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...
August 27, 2016 - Still learning on those varietal front.
Buttery rich nose to me but lemon curd and apple and rich texture.
August 24, 2016 - This is rich and lush vs lemon/mineral. Was quite surprised, in a good way, from the typical Rhys style.
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)
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.
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)
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.
May 20, 2016 - As other recent notes mention, this is considerably rounder than the typical Rhys Chardonnay style. It's a wine with a lot of material that's unfolding into a layered presentation, if not the mineral cut of other vintages. My palate is not inclined towards plusher whites, but I found this a really enjoyable example of that style. And it will complement the right food choices well. I'm less confident than others that this will begin to fade after a couple of years, but who knows if it'll get better after that either.
May 9, 2016 - This wine was singing. Lighter body and so so smooth. Awesome.