Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay

9.130 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.0

Spiced apple, mineral and toasty oak. Lovely now and over the next 2 years.

Spiced apple, mineral and toasty oak. Lovely now and over the next 2 years.

Jan 11th, 2016
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Delicious! 09 vintage and drinking right at its prime. Another year or two may be good for it but wow is this good now. Minerally and precise with beautifully balanced fruit. Stone fruits, lemon, and minolo tangerine.

Delicious! 09 vintage and drinking right at its prime. Another year or two may be good for it but wow is this good now. Minerally and precise with beautifully balanced fruit. Stone fruits, lemon, and minolo tangerine.

Jun 10th, 2015
Mike Evans

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.

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.

Nov 15th, 2018
Justin Wittkopf

Finally a solid bottle of Chard for me this week, after two flawed bottles. This is great, mild lemon and orchard fruits with subtle oak notes. Light and great structure. Zippy acidity. I’m happy :)

Finally a solid bottle of Chard for me this week, after two flawed bottles. This is great, mild lemon and orchard fruits with subtle oak notes. Light and great structure. Zippy acidity. I’m happy :)

Jun 9th, 2018
Eric LaMasters

Past its peak, in my opinion.

Past its peak, in my opinion.

Oct 21st, 2017
Eric LaMasters

The color is surprisingly advanced for a 2009, but the palate is still relatively fresh. Nice tropical fruit and butterscotch with lively acidity. I would not take the chance of holding this much longer.

The color is surprisingly advanced for a 2009, but the palate is still relatively fresh. Nice tropical fruit and butterscotch with lively acidity. I would not take the chance of holding this much longer.

May 27th, 2017
Conrad Green

A broad ripe nose with a hint of grapefruit. Lush, and a touch tropical. A bit of heat.

A broad ripe nose with a hint of grapefruit. Lush, and a touch tropical. A bit of heat.

May 27th, 2017
Mike Evans

Riper than the 2007 and 2008, with tangerines, very good, but not up to the others.

Riper than the 2007 and 2008, with tangerines, very good, but not up to the others.

May 3rd, 2017
Scott Lancaster

2009. Really fantastic right now.

2009. Really fantastic right now.

Jun 21st, 2015