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Hanzell Vineyards

Hanzell Vineyards 800 feet high in the Mayacamas Mountains, north of the picturesque town of Sonoma, Hanzell Vineyards was founded in 1953 with a vision of making great Californian wine of intensity, grace and longevity. Today, as yesterday, Hanzell Vineyards grows and makes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from their estate vineyards that drape the hillsides next to the narrow, winding drive up to the classic 1950s winery. Adhering to the traditions of artisan winemaking, Hanzell Vineyards hand-crafts its wines as few still do today. The beautiful winery, modeled on the Burgundian estate of Clos de Vougeot, was built to handle the fruits of the vineyards with the most gentle techniques and modern innovations of its time. Hanzell Vineyards continues the Zellerbach vision with wines of intensity, grace and longevity prized by collectors and connoisseurs from around the planet.


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18596 Lomita Avenue, Sonoma, CA, US, 95476 Email:
Phone: 707-996-3860 Web:
Fax: 707-996-3862
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  Hanzell Pinot Noir
“Black currant, cherry stones and the smell of California forest in the heat of summer — that warm, enveloping sense of place marked by bay laurel and dry fir needles on the earth. The 2001 Pinot Noir is a wine of subtle spice, leather and tea rather than loud fruitful exuberance. Restraint in the wine’s youth will evolve to become a heady perfumed bouquet with three years of proper cellaring and should be lovely well into its second decade.”
  Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay
Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay is rich, but vibrant. In its youth it is filled with the sharp signature of the chardonnay grape: pear, pineapple, citrus, green apple. Also present when young is a steely, minerally quality and bright citrus crispness. As the chardonnay matures it gains nuances of sweet pear, honey, ripe apple, vanilla, hazelnut, smoke, and toasted almond.


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