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2014 WALTER HANSEL Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce

WALTER HANSEL Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce 2014

81.90* CAD

$81.90* * Suggested retail price

  • 10 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Liquid Art
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 445643
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SpeculativeRead more
  • Status
  • Status
  • UnavailableRead more
  • Country
  • Country
  • United States
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
  • Region
  • Region
  • California
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Sonoma, Russian River
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Chardonnay
  • Color
  • Color
  • White
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • About this winery

    At Walter Hansel Winery, the emphasis is on low yields (which range from 1.5 to 2.7 tons/acre), precise viticulture and non-interventionist winemaking. Stephen Hansel (Walter's son) exercises strict control in the vineyards, producing beautiful - vineyard designated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. All of Hansel's fruit is hand-harvested. Stephen makes an average of 9 passes through each vineyard including one pass just to pull the second crop. Each pass is time consuming and expensive but Stephen...

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Press reviews

  • - 95 Points -

    Robert M. Parker, Jr., October 2015

    The top Chardonnay every year is named after Stephen Hansel’s mother. The 2014 Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce is a field blend of a Hyde and Hudson Old Wente. This vineyard always produces the smallest clusters and tiniest berries and, hence, the richest offering. It’s a stunner in 2014, with a light straw/gold color and terrific notes of pineapple, white peach, honeysuckle and citrus oil. Full-bodied and rich with great acidity, beautiful purity and subtle oak, this is a stunner to drink over the next 7-10 years.

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