Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay

9.355 ratings
9.411 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
Eric Urbani

Nice depth

Nice depth

Aug 13th, 2019
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 L.

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
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.4

2nd bottle of this, and it's awesome.

2nd bottle of this, and it's awesome.

Sep 25th, 2016
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.4

Hell yeah!!! Too young, but he'll yeah.

Hell yeah!!! Too young, but he'll yeah.

Jul 19th, 2016
Joshua Blissett

Really rich yellow Apple, smokey ripe pear, and rich layers of voluptuous cream. Low oak, high texture.

Really rich yellow Apple, smokey ripe pear, and rich layers of voluptuous cream. Low oak, high texture.

Jun 1st, 2016
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.4

Too young, but very good. Nervy and long. Give it at least two years.

Too young, but very good. Nervy and long. Give it at least two years.

Apr 25th, 2016
Marshal White

Nervous and intense. It'll go the distance

Nervous and intense. It'll go the distance

Jan 28th, 2016
Todd Anderson

Drinking so nicely right now. This is the magic in a bottle.

Drinking so nicely right now. This is the magic in a bottle.

Feb 15th, 2021
Nathan Kandler

Winemaker Thomas Fogarty Winery

All is good in the neighborhood.

All is good in the neighborhood.

Dec 25th, 2015