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Walter Hansel Cuvee Alyce Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2018  - Invino

Walter Hansel Cuvee Alyce Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2018

Pinot Noir  |  US

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Our love for Walter Hansel’s wines is deep and wide. How they do what they do and keep prices rooted in reality is simply astounding. Just read this review!

Walter Hansel was a lifelong wine lover who first planted vineyards in 1978, just down the road from Kistler and Dehlinger. Stephen Hansel, Walter’s son, planted additional acres in the late 1980s, founded the winery in 1996, and made the first commercial vintage. Stephen’s mentor was none other than the legendary Tom Rochioli, who helped him in the early years of his winemaking efforts, which began out of a garage!

NEVER disappoints! While it lasts!

About the Producer

"My father, Walter, loved to grow everything from kiwi to oriental pears and more. In the 1970's he enlisted my help to plant 257 chardonnay vines. Throughout the 1980's our entire family would harvest the half acre of grapes and my father and I would make the wine; filling two barrels, which equaled 50 cases of wine. Initially these wines were hard to drink, but with the help of my friend, Tom Rochioli, I developed a passion to understand everything about the vineyards and the process of making wine. This passion influenced my quest for growing World-class wines. Since our first commercial vintage in 1996, I have learned with every harvest that you must listen to vine; react to Mother Nature and ALWAYS compromise quantity for quality."

96 Robert Parker'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!

  • BlendPinot Noir
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia North Coast
  • AppellationRussian River Valley
  • Alcohol14.5%