Walter Hansel's Cuvee Alyce Chardonnay is a beautiful, hand-crafted 100% Chardonnay from one of our favorite boutique producers down the road from Kistler. Only made 300 cases produced. Limited. 93+ Points Robert Parker: "Hansel’s 2011 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce is gorgeous. Not as overt as in most years, the 2011 is nevertheless quite beautiful. Butter, smoke, apricots and orange blossoms come to life in the glass. The 2011 isn’t as tropical or buttery as it often is, but it is very, very pretty just the same. Sweet floral and spiced notes add lift on the hugely appealing finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.......I was quite taken with the wines I tasted with proprietor Stephen Hansel earlier this year. In particular, the 2010 Chardonnays have turned out far better than I had expected. ...These are consistently terrific wines, seemingly regardless of vintage conditions. Moreover, they are realistically priced, and wine consumers couldn’t have a better friend than proprietor Stephen Hansel."A terrific source of sensational Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays made very much in the style of the wines proprietor Stephen Hansel loves the most, white and red Burgundies, this 80-acre estate continues to build on a brilliant track record of high quality wines offered to consumers at sensationally fair prices."
Past prime but still quite nice
Past prime but still quite nice8.8
Smokey, well balanced. Awesome wine.
Smokey, well balanced. Awesome wine.9.0
Wonderful for a rainy afternoon in Miami
Wonderful for a rainy afternoon in Miami9.0
Tart lemon/lime, astringent. Would never have guessed Chardonnay. Not bad but not my favorite.
Tart lemon/lime, astringent. Would never have guessed Chardonnay. Not bad but not my favorite.7.7
Perfect with Lobster or any shellfish, complex,
Perfect with Lobster or any shellfish, complex,9.7