Hanzell Chardonnay 2016 750ml
SKU: 90947

Hanzell Chardonnay 2016

  • we95
  • v94
  • wa93+
  • ws91


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Category White Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley
Brand Hanzell
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
Exuding citrus aromas of lemon zest and kumquat along with green apple, green pear, lemon verbena, a hazelnut note and a slight brioche character, this Chardonnay is classic Hanzell. The palate reflects the nose, with the addition of honeysuckle and thyme, ending with a bright, mouthwatering, elegant finish. Vibrant and delicious now, this wine will surely evolve beautifully in the cellar for decades to come.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

This impressive white delivers a core of quince, lemon rind and apple that blends with accents of white flower and lemongrass. Crisp acidity drives the freshness on the textured palate, offering elegance and plenty of layers of intrigue. This will do well in the cellar; enjoy 2021-2026.

May 1, 2019
  • v94

The 2016 Chardonnay is a very pretty, understated wine from Hanzell. Lifted, gracious and quite subtle, it is super-expressive today. Readers should expect a finessed, translucent, incredibly distinctive Chardonnay laced with a range of floral, savory and mineral nuances.

March 2019
Wine Advocate
  • wa93+

The 2016 Chardonnay offers subdued notes of pear blossom, cheese rind, cremini mushroom, fresh apples, hay and clover honey with baker's yeast hints. The light to medium-bodied palate begins minerally before fleshing out to honeyed fruits lifted by juicy acidity and finishing long and nutty. This took a long time to come around after being open, so give it more time in bottle or a long decant. 2,839 cases produced.

December 19, 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

A refined style, with flavors of baked pear and apple pastry, showing citrusy hints. Spicy and juicy midpalate, offering touches of toffee on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 2,880 cases made.

June 15, 2019