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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 points
"The 2018 Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce opens slowly to lovely aromas of warm peaches and apricots with accents of toast, roasted almonds and honey. The medium-bodied palate is silky, super concentrated, layered and fresh, cut through with uplifting mineral character and finishing very, very long. Gorgeous! 1,154 cases produced."

Vinous, 93 points
"The 2018 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce is rich and vivid, yet also light on its feet.  A wine of real personality and character, the Alyce is intense and yet not at all heavy.  Lemon peel, almond, dried flowers and sweet spice are all nicely lifted in a class, understated Chardonnay that will drink well with minimal cellaring."

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Chardonnay
  • APPELLATION
    Russian River, Sonoma County, California
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

$36. How do they do it? These wines have been terrific no-brainer buys for DECADES! Did we mention 95 points and FREE SHIPPING on 3+ bottles!? Wow!

Hansel’s Cuvee Alyce is the ‘tete de cuvee’ for this amazing little winery that has been pumping out jaw-dropping value (and always high-scoring) since the 90s. Almost every savvy Chardonnay drinker knows and loves these! We have about 22 cases to sell you of this rich, intense, delicious new ‘18 --- don’t miss. Sellout alert!

THE STORY TO KNOW

"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."