Walter Hansel "The Meadows" Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2014
92 Points Vinous Media
The 2014 Chardonnay The Meadows is all about richness, power and intensity, both in its sweetness through the middle and more tropically leaning flavors. Mango, pineapple, honey, butter, roasted almonds and dried flowers meld into the textured, inviting finish. It is so refreshing to taste with proprietor Stephen Hansel. At a time when so many of the world's best wines are increasingly unaffordable for the normal consumer, Hansel has kept his prices decidedly reasonable.