Handley Cellars

707-895-3876 3151 Hwy. 128
Philo, CA 95466
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Our estate vineyard experiences cool foggy nights and bright sunny days, the perfect climate for the 12 acres of Pinot Noir, 13 acres of Chardonnay, and 5 acres of Gewürztraminer planted there. All of our Estate Chardonnay and sparkling wines are produced entirely from estate fruit, as are most of our reserve Pinot Noirs. Because vineyards in Anderson Valley are interspersed with homes and watersheds, Milla made the decision apply for organic certification, and the Estate Vineyard was CCOF certified in August 2005. José Jimenez, our Estate Vineyard manager, Kristen Barnhisel, our co-winemaker, and Bill Oldham, our consultant, work together as a team to keep our vines thriving. They use compost and mineral supplements to build the soil, thus fostering stronger plants that are less susceptible to disease. They avoid using pesticides and herbicides, allowing beneficial insects to flourish.

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  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Handley Cellars Dry Riesling Mendocino County 2004

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    Peachy, medium-bodied, unctuous Read More

    Wine review by SpiritsBright


  • Would love your recommendations as well!I have found a few I REALLY like, and a few I've tried that I THOUGHT might fit the bill, and did not.Gracianna is my fav - tasted 2008 Bacigalupi Vineyards Gracianna and LOVED it at Taste of Sonoma.....  I also like Lioco- 2008 "sonoma coast" pinot noir...   Another favorite is the Cosentino 2006 Sonoma P... Read More

    Forum post in the topic I am in love! With Pinot...


  • We’ve been impressed with the selections offered by The California Wine ... the absolutely seductive Handley Cellars 2007 Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay with its piercing aromatics of fruit and spice followed by a lovely, rich yet balanced mouthfeel. Normal retail is $20; CWC sale price, $10.99. If you’re shopping for a red, you really should... Read More

    From the article The California Wine Club - On Sale


  • Handley Cellars Gewürztraminer 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by mrHANEYpants


  • Handley Cellars Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay Handley Vineyard 2007

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    Smooth and inviting peach and melon aromas that carry a hint of sweetness open up on this wine. Good fresh flavors of melon and lemon mingle with a bit of oak backbone to create a fresh and refreshing wine. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Handley Cellars Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay Handley Vineyard 2007

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    Piercing aromas of fresh fruit (apples with hints of nectarine and orange), soft spice, and mineral earth on the nose with hint of wildflowers and lightly buttered toast. Soft on entry and revealing a gentle spice tone right up front which is joined by notes of pear skin, grilled peach and orange marmalade on the mid-palate. The acidity really ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Handley Cellars Chardonnay Estate Vineyard Anderson Valley 2007

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    This has on off-putting bit of egginess right up front, a bit reminiscent of the Tomago sweet egg omelet used in sushi! Its a bit sweet with a powdered sugar and vanilla tone over perfumed pineapple and pear fruit. The entry shows a bit of that same sweetness with soft acids offering gentle support to the silky, bright, citrus and unripe aprico... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Handley Cellars Chardonnay Estate Vineyard Anderson Valley 2007

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    Golden apples, bannana, some underlying lemon aromas.Nice acidity on palate, more lemon lime grapefruit notes, some melon characteristics Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Handley Cellars Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay Handley Vineyard 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by tes990


  • Handley Cellars Dry Creek Valley Syrah 2005

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    This wine had a lot going on. Huge plush fruit palate plummy cassis flavors, balanced with earth, tobacco, and mineral. Full-bodied with a rich mouthfeel. No holds barred! Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1


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