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2009 Walter Hansel Chardonnay Hansel Family Vineyard Cuvee Alyce (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Walter Hansel Vineyards walterhanselwinery.com   details
Appellation: Russian River Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: white
Varietal: Chardonnay
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$39.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: July 21, 2013 , Randy Lopez
94 points "Color: bright; Nose: fragrant; Aromas: mineral, buttery; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: dry; Body: medium-bodied; Finish: persistent; Beautiful creaminess with a core of white flowers, Meyer lemon curd and stone, beautifully balanced with a lingering finish." Best 2013-2017
rated: February 28, 2011 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points "A selection of the finest barrels, the 2009 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce (named for Stephen Hansel’s mother) is fashioned from both the old Wente clone and the newer Dijon Clone 95. This Chardonnay possesses all the same characteristics as are found in The North Slope, but more structure, restraint and possibly more aging potential. This intense 2009 reveals that overwhelming elegance that is a hallmark of this vintage. The most backward of these estate Chardonnays, it should last for a decade. " Best 2014-2020
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