White

2010 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 94

  • Cote d'Or wrote:

    March 16, 2017 - Tasted over 2 hrs
    -translucent iridescent med gold
    -sweet apple caramel
    -med acidity after some air, med/med+ weight moderately dense sweet ripe apple some tropical mildly oxidative trace mature/lanolin elements, long finish with a touch of oak
    -a serious wine, ripe but not heavy, on its mature plateau, better after 2 hours of air

  • jlm wrote:

    March 10, 2017 - Ripe yellow apple and minerals in the aromatics. The palate is rich and round, with some creaminess to the texture, but it does have a core of acidity to it to my taste. I agree with everyone that this doesn't seem to have the structure for extended aging, but it does not appear on the verge of falling apart in any way.

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  • jreis Likes this wine:

    February 24, 2017 - Some reports of early oxidation got me to pop one of these. I did find some of my 2010 Rhys Horseshoe cards that did seem to be advancing. This bottle is still young, very mineral driven - Meyer lemon, lanolin, white pepper and granite on the nose. Lovely texture but still very angular on the palate - tons of granite and acid with just a hint of tropical fruit. Still many good years ahead of it and no sign of oxidation.

  • Schwarzer Hund Likes this wine:

    February 18, 2017 - Wow! An intense, tightly wound mineral driven chardonnay with citrus fruit (more lime than lemon) with just enough acidity to give it real life. The wine improved dramatically over time and as it warmed from 55 degrees. The bottle was empty by then so we can't say if it continued to improve. Maybe we can control ourselves better with the next bottle.

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  • SStarkjohann wrote: (93 points)

    February 18, 2017 - - Yellow gold color and aromas of banana and pineapple and has flavours of pineapple, banana and butterscotch with a medium body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Tropical fruit, banana on the nose....Carmel and butterscotch very smooth, a nice tartness but not bitter. Drinking very well now will open my next bottle same time next year.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White
  • Producer Rhys
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Alpine Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 677 (61%)
  • Consumed 427 (38%)

Food Pairing

apple slices., cheese course, Oysters, pears

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  38 votes

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