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Community Tasting Notes (54) Avg Score: 92.7 points

  • Just outstanding at this point. Incredibly rich, well-balanced. I'm trying to avoid the California/Burgundy comparison because they are different wines, but a very good Batard would not outshine it.

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  • ATL offline at Cooks and Soldiers. Light gold color. Intense nose of crisp fruit with smoked bacon, great balance, medium body, nice complex mix of minerally/Stoney fruit and smoky/earthy notes, this was a stunning match with the tuna. More accessible out of the gate than the 2005 Jadot Cordon-Charlemagne tasted with it, but as the Jadot warmed and got some air it caught up. Obviously two very different wines but each outstanding in their own right. Ultimately I was more impressed with the Rhys because it was a new experience for me while the Jadot was not. Outstanding.

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  • Tighter and less flamboyant than the 2005 Jadot Corton-Charlemagne tasted with it, but it more than holds its own. A little smokey bacon on the nose leads to great minerality and subtle complexity, it opened up quite a bit with air and would benefit from decanting Very impressive.

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  • Similar to other recent notes I see here, this is beginning to unfold into a stunning wine, with richness, depth and cut, all at once. If you have several, it's well worth checking in on one now. But it's easy to imagine that this will only continue to improve over the next several years and reveal even more of its complexity.

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  • Popped, poured, and consumed over the course of about 2 hours. More medium than full bodied, layered, complex, and refined with terrific acidity that both drives and invigorates the palate. Offers up a multifaceted aromatic and flavor combination of lemon curd, citrus, flowers, roasted nuts, and minerals. Dinner at Piccolo.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Rhys Vineyards Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/17/2011, (See more on 94 points

    (Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard) Light lemon yellow color; lovely, tart lemon, lemon rind, mineral, oyster jus nose; gorgeous, tart lemon, mineral, oyster jus palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    10/21/2010, (See more on 92 points

    (Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard) Very light lemon yellow color; nice creamy, lemon, mineral nose; tasty, tight, tart lemon, mineral palate with depth; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    7/4/2010, (See more on 92 points

    (Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard) Light yellow color; floral, lemon cream, lemon curd nose; tasty, rich, but poised, tart citrus, lemon, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

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