2013 Chester's Anvil Hattori Hanzo

Red Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2017 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    August 18, 2019 - This seems to be finally settling into a nice place. It's not mature by any means, but it has good definition, and carries its black fruit and spice tones very well. The structure is in balance with the fruit, there's a touch of silkiness, but it never goes over to the gloppy side. It's a touch plummy, but not pruney. Ridiculous value for $17 when Carole Meredith was blowing out the last few cases earlier this year.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • dhp. Likes this wine:

    April 15, 2019 - This seems like it needs more time - also curious about the cepage, seems to have a very prominent syrah profile.

    Day 3 - way more cabernet profile coming out. Really nice balance and complexity than I expected from day 1. I'm quite impressed, actually.

  • markandsusanw Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 16, 2019 - Pop and pour…Really lovely wine, straddling the line between easy drinker and interesting very well. Bright fruit to open, with a good pop of acid and intact, drying tannic backbone. Would say this lots of life left and is an utterly fantastic QPR.

  • Ron Slye wrote: 89 points

    February 10, 2019 - As others have noted, this is a wonderful wine, particularly at the price from BD10. Lovely nose of dark fruits, some candied cherry, violets. Lovely and seamless on the palate -- I dont get much of the heat that others mention. Instead I get some nice earth tones, and some strong fruit notes. This is not jammy as I think someone said. But it is also not to be confused with a more traditional bordeaux. This has a nice life ahead of it. I look forward to following it for the next 10+ years. I think I can safely wait 2-3 years before the next bottle. Thank you CM for making this available at such a great price!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Hank305 Likes this wine:

    February 10, 2019 - Give this wine some time to open up. Very tight on the initial release but opened up nicely as the time went by and was drinking great the following day after sitting in the decanter.

    Aroma and flavor characteristics of dark fruit (black berry, black currant, black cherry), violet, and earth. Tannin isn’t rough to the point of not being able to enjoy the wine but should integrate more smoothly over time. Finish is medium + and the alcohol feels hot. I’m sure it will be less noticeable if served at 65* F.

    I like this wine and recommend consuming it with food. Great QPR for $20 via Berserker Day X!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chester's Anvil
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Hattori Hanzo
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (2%)
  • In Cellars 375 (51%)
  • Consumed 344 (47%)

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