Walter Hansel Chardonnay Cahill Lane RRV

Country: 
USA
Region: 
California
Item code: 
CHA140
Vintage: 
2014
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Russian River Vly
Wine type: 
White
Organic: 
Practicing
Walter Hansel
Varietals: 
Chardonnay
Walter Hansel Estate Vineyard-Cahill Lane
Goldridge loam
Hand harvested and manually sorted once in the vineyard and once in the winery.
The Chardonnay is whole-cluster pressed into French oak for fermentation. The primary fermentation lasts 2-3 weeks and the maloactic fermentation can last until early spring of the next year.
French oak from Francois Freres and Seguin Moreau-40% new. .
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The 2014 Chardonnay Cahill Lane emerges 100% from the Old Wente clone. This is in heavy clay and fertile Goldridge soils and cropped in by at least 30% to improve concentration. This wine, which is less intense than his other Chardonnays, offers notes of lime and other citrus, with crisp acidity. It is medium-bodied, lighter and more restrained. Anticipated maturity: Now-2021.
The 2014 Chardonnay Cahill Lane Vineyard emerges from a parcel planted exclusively with Wente clone Chardonnay. Deep, powerful and implosive, the 2014 possesses superb depth along with the buttery, tropical profile that is the signature of the Hansel Chardonnays.
Field Publication Computed: 
Wine advocateVinous
Field Rating Computed: 
92\nThe 2014 Chardonnay Cahill Lane emerges 100% from the Old Wente clone. This is in heavy clay and fertile Goldridge soils and cropped in by at least 30% to improve concentration. This wine, which is less intense than his other Chardonnays, offers notes of lime and other citrus, with crisp acidity. It is medium-bodied, lighter and more restrained. Anticipated maturity: Now-2021.\n92\nThe 2014 Chardonnay Cahill Lane Vineyard emerges from a parcel planted exclusively with Wente clone Chardonnay. Deep, powerful and implosive, the 2014 possesses superb depth along with the buttery, tropical profile that is the signature of the Hansel Chardonnays.\n