Rhys Vineyards

Sparkling Wine 'Perpetual Reserve'

Sparkling Wine 'Perpetual Reserve'

Sparkling Wine Perpetual Reserve Rhys Vineyards

Practicing Biodynamic • 78% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Noir • Sourced from Mt. Pajaro (Santa Cruz Mountains AVA) and Bearwallow (Anderson Valley AVA) • Both vineyards are high elevation, ranging from 440′-980′ • Hand-harvested • Native yeast fermentation • Long slow pressing of the grapes that were fermented in neutral oak for 8 months, partial malolactic. The Reserve wine goes back to the 2016 • Aged 2 years en tirage  • 12.5% ABV

Info

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

Sizes Available

Full Bottle US-RHY-72-NV 12/750ml

Press & Reviews

Jancis Robinson
Score
17
Date
2023-11-17
"Light gold with faint, fine bubbles. Smells of wet pavement, lemon pith and lemon oil. The froth is quite delicate and soft, like you might expect on an older wine, with very tasty flavours of white flowers, dried lemon peel, kelp and a hint of butterscotch. Notes of nut skin and warm bread linger in the finish along with a nice citrus-oil brightness. Very good acidity but I'm surprised a bit at the lack of fizz. Nonetheless, the flavours are delicious. (AY) 12.5%"
Wine Advocate
Score
92
Date
2024-04-18
"The NV Perpetual Reserve Sparkling from Rhys blends Anderson Valley's Bearwallow Vineyard and Mt. Pajaro Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It contains 50% current vintage—2020—and 50% reserve wines dating to 2016. The nose is lovely, evoking yellow orchard fruits, fresh lilies and crushed hazelnuts. Medium-bodied and with polished yet nervy concentration and fine mousse, this is a promising start to Rhys's sparkling wine program, which, given the heights they've achieved elsewhere, is a very exciting project indeed."