We can’t say enough things about the wines at Walter Hansel. These are some of the best spot-on examples of their AVA’s. Walter Hansel has done very well for himself; he owns several car dealerships in Northern California and a beautiful bistro. Wine for him is fun and meant to be enjoyed by all; that is why he believes in making it affordable despite what his accountants say. His philosophy is so refreshing in a market were wines get more expensive every vintage. His 2018 Russian River Estate Chardonnay is flat out gorgeous and is one of our top picks annually for best buys in Chardonnay. 2018 is another fantastic effort from Walter Hansel with an excellent well-deserving review from Antonio Galloni below. If Chardonnay is a go-to for you, then we recommend checking this out.
Antonio Galloni 92 points! "Hansel's 2018 Chardonnay The Estate Vineyard is absolutely gorgeous. In 2018, The Estate has an extra kick of freshness and energy that marries well with the Russian River exuberance that is so typical of these wines. The Estate is the most vibrant and floral of these Chardonnays. It is also a fabulous value in today's world."