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Walter Hansel Winery Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2011

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Assertive citrus aromas and flavors. On the palate the citrus mingles beautifully with tropical fruit notes. Crisp, clean and expressive. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 90 points by International Wine Cellar: ...Fresh melon and tangerine aromas are brightened by lemon zest and honeysuckle. Light-bodied but fleshy honeydew and citrus flavors are nicely concentrated and incisive... A suave, very attractive rendition of sauvignon blanc that finishes sappy and clinging, with refreshing bitterness and very good length.

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Walter Hansel Winery:
Walter Hansel Winery is located in Sonoma County at the southern tip of the Russian River Valley near the Sebastopol hills. It is bordered to the north by the Santa Rosa Creek and to the west by a tributary of the Russian River known as the Laguna de Santa Rosa. This location is ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as the nights and mornings are cooled by coastal fog yet the mid-days war... Read more
Walter Hansel Winery is located in Sonoma County at the southern tip of the Russian River Valley near the Sebastopol hills. It is bordered to the north by the Santa Rosa Creek and to the west by a tributary of the Russian River known as the Laguna de Santa Rosa. This location is ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as the nights and mornings are cooled by coastal fog yet the mid-days warm up to perfect grape ripening temperatures. Temperature swings of 40 degrees are very common. Read less

Member Reviews for Walter Hansel Winery Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley

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Snooth User: Susan Fields
62375737
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/15/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: jjknight38
40356689
2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/13/2009

Citrus of maybe grapefruit and maybe a hint of peach. Good nose, but something about the finish reminded me of a type of childhood medicine. I can't recommend this wine unless maybe you're a huge fan of Kim Crawford! Still, I've heard good things about Walter Hansel and will give their other varietals a chance.


Snooth User: Susan Fields
62375737
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/15/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Walter Hansel Winery Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
10/20/2012

Assertive citrus aromas and flavors. On the palate the citrus mingles beautifully with tropical fruit notes. Crisp, clean and expressive.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/04/2011

Light, bright yellow. Fresh melon and tangerine aromas are brightened by lemon zest and honeysuckle. Light-bodied but fleshy honeydew and citrus flavors are nicely concentrated and incisive. Shows very little in the way of herbal character; in fac... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2010 Walter Hansel Winery Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/16/2009

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2007 Walter Hansel Winery Sauvignon Blanc 750ml



Assertive citrus aromas and flavors. On the palate the citrus mingles beautifully with tropical fruit notes. Crisp, clean and expressive. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 90 points by International Wine Cellar: ...Fresh melon and tangerine aromas are brightened by lemon zest and honeysuckle. Light-bodied but fleshy honeydew and citrus flavors are nicely concentrated and incisive... A suave, very attractive rendition of sauvignon blanc that finishes sappy and clinging, with refreshing bitterness and very good length.

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