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2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard
- San Francisco Bay
- Santa Cruz Mountains
Community Tasting Notes 29
t_moderne wrote: (92 points)
September 9, 2016 - Pop and pour and served with food (Thai crab fried rice, in case you were wondering). Tatsed with food and on its own. Folowed for about 4 hours.
Golden yellow color. Nose of crisp green apple and a saline element.
Wonderful flavors of pear, green apple, with a hint of hibiscus and vanilla on the finish. Good lemon lime citrus note that frames the wine.
Opens up with time into a more expressive wine with the apple and pear flavors becoming a bit more foward. Delicious.2 people found this helpful Comment
KenK Likes this wine: (92 points)
August 20, 2016 - Nice rich aromatics with a toasty edge. Ripe and good depth with deep apples and citrus notes. Quite enjoyable. Served blind vast majority thought it was a young white burgundy.
Acohen Likes this wine: (93 points)
August 13, 2016 - Crisp with lemon, pear and stone fruit that went great with oysters and lobster
rcg62 Likes this wine: (93 points)
July 9, 2016 - Very light pale gold color. Wild nose with citrus, almost grapefruit notes with very subtle hints of oak. Palate comes across similarly with lots of bracing acidity. Still tight and I think would benefit from a couple of more years in the bottle.
dbkitc wrote: (91 points)
July 5, 2016 - Drunk out of pink plastic cups at the lake - not ideal but just fine.....lots of citrus fruit and oak on the nose. Tons of extract - lemon peel and grapefruit. Should be delicious for many years. Piercing - not for everyone but I like it a lot. (91+)3 people found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 6
By Antonio Galloni
Santa Cruz Mountains: Scaling the Heights (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015 (link)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Rhys, Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains White) Subscribe to see review text.
View From the Cellar
By John Gilman
Jul/Aug 2014, Issue #52, This Summer’s Fine Lineup of Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines
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By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)
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By Antonio Galloni
Santa Cruz Mountains – A Study in Terroir (Jul 2014) (link)
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By Richard Jennings
2/2/2014 (link) 92 points
(Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard) Final blend pre-bottling: very hazy light-medium lemon yellow color; reduction, tart pear, ginger, fresh lemon nose; rich, full bodied, tart lemon, fresh lemon, saline, mineral, lemon gelee, almond palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 92-93+ points
- Vintage 2012
- 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 28 (2%)
- In Cellars 1,036 (81%)
- Consumed 213 (17%)
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