Walter Hansel The Meadows Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
VinousThe 2015 Chardonnay The Meadows opens with a slight hint of reduction in its aromatics that adds nuance, brightness and character. Honey, apricot, dried pear, smoke and licorice are front and center. Understated saline notes underpin the finish and add further complexity.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Chardonnay The Meadows Vineyard is a little closed on the nose, revealing subtle notes of lime blossoms, grapefruit and fresh pears with wafts of jasmine and crushed stones. Medium to full-bodied, the palate features super racy and wonderfully intense citrus and mineral flavors, finishing on a compelling savory note.