White

2010 Walter Hansel Winery Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • tim m wrote: (93 points)

    December 28, 2015 - This is a big chardonnay, long finish, lots of oak, small amount of butter. Very nice if you like this style.

  • dsimmons Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 13, 2015 - My last bottle of this delicious CA Chardonnay. Bright and fruity in the creamy , buttery style. Delicious and a perfect match too a sunny afternoon on the deck followed by deep fried halibut and fries.

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: (94 points)

    April 24, 2015 - Gold color, crystal clear.

    The wine looks yellow gold colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. Intense and complex nose, smells like vanilla, apricot, peach, pineapple, clay, forest floor, honey and botrytised.
    Full body, intense flavor, lean texture, high alcohol heat, subtle but long palate.
    Low acidity, perhaps due to being drank 5 years after its vintage, dry but not bone dry, very slight hint of bitterness in the finish.
    It tastes like passion fruit, pineapple and peach. honeydew, apricot, peach and Bartlett pear. In summary, an extraordinary complex and delicious wine.

  • woof wrote: (91 points)

    March 28, 2015 - buttery, nice nose

  • Argrath wrote: (88 points)

    March 18, 2015 - Full, quite complex nose. Toasty oak dominates. Some depth. Good yellow pear fruit with slight nuttiness. Tropical pineapple add typical NW-ishness.
    Full body. Dense. Fully ready. Pineapple and papaya with pear freshness. Rather fat, oaky and buttery. Sweet vanilla in finish detracts in my book. Fresh acid, but not much of definition and grip.
    A tasty and typical California chardonnay of good quality that lacks elegance and length.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White
  • Producer Walter Hansel Winery
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Cuvée Alyce
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 168 (39%)
  • Consumed 260 (60%)

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