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2007 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

  • 92 WA
  • 92 IWC
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SKU: 261229-2007-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($49) Light yellow. Seductive perfume of pear, sweet butter, hazelnut and nougat, with a strong mineral underpinning. Tangy, sharply focused citrus flavors are complemented by smoky minerals and a hint of honeysuckle. The minerality gains strength on the long, sappy, smoky finish, adding impressive energy and cut. This is balanced to reward cellaring but there's a lot going on right now.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The Rhys 2007 Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay is a very limited cuvee that displays beautiful honeyed citrus, white currants, and almost a liqueur of rocks in a California verison of a grand cru Chablis. Crunchy, zesty acidity buttresses the wine, which is impressively pure and long.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Chiseled deep into a Santa Cruz Mountain hillside with such vast and echoing chambers that it's lovingly termed "the rebel base," Rhys Vineyards and its visionary owner are on a mission. It all started for Kevin Harvey, a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur with a Burgundy obsession, in 1995 when he planted a small Pinot Noir vineyard in his backyard, and has transformed into a quest to uncover the mysteries of his un-glorified appellation's geography and achieve world-class Pinot Noir.

    From his first garage wine, Harvey was struck with minerality that reminded him more of Burgundy than any domestic Pinot. So, using ambitious, biodynamic farming of tightly-spaced, high elevation, cool climate vineyards planted in specific sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains with shallow, rocky soils, preferably on hillsides, he set out to make the most mineral-driven, terroir-focused domestic Pinot. The results have garnered overwhelming praise from the entire spectrum of critical review. From Robert Parker to Allen Meadows, it's hard to find anyone who isn't impressed with this passionate operation producing perhaps the best New World Pinot anywhere.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 118 bottles owned
    • 54 collectors