Walter Hansel Winery Cuvée Alyce Chardonnay 2013

$39.99

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. 94 points Antonio Galloni:  "The 2013 Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce is a great example of the Hansel house style. Rich, textured and voluptuous to the core, the 2013 boasts stunning depth and pure resonance. Honey, white flowers, butter, orange blossoms and an element of exoticism on the creamy finish. What a gorgeous wine this is. Stephen Hansel is one of the most intelligent winery owners in Sonoma. More interested in getting people to drink his wines than in maximizing short-term profit, Hansel continues to offer some of the very best wines readers will find for the money...Quality is high across the board and pricing remains incredibly consumer friendly throughout the range, making these some of the most delicious and compelling Sonoma wines readers will come across." 93 points Robert Parker:  "Named after Steve Hansel’s mother and my favorite of his Chardonnays, the 2013 Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce is made from the Hyde and Hudson selections of the Old Wente clone blended with Clone 95. It sees 40% new oak, and comes across as the richest, most intense of the Hansel Chardonnays. Clean, pure, white peach, honeysuckle and crème brûlée notes are followed by a touch of brioche and subtle oak. This is a beautifully crafted, medium to full-bodied, rich, stunningly proportioned wine to enjoy over the next 7-8 years." 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."

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Ratings on Delectable

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Great big explosion of tropical fruits. Nice mouthfeel, wow! First time for this 2013! Got to get more at my own store WineWorks in Marlton NJ! Had to plug them . Juice is really good. CB 95

Great big explosion of tropical fruits. Nice mouthfeel, wow! First time for this 2013! Got to get more at my own store WineWorks in Marlton NJ! Had to plug them . Juice is really good. CB 95

9.5

Jess Marshall

Really excellent!!! Not too sweet and has a bit of a nutty undertone. Seems like t would go great with artichoke dip!

Really excellent!!! Not too sweet and has a bit of a nutty undertone. Seems like t would go great with artichoke dip!

10

Emily Rath

Lemon zest, tart green apple, pineapple, and saline in the background but predominantly popcorn, butter, and toast. Big, round, and weighty with a lot of flavor coming in the back end, finishing with creaminess and oak. But at the end of the day, toast. Needs a creamy rich dish by its side.

Lemon zest, tart green apple, pineapple, and saline in the background but predominantly popcorn, butter, and toast. Big, round, and weighty with a lot of flavor coming in the back end, finishing with creaminess and oak. But at the end of the day, toast. Needs a creamy rich dish by its side.

7.7

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