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2011 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

  • 93 WA
  • 90 WS
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SKU: 402029-2011-750

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  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    A model of precision, finesse and delineation, the 2011 Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard bristles with the essence of honey, white truffle, orange peel and nectarine. The 2011 needs a few years to drop some of its baby fat, but the direction it is likely to take becomes apparent with time in the glass. Watching the wine literally become crystalline and pure with air is quite an amazing experience.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A seductive style, rich and creamy without excess weight, offering spice, citrus, honeydew, butterscotch and anise notes, ending with a dash of smoky-toasty oak.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Like the 2012 Alpine Vineyard, the 2011 Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard is darker in color than its 2011 counterpart, with slightly more honeyed notes of ripe golden apple, caramelized citrus, honeysuckle and crushed rock all emerging from the glass. Fresh and lively on the palate, with bright acidity, it has solid mid-palate concentration, beautiful tension and vibrancy, and a great finish. I suspect this will age like a top-flight Chablis and have 15 years or more of longevity.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Patrick
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Round aromas and flavors of green apple and some white peach. Some similarities to Meursault.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2022
    Author: Todd W59

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 78 bottles owned
  • 38 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 38 collectors)