December 7, 2016 - 13.2% alcohol. Compared to previous bottles, this comes across a bit more mature and evolved, but still with notable concentration, weight, and upfront richness and extract. Offers up a complex and evolving aromatic and flavor profile of pineapple, lemon zest, white fruits, honeysuckle, and roasted nuts.
November 27, 2016 - Medium-bright gold color. Initial aromas of lemon, lemon zest, nutmeg, and a bit of jasmine. Palate is initially closed down and shows only a bit of lemon and apple. With 45 minutes of air, this opens up to show chalky lemon, pineapple, a lemon-lime finish. The next day, the color is deeper and some more red apple notes join the mix. Showing very well right now with some air. Drink or hold.
November 10, 2016 - Very good, extremely expensive. Darker color had me worried, but drank very nicely...especially after being open about an hour...maybe decant. Big acidity, light touch of oak. Probably time to drink this up. Still trying to get my arms around drinking strategy for Rhys chards...some have been sublime, others have been borderline OTH.
November 5, 2016 - Birthday Truffle Dinner (Home): Golden color had me nervous about oxidation, but this was just right. Intense and round fruit is almost sweet. Enough acidity to keep it fresh and moving in the palate. I will drink my remaining two sooner than later.
October 23, 2016 - Nice but nothing special and way over priced.
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.