2016 Pinot Noir - Cuvee Alyce
From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 06/29/18, issue 237: "Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce leaps from the glass with gregarious black cherries, pomegranate and cranberry notes with touches of red roses, lavender and dried Provence herbs plus a waft of black soil. Medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness, it is simply packed with taut fruit and finishes on a lingering mineral note." 95 pts. 937 cases produced.
From Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: "The 2016 Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce is one of the showiest of these 2016 Pinots from Steve Hansel. Deep, pliant and super-expressive, the 2016 is beautifully balanced from the first taste. A rush of super-ripe red/purplish fruit, rose petal and spice builds as this racy, voluptous Pinot shows off its sensual, alluring personality." 94 pts