Walter Hansel Cuvee Alyce Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018
Another home run from Walter Hansel, and it's ready to drink right now. See for yourselves.
Robert Parker Jr's Wine Advocate: "Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2018 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce opens slowly to alluring aromas of smoked cranberries, red cherries and black raspberries laced with licorice, bergamot and dried lavender. The palate is medium-bodied and super silky with addicting freshness, absolutely packed with layered, detailed flavors, and it finishes very long and elegant. Wow! Drink date: 2020-2027." Sep 2020
Winery: "There is a section of vineyard right in the middle of the North slope where the soils are very heavy adobe clay resulting in the vines struggling to produce a crop more than 1 ton to the acre. It is a field blend of clone 777 and 115. This minimal crop yield tends to produce wines that are big, rich, "over the top" flavors."
|Region||Russian River Valley, California|