July 28, 2019 - Pop and poured. Golden hue. Prominent reductive notes that somewhat mask the nose. On the palate mandarin orange, tropical notes (unripe guava?), honey, more matchstick, hints of sesame, and a salty and lightly buttery finish that gained with time. Fruit elements almost riesling like. Quite acidic but somewhat creamy in mouth feel. Long.
July 9, 2019 - Same bottle as 3DAYWINEREVIEW and ROCKNROLLER, and similar experience. Rhys chardonnay really shines with some age.
July 6, 2019 - Fourth of July Weekend (Rocknroller's (Kevin & Vicki's Place)): Light gold color. 2 oz pour. Great bottle, pineapple, lemon, tangerine, tropical edge, caramelized sugar, lightly toasted oak. The palate is quite lively, very lemony, Meyer lemon and tangerine, lime, good minerality and acids, clean and fresh with a dusting of toasted French oak on the saline infused finish. Excellent. 93 to 93+pts.
July 6, 2019 - Mixed Bag at Kevin's (Minneapolis, MN): Now we are talking. Excellent Chardonnay. Oak, apple, wafer, spices and stone fruits. Complex and multilayered wine. Medium to long finish. This is how I like my domestic Chardonnay to taste. 93+ Should have another five plus years of enjoyment.
May 24, 2019 - High-class wine presenting a lemon and mineral core enhanced by notes of wax, peach, and oak spice. The only flaw for me is that the finish is a bit too heavy and hot.
April 28, 2019 - Beautiful, vibrant, sublet oak and bright acidity.
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.
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.
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!
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.