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2003 Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay "Estate"

Hanzell 2003 Chardonnay

Winery: Hanzell Vineyards

Vintage: 2003

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 2,235

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: March 19, 2010

Wine Review: This rich yellow colored Chard from Hanzell is showing really nicely right now. It opens with a pleasant light lemon bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a lightly oaked vanilla with notes of green apple. The finish is dry and its finish is very refreshing. It went perfectly with our pan seared grouper with a hint of lemon at this year’s Boston Wine Festival. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "The 2003 Chardonnay is brilliantly clear and gold-green. It is quite aromatic in its youth, suggestive of honeysuckle, lemon verbena and baked pears. Pine forest notes spice the floral and fruit components. Hanzellʼs consistent and provocative mineral character is present although quiet now. In the mouth the 2003 is round and full, almost velvety like supple red wines – it is considerable and should age very well." – Michael Terrien

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