Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay

9.2256 ratings
9.370 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Brian Szluk

This wine just keeps getting better and better with time. Lemon, orange marmalade, green apples, medium plus acidity, slight reduction, stunning wine!

This wine just keeps getting better and better with time. Lemon, orange marmalade, green apples, medium plus acidity, slight reduction, stunning wine!

Jul 14th, 2020
Brian Szluk

Truly outstanding reductive, white flower, honey blossom, citrus, tropical notes galore and medium plus acidity. This bottle was consumed extremely quickly and I can only imagine what a few years or more of n the bottle will do to this wine. This is definitely American Grand Cru!

Truly outstanding reductive, white flower, honey blossom, citrus, tropical notes galore and medium plus acidity. This bottle was consumed extremely quickly and I can only imagine what a few years or more of n the bottle will do to this wine. This is definitely American Grand Cru!

Dec 23rd, 2019
Eric Urbani

Nice depth

Nice depth

Aug 13th, 2019
Eric Urbani

Deep complex give it more time but WOW

Deep complex give it more time but WOW

Aug 13th, 2019
Brian Szluk

Still very young, reminiscent of a grand cru Chablis. 🍏 green tropical notes, lemon curd, white flowers, sea salt salinity and medium plus acidity. I feel the best example of American Chardonnay

Still very young, reminiscent of a grand cru Chablis. 🍏 green tropical notes, lemon curd, white flowers, sea salt salinity and medium plus acidity. I feel the best example of American Chardonnay

Mar 23rd, 2019
Eric Urbani

Too much oak for me

Too much oak for me

Sep 7th, 2018
Brian Szluk

American grand cru burgundy. Rhys only makes two single vineyard chardonnays and I thought horseshoe was my favorite until I tasted this thought provoking wine. Medium plus acidity, tart green apples, tropical notes of pineapple, mango, papaya, hazelnuts and hazelnut skins, dried peanuts, slight oxidized and a very small amount of reduction that went away after second glass. Stunning wine!

American grand cru burgundy. Rhys only makes two single vineyard chardonnays and I thought horseshoe was my favorite until I tasted this thought provoking wine. Medium plus acidity, tart green apples, tropical notes of pineapple, mango, papaya, hazelnuts and hazelnut skins, dried peanuts, slight oxidized and a very small amount of reduction that went away after second glass. Stunning wine!

2 people found it helpfulMay 26th, 2018
Eric LaMasters

That's more like what I was expecting. Fresh, energetic, and alive. Full of lemon zest and minerality.

That's more like what I was expecting. Fresh, energetic, and alive. Full of lemon zest and minerality.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2017
Phil Stice

Wow this is def the ripest and richest Rhys chard I've tasted. Butter, tropical fruit

Wow this is def the ripest and richest Rhys chard I've tasted. Butter, tropical fruit

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2014
Phil Stice

Fleshy and rich.

Fleshy and rich.

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2013