White - Sparkling

2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
Drink between 2020 - 2027 (Edit)
CT89 53 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 45

  • Replevin wrote:

    October 9, 2021 - Perfectly serviceable - but absolute hubris at $79.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Michael Zoppo Does not like this wine:

    September 7, 2021 - What to say about this that hasn't been said? Bubbly apple cider with virtually no complexity. A tasty beverage, but not fine wine. (From magnum)

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • GrapeScott wrote: 89 points

    July 26, 2021 - After reading some pretty terrible reviews at release, I decided to exercise patience and see if this would develop with some additional bottle age. While I would still say this is pretty poor value at $79, it is still a very solid sparkler by California standards (the $59 price tag of more recent releases seems more fair for the quality). Lithe acidity, pronounced apple flavors, with some quince and lemon rind. A bit astringent, but I like my sparklers on the dry side, so I am not bothered by the relatively low dosage. I found the mousse to be less harsh than others have commented, and while the apple flavor profile is a bit one dimensional, I think this has some promise and I look forward to following Rhys' sparkling wine program.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • cellarcat Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 8, 2021 - Simple, delicate, and elegant. Very enjoyable. A bit of sparkling apple juice flavor.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fingers wrote: 87 points

    April 17, 2021 - Light gold color, broad and lively mousse that flattens out quickly.
    Bruised apple, lemon merengue, and biscuit on the nose.
    The palate rushes in with sweetness like a Demi-sec then ends with a light bitterness that makes me wonder if a case could be made for more dosage, not less. Anyhow, I think I sense improvement over the past 5 months. It will be interesting to see if this continues to be produced at Rhys. 4+10+16+7= 87

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Rhys
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Blancs de Blancs
  • Vineyard Bearwallow Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Anderson Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 415 (64%)
  • Consumed 226 (35%)

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