Sonoma: Elin McCoy's best buys

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Sonoma may seem the country cousin next to glitzy Napa, but over the past few decades it has been quietly experimenting, developing and growing. Elin McCoy picks out her top Sonoma wines worth seeking out here...
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Hanzell Chardonnay Sonoma Valley 2009
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Hanzell, Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley 2009

Hanzell, Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley 2009
18/20pts (93/100pts)
Creamy and intense, this round, rich wine is wonderfully fresh with a polished minerality and a long finish. All Hanzell’s wines age brilliantly.
Price £42 Goedhuis
Drink 2014-2023
Alc 14.5%

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