Walter Hansel Cuvée Alyce Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Wine AdvocatePale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce leaps from the glass with gregarious black cherries, pomegranate and cranberry notes with touches of red roses, lavender and dried Provence herbs plus a waft of black soil. Medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness, it is simply packed with taut fruit and finishes on a lingering mineral note. 896 cases produced.
VinousThe 2016 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce is one of the showiest of these 2016 Pinots from Steve Hansel. Deep, pliant and super-expressive, the 2016 is beautifully balanced from the first taste. A rush of super-ripe red/purplish fruit, rose petal and spice builds as this racy, voluptuous Pinot shows off its sensual, alluring personality.