White

2010 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 80

  • drrobvino wrote: (91 points)

    September 16, 2016 - No formal TN.
    Delicious in it's own right, but I cannot see spending $70+ on this wine, with all the other delicious whites out there...

  • cpsmith33 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    August 27, 2016 - Still learning on those varietal front.
    Buttery rich nose to me but lemon curd and apple and rich texture.

  • blove wrote:

    August 24, 2016 - This is rich and lush vs lemon/mineral. Was quite surprised, in a good way, from the typical Rhys style.

  • JonAllen wrote: (92 points)

    August 6, 2016 - egh's 7/17/16 note hits the nail on the head, I would add a touch of sweetness to his description of the fruit but again just enough acid to keep from veering into "too rich" territory... really good now but drink up asap, this would be enjoyed by Rombauer fans if you have any but is a totally different type of wine (and much better)

  • egh Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 16, 2016 - 13.2% alcohol. This emphasizes ripeness, richness, and concentration with aromas and flavors of pineapple, lemon curd, golden apple, creamy oak, and roasted nuts. There is plenty of density and power here, but with enough acidity to counterbalance. This wine really benefited from a good chill/cool serving temperature, as it helped to keep the wine from veering into fat or flabby territory. Probably best consumed over the next 1-2 years.

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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 21 (2%)
  • In Cellars 728 (66%)
  • Consumed 352 (32%)

Food Pairing

apple slices., cheese course, Oysters, pears

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  33 votes

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