2009 Walter Hansel Winery Chardonnay Cahill Lane


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • 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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  • sastewart wrote: (91 points)

    February 24, 2014 - Beautifully balanced with good structure. Oak no longer stands out. Nice peach, apple and melon flavors and some nice minerality. Perfect time to enjoy. 91 points

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cos82 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 24, 2013 - A nice wine of apple and chalk on the nose and palate.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Sonoma (Feb 2012) (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 (5%)
  • In Cellars 83 (38%)
  • Consumed 126 (58%)

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