Produced from the highest elevation and is a product of 3 clones; the Hyde/wente; the Hudson/wente and FrenchDijon 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.
-Since our first commercial vintage in 1996, I have learned with every harvest that you must listen to vine; react to Mother Nature and ALWAYS compromise quantity for quality. "Named after Stephen Hansel’s mother, the 2012 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce receives the same oak treatment, but is a selection from a field blend of Hyde, Old Wente and 95 clonal material. Yields were modest due to tiny berries and clusters. A stunning perfume of white currants, quince, peach marmalade and mango is followed by a full-bodied, multi-dimensional, ripe, well-delineated Chardonnay with good acidity, subtle oak and a long, 35-second finish. Drink this beauty over the next 7-8 years."