White

2009 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 144

  • MikeATL Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 14, 2018 - Drinking younger than the last bottle I tried, well integrated oak, pure Chardonnay fruit with a twist of tangerine, and refreshing acidity on the finish, very good.

  • Lateva wrote: 94 points

    June 9, 2018 - Really loved this. Just the right blend of orchard and stone fruits with some lemon notes. Great balance and acidity. Drinking great pop and pour.

  • Mrbuzz wrote: flawed

    June 8, 2018 - Showing some really nice aged honey, butterscotch, creamed apple butter, chalky minerality, citrus tingle...BUT...unfortunately this one is CORKED! Last bottle from release...and the dreaded mustiness has muted the freshness of what seems to be something really nice otherwise! Shame!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Nanda wrote: 90 points

    May 24, 2018 - Light gold color. Starting to show some aged elements of honey intermixed with maturing apple and peach. Round and lush on the palate with moderate acid freshness.

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  • pjhr Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 14, 2018 - As delicious as the last bottle.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

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

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Recently Tasted California Wines The Search for Traditionalists Turns Up A Crowd

    (Rhys Vineyards “Alpine Vineyard” Chardonnay) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/19/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard) Light lemon yellow color; appealing, tart lemon, vanilla, white jasmine nose; tight, tasty, tart lemon, ripe lemon, mineral, tart pear palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/20/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard) Light medium lemon yellow color; tart lemon, tart apple, tart pear nose; tasty, tangy, tart lemon, mineral, tart pear palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2011 (link) 95 points

    (Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard) Pre-release (bottled 5 weeks prior) - light medium golden yellow color; intriguing, saline, slightly earthy, tart lemon, powdery, lemon oil and rocks nose with a sense of green herb; tasty, stunning, minerally, rich but tart and poised lemon, quince, tart green apple palate, reminiscent of a Raveneau Chablis, needs 2-3 years; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Rhys
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Alpine Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 582 (43%)
  • Consumed 764 (57%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

calamari, crab, La Tur cheese., Mussels

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