White

2008 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 99

  • Lessthanzero Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 19, 2019 - petrol and asphalt, some tropical fruits, really lovely

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  • connel20 Likes this wine: 88 points

    November 3, 2018 - Chalky finish

  • sawira wrote: 91 points

    July 7, 2018 - Agree with peternelson's note. Hint of walnut, this is on the way out. A bit flabby, but still nice apple, hints of citrus, and a saline finish. Better a few years ago.

  • thomaskeil wrote: 88 points

    February 4, 2018 - Brassy and seems to be fading. Still with some crispness on palate (so plays well with food) but sense of fruit is weak. Has interest, but not well balanced, poised nor energetic.

  • peternelson wrote: 90 points

    December 18, 2017 - This had a slight whiff of walnut shell or something--just slightly musty or a hint of oxidation but not offputting. The palate is where this really shined. Clean, med. body, excellent lift, long. Nose was pretty forgetable though. Hopefully just bottle variation. Celestino dinner.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, In Search of California’s New and Old Schools of Terroir

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

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/27/2012 (link) 95 points

    (Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard) Light lemon yellow color; appealing, ripe lemon, white jasmine, tart pear nose; rich, creamy textured, tart lemon, white jasmine, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 95+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 299 (44%)
  • Consumed 379 (55%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Fresh Blue Crab Cakes, Gazpacho, Poke, Shrimp

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100% Like It  23 votes

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