We can't say enough things about the wines at Walter Hansel. These are some of the best spot-on examples of their terroir at unbelievable pricing. In Walter's eyes, wine should be fun and enjoyed, which is why he believes in making it affordable despite what anyone else says. His philosophy is so refreshing in a market where wines get more expensive every vintage. The 2019 Russian River Estate Chardonnay is flat-out gorgeous and is one of our top picks annually for best buys in Chardonnay from California. It's a vibrant and focused vintage for this wine and only the second time in the years of Galloni's tasting that he's given the estate vineyard 93 points. This is a beautiful bottle that both domestic and European wine lovers can enjoy. It's hard not to love this wine, and the 2019 vintage proves why we always keep coming back. Make sure to check out the not below.
Antonio Galloni 93 points! "The 2019 The Estate Vineyard is bright, beautifully focused and so energetic. Fresh, nuanced and full of energy, the 2019 Estate offers a fabulous introduction to these wines. Bright citrus and floral notes abound. The Estate is typically one of the last wines to be picked, but in 2019 it was the first. This is a positively stellar wine."