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2010 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard
- San Francisco Bay
- Santa Cruz Mountains
Community Tasting Notes 77
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.1 person found this helpful Comment
July 3, 2016 - pop n pour. buttered popcorn on nose and palate. creamy and oily on palate. baked apple and a strong acidic finish that makes this enjoyable and balanced. I hoping for a bit more complexity, considering the price, and hope with air and time this unwinds.
more air - more minerals. still popcorn. also some quince and bitter lemon.
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
Pro Reviews 2
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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- 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
- Pending Delivery 17 (2%)
- In Cellars 744 (68%)
- Consumed 335 (31%)
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