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2019 Hamel Family Wines Isthmus

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June 2, 2024 - $41



96The Wine Advocate

...bursting with Morello cherries, baked blueberries, charcuterie, fried savory herbs and peppercorn—complex yet open for business. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is concentrated and floral with persistent acidity, silty tannins and fragrant violet and graphite nuances on the long finish.

94Wine Enthusiast

...earthy notes of bay leaf, dried herb and crushed rock...great complexity and length, with firm tannin...

92Jeb Dunnuck

It offers soft floral aromatics of raspberry leather, violets, and cedar. The palate is fresh with redcurrant, a touch of game, and turned earth, and fine tannins come through on the finish.

91Wine Spectator

Ripe and direct, with a fun mix of cassis, plum puree and red currant coulis flavors laced with a lively savory note and a hint of chaparral through the sleek finish. Distinctive.

91James Suckling

Notes of ripe plums and blackcurrants with walnuts, cardamom, cloves and pine wood. Medium- to full-bodied...polished tannins and spiced oak undertones at the end.


Hamel Family Wines

Hamel Family Wines was founded by Pamela and George Hamel, Jr in 2006. The couple bought a house in Kenwood in Sonoma Valley, primarily to escape summers in San Francisco. The house came with an acre of Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and it began their family wine odyssey. Shortly there after, their son, George Hamel, III enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity to come aboard as the managing director to grow a multi-generational family business. Hamel Family Wines produces high quality wines in limited quantities from grapes grown on their Sonoma Valley and Moon Mountain District estate vineyards. The vineyards are farmed with organic and biodynamic practices. Buy Hamel Family Wines online today!


United States, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley

Sonoma Valley AVA is Sonoma County’s original winegrowing district. Designated as an AVA in 1981, it includes 14,000 vineyard acres in a long, narrow valley that runs north-south. Rather romantically, the valley is also called The Valley of the Moon. The oldest winery in the AVA, and one of the oldest in California, is Buena Vista Winery, founded in 1857 by a Hungarian count who planted vineyards in Wisconsin before moving to California. Today there are nearly 60 wineries in the AVA producing a variety of wines, from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon and Gewurztraminer. The appellation is bordered by mountain ranges on the east and west, which partly account for Sonoma Valley’s unique terroir. The mountains protect it from the cooling weather of the Pacific Ocean and fruit ripens well.