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2014 Rhys Chardonnay Anderson ValleyChardonnay from United States

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"Rhys Vineyards aspires to make great wines from unique and expressive vineyards. In this pursuit, they select five different sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains for growing Pino...

  • 90 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"There's 500 cases of the 2014 Chardonnay Anderson Valley, which represents a fabulous value. Fermented and aged in 20% new French oak, on lees, with no battonage, it has a touch of tropical characteristics as well as citrus blossom, crushed rocks and ample toasted bread and nuttiness that emerges more on the palate. Clean, classy, impeccably balanced and elegant, buy it by the case and drink bottles over the coming 3-4 years."

Product Description:

"Rhys Vineyards aspires to make great wines from unique and expressive vineyards. In this pursuit, they select five different sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. They believe that unique vineyard expression is the key to truly great wine, and they use the following practices in adhering to these values:

A relentless, spare-no-expense focus on producing the best possible fruit in the vineyard; Carefully selected cool weather sites that offer interesting and expressive soil character; Natural winemaking with minimal intervention.

These core tenets help them to produce ageworthy wines that emphasize vineyard expression, balance, fresh fruit, and concentration.

They manage their vineyards using a philosophy based on Organic and Biodynamic farming. Their goal is to foster biodiversity and treat the vineyard as a self-sustaining living organism. This biodiversity provides the vineyards with a balanced, natural immune system allowing them to minimize outside input to the vineyard and avoid non-Organic chemical applications. Most importantly, this natural environment enhances their grapevines’ ability to express the unique geology of their sites." - importer

Product Detail

Item # 99620
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Sonoma
Ratings

90 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2014
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla