Walter Hansel Cuvée Alyce = value in a bottle

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 2020 Chardonnay “Cuvée Alyce”
Russian River Valley

Retail 45.00 – GGWC 39.99 

Winemaker Notes: “Produced from the highest elevation and is a product of 3 clones; the Hyde/wente; the Hudson/Wente and French Dijon clone 95. These clusters are extremely small and the berries are the size of BB's; offering rich and flavorful wines. Cuvee Alyce tends to be the most opulent of the Chardonnays from Walter Hansel with beautiful depth and richness. My Mom, Alyce, was an exciting Lady with over-the-top energy and appeal. This wine takes after her."

Robert Parker: "…This is an enviable winery run by Stephen Hansel with exceptionally high-quality Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs that he sells at modest prices, which speaks to his humility and commitment to serious wine consumers. There are more than 80 acres of estate, so it is not small, split evenly between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. He breaks the cuvées down by their vineyard terroir/site."

The 2019 vintage was rated 95 points by Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2019 Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce is a total knock-out. Rich, ample and explosive, the 2019 possesses tremendous depth and textural elegance to burn. Citrus confit, white flowers, chamomile and light tropical notes lend an exotic flair to this striking, beautifully delineated Chardonnay from Hansel. Drink: 2023-2039."

Also check out these other Walter Hansel wines:

Walter Hansel 2019 Pinot Noir South Slope Russian River Valley
Walter Hansel 2019 Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce Russian River Valley 93 Points
Walter Hansel 2019 Estate Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Walter Hansel 2019 Chardonnay Estate Russian River Valley 93 Points
Walter Hansel 2019 Chardonnay “The Meadows” Russian River Valley 94 Points

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