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Walter Hansel Cahill Lane Chardonnay 2013

Walter Hansel Cahill Lane Chardonnay 2013


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The Chardonnay is whole-cluster pressed into French oak for fermentation. The primary fermentation lasts 2-3 weeks and the maloactic fermentation can last until early spring of the next year.
Category White Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Walter Hansel
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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Chardonnay Cahill Lane, made from the Old Wente clone, comes from one of the higher yielding parcels in the Hansel vineyards (3.5 tons of fruit per acre in 2013). It sees 40% new François Frères oak. The nose offers up notes of caramelized citrus, orange blossom, honeysuckle, poached pear and peach in its refreshing, medium to full-bodied personality. Drink this beauty over the next 5-6 years.

Robert Parker, December 2014