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2009 Rhys - Chardonnay 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: 2012-2015 VF: 2010-2015
2 for sale

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156
Author Patrick
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.269%
Tasted On 07/18/2014

Really nice - lemon, mineral, oily waxiness. Nice drinker.

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Author dutodd
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Tasted On 02/15/2012

A bit fat. I'm tasting butterscotch with a a dash of lemon. The high acidity keeps the wine interesting as I make my way through the bottle, but otherwise this wine seems fairly pedestrian for California chardonnay.

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