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Community Tasting Notes (53) Avg Score: 92.6 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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  • 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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  • Reminds me of a slightly more unwound version of the 2011 PYCM St Aubin 1er Cru I had earlier this year. Lemon curd, hazelnuts and a touch of butter, all cut with laser-like acidity. Wonderful pairing with top-notch Chinese takeout. A pleasure to drink tonight.

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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.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/17/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 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 RJonWine.com...) 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 RJonWine.com...) 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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