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2006 Rhys - Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay - USA - California - Santa Cruz Mountains - White

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USA - California - Santa Cruz Mountains

White Chardonnay
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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... More »

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VF: 2007-2012 VF: 2007-2012

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue 141
Author Michael C
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/02/2013

Lots of pears and lots of minerality. Good complexity with very special wet rock kind of minerals. Have an advanced and elegant feel. Hints of subtle flavors. The advanced, light and intense minerality is inviting for salad and appetizers. Mild acidity with medium finish.

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Author Seaway J
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.984%
Tasted On 02/02/2013

minerally driven. chewy with tannins. Need more time.

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