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2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Rhys Vineyards rhysvineyards.com   details
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains - California - United States (AVA)
Type: white
Varietal: Chardonnay
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$69.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: September 24, 2014 , International Wine Cellar wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
94 points "Green-tinged yellow. An intense, mineral-dominated bouquet evokes fresh orchard and citrus fruits, iodine, anise and white flowers. Stains the palate with densely packed pear and Meyer lemon flavors; picks up a smokiness with air. Chalky, penetrating and pure on the finish, which refuses to let up. A. Galloni -- 93pts The 2012 Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard is bright and finely sculpted to the core. Lemon oil, white flowers, crushed rocks and white pepper are all finely knit in this vibrant, utterly impeccable Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay. There is plenty to look forward to in the Alpine, a Chardonnay built on precision and class. A View from the Cellar -- 96+pts The 2012 Alpine Vineyard chardonnay from Kevin Harvey and his very talented team at Rhys Vineyards is another absolutely brilliant bottle of chardonnay. The wine is a touch riper than the Horseshoe bottling, coming in at 13.3 percent alcohol and offering a stellar bouquet of pear, white peach, iodine, a touch of acacia blossom, a bit of crème patissière, complex soil tones and a nice base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and snappy, with a superb core of fruit, laser-like focus, great mineral drive and a very long, very young and very classy finish. This is simply a stunning bottle in the making, with grand cru authority, but it is still a puppy and needs plenty of bottle age to unwind from behind its racy and soil-driven structure. It is the best chardonnay I have tasted to date from Rhys, and their legacy with this grape has already been very impressive indeed, but I have the sense that the 2012 Alpine chardonnay has taken this varietal to a new level at Rhys Vineyards! 2020-2040+. " Best 2020-2035
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