New 2019 Walter Hansel Pinot Noirs, now in stock

Walter Hansel has been synonymous with great quality at a great price! Year after year these wines impress me and my clientele alike. The first vines were planted in 1978 just up the block from Kistler! The first vintage produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir and 10 barrels of Chardonnay, and the rest as they say, is history! Stephen Hansel (Walter’s son) had one of the best winemakers as his tutor (Tom Rochiolli) so it is no surprise that they are still putting out great wines decades later. Year after year this winery produces amazing “Dollar Cost Average” under-priced & over-delivered in quality wines!

Walter Hansel 2019 Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce
Russian River Valley 93 Points

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Vinous 93 Points: “The 2019 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce is a dark, powerful wine. Black cherry, plum, cedar, lavender, spice and menthol infuse the Alyce with notable depth. Dense and muscular, the Alyce is a decidedly potent, backward Pinot. All it needs is a bit of time to be at its best.”
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”.”
Walter Hansel 2019 Pinot Noir South Slope
Russian River Valley


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Robert Parker 92 Points: “The 2019 Pinot Noir The South Slope Vineyard is one of the deeper, earthier wines in the range. Wild cherry, tobacco, cedar, dried autumn leaves and iron bring out a more virile side of Pinot. There is a good bit of density, but in the laid-back style of the vintage here.”
Winemaker Notes: “The South Slope begins at the highest elevation and the furthest South of all of their Vineyards blocks. It slopes from South to North about 45 feet and it’s soils are predominantly sandy loam. The berry size is medium with a high berry count giving cluster weight that has yields approaching 2 1/4 tons/acre (their highest yields). It is 100% French clone 777, and tends to show it’s earthy side far more than their other clones. Although this wine definitely has a French origin, each year it becomes more and more new world.”

Also check out these other previously released Walter Hansel wines:
Walter Hansel 2019 Chardonnay Cahill Lane Russian River Valley 95 Points
Walter Hansel 2019 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce Russian River Valley – 95 Points
Walter Hansel 2019 Chardonnay “The Meadows” Russian River Valley 94 Points
Walter Hansel 2019 Chardonnay Estate Russian River Valley 93 Points
Walter Hansel 2019 Estate Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Walter Hansel 2019 Pinot Noir North Slope Russian River Valley

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