White

2010 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • > California
  • > San Francisco Bay
  • > Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2013 - 2020
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • Diane (LI) wrote:

    January 14, 2015 - Brought to Betony. Hints of butterscotch, pears, and citrus. Very pretty.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • silton Likes this wine: (95 points)

    December 31, 2014 - Brilliant, crystal clean beams of lemony minerals and yellow delicious toast and butterscotch chalk. A WOTY candidate.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • CORoots13 wrote: (94 points)

    December 14, 2014 - Great new world expression. The fact that it wasn't a "text book" CA chard is what I appreciated most about it. It was balanced squarely between CA weighty oak and French intense minerality. Lots of depth and complexity. Lemon curd, floral honey scented stone fruit, caramel and pollen. Very expressive nose, lush texture and a lingering finish. I would pair with a seafood dish with a balance of richness and acidity (Seared scallops with citrus vinaigrette).
    9-18-9-8

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Matt T Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 16, 2014 - Extremely complex. Floral, petrol, and butter notes. Nicely evolved over the course of an hour.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    October 11, 2014 - Rhys Tasting With The Gang (My House): Opened and poured in prep for the Rhys dinner here at the house tonight. Perfect chill, right stem. There is a distinct pineapple note here, along with a light coconut. The lime skin note adds the zip of acidity and I can sense this is going to be pretty fruit focused and sexy in tone style. Will retaste later in about 3 hours...this seemed to show the oak more over dinner, with the coconut and vanilla barrel tones, which also adds a creaminess. Good acidity, just a fatter feel. We tasted this next to the 2010 Horseshoe chard, which I preferred very much over this Alpine. In the end, as just one Rhys drinker, I wish the oak on this wine would get pulled back.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)

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    May/June 2012, 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 32 (3%)
  • In Cellars 858 (84%)
  • Consumed 136 (13%)

Food Pairing

apple slices., cheese course, Oysters, pears

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  18 votes