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HANZELL 11 CH ESTATE
Item: #228480
Bottle Size: 750ML
$68.95
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HANZELL 2011 CHARDONNAY ESTATE SONOMA VALLEY 750mL

Do you really think that white wines cannot age? Especially those from California? If so, then you couldn’t be more misinformed! The Hanzell Chardonnays have stood the test of time to show that they are capable of aging… for decades! In 1948, Ambassador James D. Zellerbach set out to create a small vineyard and winery dedicated to the best traditions of Grand Cru Burgundy: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of extraordinary quality and great longevity. He succeeded, and gave us one of the greatest legacies of winemaking in the New World! The deft hands of winemakers Bob Sessions and Lynda Hanson are able to display a purity of expression with minerality and honest varietal character.

The wine expresses enchanting aromas of lime zest, pear, vanilla and Seville orange combine with notes of clove, wet stone, lemon verbena and toast to give an opulent initial impression. With time in the glass (or decanter), even more floral aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle come forward. The flavors of pippin apple and lemon-lime are long and intense. While there is a round broadness on the mid-palate, a beam of vibrant acidity and youthful structure holds the fruit taught balancing the soil’s signature minerality with the mature vine’s complexity. Decanting one to two hours before serving is recommended.
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