Walter Hansel Cuvee Alyce Pinot Noir 2013

Walter Hansel Cuvee Alyce Pinot Noir 2013 United States  California  Russian River Valley Red Wine
Product ID: 27292
Region: United States, California, Russian River Valley
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.2
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"Alyce was my Mom and she was the life of the party. There is a section of vineyard right in the middle of the North slope where the soils are very heavy adobe clay resulting in the vines struggling to produce a crop more than 1 ton to the acre. It is a field blend of clone 777 and 115. This minimal crop yield tends to produce wines that are big, rich, 'over the top' flavors; perfect for 'Alyce.'" —winemaker

Wine Anthology review:
The 2013 Cuvée Alyce has blossomed beautifully, breaking out of the slightly restrained style that had characterized it on release. A true Pinot Noir lover's Pinot, it features breathtaking aromas of ripe cherry and raspberry with rich secondary notes that remind of licorice, incense, and fresh earth. This 2013 is big and bold without being overpowering or ostentatious, and the rich aromas carry over into its silky texture and well-balanced flavors.
"The 2013 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce, which is made from a field blend of Dijon clones 115 and 777, is also backward and restrained. I can totally understand Stephen Hansel’s statement that the 2013 Pinots are very European with their reserved character. This is a big wine, dense, ruby in color, with terrific fruit intensity, but the tannins still dominate, and the wine has good acidity and a backward personality. It’s not austere by any means and should blossom fully with another 1-2 years of bottle age. It’s certainly capable of lasting at least a decade." —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"The 2013 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce is quite beautiful today, with gorgeous complexity, plenty of depth and fabulous overall balance. Game, smoke, tobacco and licorice add nuance to a core of expressive red-toned fruits. Drinking window: 2016 - 2025." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous
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Reuling Pinot Noir 2012

Reuling Pinot Noir 2012 United States  California  Sonoma Coast Red Wine
Product ID: 24171
Region: United States, California, Sonoma Coast
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2012
Size: 750ml
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Soter Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir 2014

Soter Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir 2014 United States  Oregon  Willamette Valley  Yamhill-Carlton District Red Wine
Product ID: 29348
Region: United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton District
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2014
Size: 750ml
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Paul Hobbs Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Paul Hobbs Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 United States  California  Napa Valley  Carneros Red Wine
Product ID: 25695
Region: United States, California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
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