Hunter Wine Cellars 2011 Chasseur Durell, Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

  • Year: 2011
  • Winery: Hunter Wine Cellars
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Region: Sonoma County
  • Retail Price: $65.00
  • Sale Price: $58.00

Concentrated and densely packed, the nose of this classic Chardonnay expands significantly with airing to reveal aromas of honey, peach, spiced apple, roasted grain, toasted coconut and minerals. The texture proves as youthfully firm as it is rich, and the lingering impression is of deep, focused fruit and lip-smacking, lemony zest. It never betrays any alcoholic heat either, and a bit of age should turn this into a graceful, if clearly Grand Opera-style, Chardonnay.

  • 92 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Feb. 2014): "...solid, very young Chardonnay conveys an unmistakable sense of strength and fruity depth, and its concentrated flavors show real layering and great length. It is full-bodied and framed with plenty of very firm acidity..."

Just 141 cases made.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.