Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2013 Walter Hansel Winery Chardonnay The Meadows Vineyard. Sorry for the lengthy absence. I was out of town and with family, so I tried to lay off the phone…tonight we started with this and it is quite nice. Lemon curd and hazelnuts are the dominant aromas and flavors. A serious amount of acidity in there, but the fruit is still pretty lush on the midpalate. I have always been a big fan of Stephen’s wines. The wife simply said “Yum”.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.