"Massive, complex, with amazing depth, an opulent, voluptuous wine of tremendous power and authority. Its so beautiful now, you almost hesitate to cellar it, but these Hanzell Chards are built for the long haul..."
"Honey and grapefruit, typical markers for Hanzells Chardonnay, are prominent at first,
but then behind these are compelling characters of pastry shell (baked butter and flour), a
delicate toast character from the barrels, almonds, milk and bread dough. A full, round
presence in the mouth is supported by acidity that saves the broad and rich texture from
being cloying. This vintage should mature in 2012 and carry through to 2020." - Michael Terrien