Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay

9.235 ratings
9.310 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
Max Reichwage

Flinty, waxy, oaky, cucumber, slight herbaceous edge but really tasty

Flinty, waxy, oaky, cucumber, slight herbaceous edge but really tasty

Feb 12th, 2017
Marshal White

Last bottle

Last bottle

Feb 7th, 2017
Robert McCall

2010. Striking aromatics of tropical and stone fruit and and oak. Texturally creamy and weighty with a refreshing acidity combines with those stone fruits making this a nice thirst quencher for triple digits heat today.

2010. Striking aromatics of tropical and stone fruit and and oak. Texturally creamy and weighty with a refreshing acidity combines with those stone fruits making this a nice thirst quencher for triple digits heat today.

Jun 18th, 2016
Gil Bauer

Very nice. Taken for good white burgundy by our blind tasting group.

Very nice. Taken for good white burgundy by our blind tasting group.

Mar 13th, 2016
Marshal White

This wine used to have a lot of apparent oak, but it's folding in nicely. Mineral, not a ton of fruit, but with good richness, probably helped by a touch of RS. Less tannin than some years, but sneakily high acidity. Starting to develop some interesting funk, roasted nuts, lanolin, and there's a whiff of salt air tang. This is one of the best bottles of SCM Chardonnay I've tasted.

This wine used to have a lot of apparent oak, but it's folding in nicely. Mineral, not a ton of fruit, but with good richness, probably helped by a touch of RS. Less tannin than some years, but sneakily high acidity. Starting to develop some interesting funk, roasted nuts, lanolin, and there's a whiff of salt air tang. This is one of the best bottles of SCM Chardonnay I've tasted.

Jan 2nd, 2016
Mike Evans

A little more apparent wood than the other Chardonnays, but with plenty of complexity to keep it from getting out of hand. A great California Chardonnay.

A little more apparent wood than the other Chardonnays, but with plenty of complexity to keep it from getting out of hand. A great California Chardonnay.

Jun 4th, 2014
Marshal White

This is what CA chard can be

This is what CA chard can be

Jun 6th, 2013
Steve Anderson

Always a fave. Pre-Falltacular dinner in the OC.

Always a fave. Pre-Falltacular dinner in the OC.

Feb 17th, 2018
Todd Anderson

Matured beautifully

Matured beautifully

Sep 4th, 2017
Jon Fine

One of the better California chardonnays I've ever had. Which is definitely "tallest short person" territory, but this was grand and complex and subtle--really great.

One of the better California chardonnays I've ever had. Which is definitely "tallest short person" territory, but this was grand and complex and subtle--really great.

Sep 3rd, 2017