2010 Walter Hansel Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce Russian River Valley

The Walter Hansel Pinots never seem to disappoint. This had a lovely nose of strawberries and warm spices. On the palate the fruit is vibrant but not overstated, strawberries and currants, spice. Great mouthfeel. Polished tannins, crisp acidity and beautiful balance. The finish is long and graceful with black cherry and spice. A really lovely and perfectly mature Pinot. There is no reason to wait on these, but you could drink and enjoy them for another 5 to 10 years. 14.5% ABV but no heat at all. "A"