We have a bit left of this lovely Chardonnay from one of the best price-quality producers in California. With a massive score from Galloni, 2019 is the best rendition of the Cahill Lane ever. Magical as Galloni calls it, the Cahill lane proves Walter Hansel's commitment to quality at pricing that anyone can afford. This is a very special philosophy, and the winery could easily charge much more for this bottle as it completes with much more expensive domestic Chardonnay. A bottle of Walter Hansel not to miss.
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We have a limited amount of one of the classics from Walter Hansel's lineup, the Cahill Lane Chardonnay. The Chardonnay here has always been the strength of this address and, countless times, we have been impressed by the price-quality. Cahill Lane is a road that Walter built through his original property, with his son's building homes along the route. It is entirely planted to the Wente clone and sees large and tiny berries jam-packed in each cluster. It's one of the last blocks to be harvested and has lovely richness because of the hang time. The Cahill Lane in as an exceptional value and the sweet spot for in the range, coming in a step above the Estate chardonnay while slightly less expensive than the Cuvee Alyce. It is always a great house pour with the classic restraint that appeals to both the new and old-world drinkers. 2019s have been recently released from Walter Hansel, and it is another excellent vintage for this Russian River producer.
Antonio Galloni 95 points! "The 2019 Chardonnay Cahill Lane Vineyard is a magical wine. Bright and fresh, but with the natural richness of the Wente clone, the Cahill Lane dazzles right out of the gate. Light tropical accents, tangerine peel, spice, passionfruit and white flowers add an exotic flair, and yet the 2019 retains so much energy