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2012 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

  • 95 WA
  • 18 JR
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SKU: 402029-2012-500

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    More lean and racy than the Apline Vineyard, the 2012 Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard has thrilling Chablis-like minerality and green citrus to go with lots of lemon curd, mint and hints of sappy flowers. Not quite as broad shouldered as the Alpine Vineyard, yet just as pure, precise and layered, this is another thrilling Chardonnay from this team that will have 10-15 years (or more) of longevity.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    On Monterey shale ' fine clay. Very devigorated vines. Fabulous tension. Very tight and a little smoky. Stony finish. Long and fine.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    Rich, oily and viscous on the palate, the 2014 Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard is all about texture. Orange blossoms, mint, honey, apricot jam, butter and spices meld into the racy, voluptuous finish as the 2012 shows off its class and exuberant personality. A slight element of Burgundian-inflected reduction lingers on the close. If opened young, the 2012 needs a lot of air, but ideally readers should be prepared to cellar this gem for at least a few years.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Great, not sure it gets better
    Author: Patrick

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

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