Walter Hansel Cuvée Alyce Chardonnay 2020
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Produced from the highest elevation and is a product of 3 clones; the Hyde/wente; the Hudson/wente and French Dijon clone 95. These clusters are extremely small and the berries are the size of BB's; offering rich and flavorful wines. My Mom, Alyce, was an exciting Lady with over-the-top energy and appeal. This wine takes after her.
The 2020 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce comes across as lean and compact, with less of its typical texture. Ultimately, the 2020 is abrupt, compact and lacking in depth.