92 points)

    February 28, 2017 - Very similar profile to its sister wine, the 2009 Cuvée Alyce I had last November. Golden amber color. Ripe, fragrant notes of caramel and butterscotch, over mandarin oranges, mangoes, and southern tea. Juicy, flavorsome, and long. Very balanced. Plenty of structure, bottle age, and complexity. Candied lemon peel on the extended finish. Nice.

  • Vinnut Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 9, 2016 - Subsequent notes on this wine from over a year ago. Medium golden yellow in color. Forward, attractive & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of citrus notes of lemons/limes, pears & yellow peach with overtones of floral notes of honeysuckle & minerals/stony, hazelnuts/alomonds, spice notes, honey & butter & a touch of toasty oak & vanilla in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, complex, ripe fruit flavors of tart green apples, sweet pineapple & citrus notes of lemons/limes & grapefruit with spices, minerals, stony, buttery & a hint of toasty oak & vanilla. Lingering crisp finish. Drinks quite well at present and although it may be close to its peak of development, it has the fruit & structure to hold at this plateau of development for a few more additional years.

  • AbbeyLnWines wrote:

    January 10, 2016 - Long linger on the back of my palate. Oaky!

  • Vinnut Likes this wine: (91 points)

    August 20, 2015 - Medium-light golden yellow in color. Forward, attractive and fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of citrus overtones of lemons/limes, pears & peach with floral notes of honeysuckle, grassy, roasted hazelnuts, spice notes of nutmeg, some honey & butter, minerals, stony and a touch of toasty oak & vanilla in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, complex, ripe fruit flavors of tart green apples, sweet pineapple & citrus notes of lemons/limes & grapefruit with spices, minerals, stony, buttery and a hint of toasty oak & vanilla. Lingering crisp finish. Drinks quite well at present but has the fruit & structure to continue with its development for a few more additional years. A lovely and expansive Chardonnay.

  • konadog wrote: (89 points)

    March 2, 2014 - Apple, some citrus, modest oak/vanilla finish

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Sonoma (Feb 2012) (link)

    (Hansel Chardonnay Cahill Lane Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Walter Hansel Winery
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Cahill Lane
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (4%)
  • In Cellars 85 (38%)
  • Consumed 129 (58%)

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