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2015 Hanzell Chardonnay

ITEM 7966433 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Amount Total
Jahwine17 $45 $45
$45
Item Sold Amount Date
I7966433 1 $45 Oct 3, 2021
I7953382 1 $45 Sep 19, 2021
I7928722 3 $45 Aug 22, 2021
I7916764 1 $45 Aug 8, 2021
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RATINGS

92Wine Enthusiast

There's a note of barrel influence on the nose... Smooth, rounded richness, a mix of baked apple and hazelnut, provide a textured balance of flavor within lovely highlights of lemongrass and ginger.

PRODUCER

Hanzell

Hanzell Vineyards in California’s Sonoma Valley was founded in 1957 by James David Zellerbach, a member of the family that owned the paper products manufacturing company Crown Zellerbach Corp. Zellerbach had been a diplomat in Europe where he developed a taste for the wines of Burgundy, and his idea was to make similar wines in California. He bought 25 acres in Sonoma Valley and combined his wife Hanna’s name with his to come up with “Hanzell.” Some wine historians say Hanzell’s 1956 Chardonnay may have been the first in California to be made with new French oak barrels. After Zellerbach’s death the winery was sold several times, and it is now owned by the de Brye family. The winery is still best known for its Chardonnays and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.