Walter Hansel Cuvée Alyce Pinot Noir 2017 - The Grape Tray
Walter Hansel Cuvée Alyce Pinot Noir 2017
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Walter Hansel Cuvée Alyce Pinot Noir 2017

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750ml
$47.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Walter Hansel
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Winemaker Notes :

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; perfect for "Alyce"

Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce is pale to medium ruby-purple with scents of warm cinnamon, spiced cranberry sauce, orange peel, dried roses, tea leaves, warm earth, crushed strawberries, blackberries, saline and woodsmoke—so many layers! It's medium to full-bodied and floods the mouth with warm fruits laced with classy new oak spices. It has a frame of fine, grainy tannins and wonderful juicy freshness, finishing very long and layered. So good! 938 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, December 2019
Vinous
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The 2017 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce is showing very well, especially considering its recent bottling. Dense, pliant and juicy, the Cuvée Alyce has much to offer. A rush of dark raspberry, pomegranate, blood orange, mint and wild flowers builds in a deep, beautifully layered Pinot from Hansel.

Antonio Galloni, May 2019