Walter Hansel Winery

Hansel ‘Cahill Lane’ Russian River Chardonnay

California Sonoma County United States North America
Tasting Notes
Technical Details

The 2021 Chardonnay Cahill Lane Vineyard is bright and floral, with pretty tropical accents that add an exotic flair.  Soft contours give this mid-weight, open-knit Chardonnay tons of immediacy.  Wente clone on heavy clay yields a Chardonnay of notable texture.  There is a touch of reduction, but not to the point of being instrusive.

Chardonnay grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.


The Estate

Throughout the 1980’s the entire family would harvest the half acre of grapes and my father and I would make the wine; filling two barrels, which equaled 50 cases of wine.

Wine Making

All chardonnay is whole cluster pressed into French oak (a combination of Francois Freres and Sequin Moreau) with between 25-30 new and the remainder 1-2-3 years old. The barrels are stirred weekly for 1-2 months. The wine is aged 10 months in barrel.

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with pork, poultry, and vegetarian dishes.


• Available Size: 750mL (12 pc)
• Family-Owned
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: White
• ABV%: 14.4
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