US-RHY-31-14

Chardonnay 'Alpine Vineyard', Rhys Vineyards

Chardonnay 'Alpine Vineyard', Rhys Vineyards

– All estate fruit from the Alpine Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

– 2.75 acres planted, 6’x4’, and 6’x5’

– Vine material – Wente, Hyde and Mt Eden

– Elevation 1338-1600ft

– Aspect: Primarily South, SW

– Slope: 5-22%

– Soil: Purisima Formation – 6”-20” rocky topsoil

– Alc 13.5%

Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
94
Date:
2016-10-28

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2016-07-01
Review:
The 2014 Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard is the hardest of these four Chardonnays to read today. The aromatics are striking, but the wine has much less to say today on the palate. Powerful and tropically-leaning, the 2014 needs time to come into its own.