White

2010 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 85

  • egh Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 7, 2016 - 13.2% alcohol. Compared to previous bottles, this comes across a bit more mature and evolved, but still with notable concentration, weight, and upfront richness and extract. Offers up a complex and evolving aromatic and flavor profile of pineapple, lemon zest, white fruits, honeysuckle, and roasted nuts.

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  • fredb Likes this wine:

    November 27, 2016 - Medium-bright gold color. Initial aromas of lemon, lemon zest, nutmeg, and a bit of jasmine. Palate is initially closed down and shows only a bit of lemon and apple. With 45 minutes of air, this opens up to show chalky lemon, pineapple, a lemon-lime finish. The next day, the color is deeper and some more red apple notes join the mix. Showing very well right now with some air. Drink or hold.

  • blaine Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 10, 2016 - Very good, extremely expensive. Darker color had me worried, but drank very nicely...especially after being open about an hour...maybe decant. Big acidity, light touch of oak. Probably time to drink this up. Still trying to get my arms around drinking strategy for Rhys chards...some have been sublime, others have been borderline OTH.

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  • Nanda wrote: (91 points)

    November 5, 2016 - Birthday Truffle Dinner (Home): Golden color had me nervous about oxidation, but this was just right. Intense and round fruit is almost sweet. Enough acidity to keep it fresh and moving in the palate. I will drink my remaining two sooner than later.

  • cweiner Likes this wine: (90 points)

    October 23, 2016 - Nice but nothing special and way over priced.

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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 19 (2%)
  • In Cellars 702 (63%)
  • Consumed 385 (35%)

Food Pairing

apple slices., cheese course, Oysters, pears

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  35 votes

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