White

2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 76

  • hiker_guy Likes this wine:

    September 24, 2019 - waited 3 years since last bottle for the oak to better integrate.
    Much more to my liking.
    Nose was rich and complex. Lemon oil and subtle oak notes playing well together.
    Palate was rich but not as complex as I would hope for this price range. An oily lemon sensation that wasn't unpleasant at all but it was a single note wine.
    For the price I expected more. Not a great QPR.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • EricDilda Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 23, 2019 - Old world style with nod to Chablis

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • egh Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 31, 2019 - The aromatic and flavor profile is just stunning, full of lemon curd, apple, white stone fruits, roasted nuts, flowers, minerals, and a hint of spice. Compared to the 2012 Horseshoe chardonnay I consumed last week, this Alpine shows a bit broader and fleshier with impressive weight, depth, concentration, symmetry, length, and latent power. 13.3% abv.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Anonymous wrote:

    July 7, 2019 - Stunningly good, though I don't have any notes (party, lots of talking, etc.). I just remember this was very well balanced, and not a hair out of place.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • blove wrote:

    July 7, 2019 - Seemed off. Had the 15 Anderson Valley a few days later that was far better. Not sure what’s going on with this one.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains: Scaling the Heights (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015 (link)

    (Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard Central Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/25/2015 (link)

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

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2014, Issue #52, This Summer’s Fine Lineup of Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

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

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains – A Study in Terroir (Jul 2014) (link)

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

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  • By Elin McCoy
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    (Rhys Vineyards, Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA, White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/2/2014 (link) 92 points

    (Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard) Final blend pre-bottling: very hazy light-medium lemon yellow color; reduction, tart pear, ginger, fresh lemon nose; rich, full bodied, tart lemon, fresh lemon, saline, mineral, lemon gelee, almond palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 92-93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 862 (61%)
  • Consumed 531 (38%)

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