White

2010 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 97

  • Tubulus wrote: (92 points)

    June 29, 2017 - Consistent with other notes, this is a rather plush rhys chard, sliightly golden color, advancing a little bit, far from a tight mineral laser. However it still has mouthwatering acidity and an excellent finish (no bitterness, no heat) to counterbalance the slightly tropical/buttery fruits. A very good version of more of a sterotypical california chard.

  • cookie7 wrote:

    May 31, 2017 - Pop and pour - note after 2 hours. Golden color. Apple, pear and melon on the nose. Similar fruits on the palate, showing some oak and a bit heavy on the palate. Fine wine (though bad QPR), but I believe it is on a quick evolutionary path and I do not see it improving from here.

  • sawira wrote: (92 points)

    May 1, 2017 - Intense tropical fruit nose, followed on the palate. Crisp acidity saves this. No hint of oxidation, just a ripe style. Will go for a few more years for sure.

  • 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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  • 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 640 (57%)
  • Consumed 470 (42%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

apple slices., cheese course, Oysters, pears

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95% Like It  39 votes

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