2021 Walter Hansel Winery 'Cuvee Alyce' Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

$49.95

From Antonio Galloni's Vinous: The 2021 Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce is another gorgeous wine in this range. It offers a compelling balance of fruit intensity and energy. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, rose petal and cinnamon all soar out of the glass. High-toned aromatics and bright acids lend vibrancy throughout. The 2021 is a bit shy today, but it has so much to offer. 95 pts

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Walter Hansel
Vintage:
2021
Oak Treatment:
25% new and 75% one year old Francois Freres barrels
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard:
Cuvee Alyce
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Vinous:
95
SKU #:
1054015
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD95

Jeb Dunnuck

Dark and enveloping, the 2021 Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce is the richest offering in this lineup. Pouring a deep red/purple, it’s saturated with aromas of boysenberry liqueur, lavender, cedar, and licorice. Ample and full-bodied, it remains light on its feet, with mouthwatering lift, well-integrated, ripe tannins, and smoky incense on the back palate.

VN95

Vinous

The 2021 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce is another gorgeous wine in this range. It offers a compelling balance of fruit intensity and energy. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, rose petal and cinnamon all soar out of the glass. High-toned aromatics and bright acids lend vibrancy throughout. The 2021 is a bit shy today, but it has so much to offer.