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Walter Hansel Chardonnay Cahill Lane 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2013 Chardonnay Cahill Lane is another beautiful, precise wine loaded with class and personality. As is the case in this vintage,...
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Walter Hansel Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2013 Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce is a great example of the Hansel house style. Rich, textured and voluptuous to the core, the 2013...
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Walter Hansel Chardonnay Estate Russian River 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2013 Chardonnay Estate is another superb value from Hansel. Lemon peel, honey, almonds, wild flowers and mint are all laced into the...

Chardonnay Russian River Valley

Of all the white wine grape varietals, surely the one which has spread the furthest and is most widely appreciated is the Chardonnay. This green skinned grape is now grown all over the Old and New Worlds, from New Zealand to the Americas, from England to Chile, and is one of the first varietals people think of when considering white wine grapes. Perhaps this is because of its huge popularity which reached a peak in the 1990s, thanks to new technologies combining with traditional methods to bring the very best features out of the Chardonnay grape, and allow its unique qualities to shine through. Most fine Chardonnay wines use a process known as malolactic fermentation, wherein the malic acids in the grape juice are converted to lactic acids, allowing a creamier, buttery nature to come forward in the wine. No grape varietal is better suited to this process than Chardonnay, which manages to balance these silky, creamy notes with fresh white fruit flavors beautifully.