2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains

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  • Rieslingfan commented:

    4/3/19, 4:20 AM - I opened a bottle this week, and was stunned at how thin it was on the mid-palate. Odd, as earlier and more recent vintages have had much better depth.

  • dcwino commented:

    4/3/19, 6:43 PM - It is slightly lean. Not sure why some people think this is Burgundian.

  • Rieslingfan commented:

    4/4/19, 4:04 AM - Because there isn't any language to describe what it is that will make sense in a general context.

  • dcwino commented:

    4/4/19, 2:38 PM - That makes sense. I point was that there were several times Rhys was served blind and every single time, it wasn't too difficult to figure out out they are not Burgundy.

  • Rieslingfan commented:

    4/6/19, 5:10 AM - Think of it more as a sensibility than a literal taste assessment. The use of “Burgundian” to describe California Chardonnay (and Pinot!) is a reaction to the era of huge ripeness/huge oak wines.

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