White

2010 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 73

  • Jahull03 wrote:

    June 21, 2016 - awesome. wife (blind): "tastes like liquid gold"

    agree with the comments that this doesn't have quite the zip of other rhys chards/other years... but it has minerality overload, slight tropical note, apples... day 2, widening out (wife loved this progression, I saw it relaxing too quickly) - slight cider notes, mushrooms, mossy redwood forest, ewoks.

    great wine. go ahead and enjoy it - lots to appreciate, and my best guess is that it's relaxed into its highest form already (no reason to wait)

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • cookie7 wrote:

    June 9, 2016 - Golden in color. Creamy nose of tropical fruit and honeysuckle. Tropical fruit and pears on the palate. Very round, low acidity. Seems to be on fast evolutionary track - but very enjoyable.

  • Stumpy wrote: (93 points)

    May 9, 2016 - This wine was singing. Lighter body and so so smooth. Awesome.

  • pjhr Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 6, 2016 - Lovely Chard with similar tasting notes to previous bottle, with perhaps more lively acidity than I remember.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    May 4, 2016 - As fantastic as this was on release, I have to agree with some of the recent tasting notes by others that the oak is dominating, and I'm not sure it will get absorbed. Acidity is pretty good. This may not really have anywhere to go, and I would opt to drink these sooner rather than later. Not a bad wine, but just too dominated by the oak (though I believe only about 25% new was used).

    2 people 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, 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 17 (2%)
  • In Cellars 762 (70%)
  • Consumed 316 (29%)

Food Pairing

apple slices., cheese course, Oysters, pears

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  31 votes

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