2016 Rhys Bearwallow Vineyard Chardonnay (2 Bottle Set)
Rhys, 2016 Rhys Bearwallow Vineyard Chardonnay (2 Bottle Set)
The 2016 Chardonnay Bearwallow Vineyard is lovely, exhibiting youthful but expressive notes of apple, white peach and a touch of green herbs, subtly framed by a judicious application of new oak. On the palate, it’s medium-bodied, with bright acids that lend the wine focus and delineation, with good concentration and a chalky, mouthwatering finish. The additional tension and intensity that this possesses over the Alesia Anderson Valley bottling—also derived from Bearwallow Vineyard—reflects how selective, both at the press and in the cellar, the Rhys team is in determining what makes the cut. Follow it for the coming decade or more.
94 PTS - William Kelly, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Rhys Vineyards Bearwallow Vineyard Chardonnay
All estate fruit from the Bearwallow Vineyard down the deep end of Anderson Valley.
23 acres planted, mostly 6’x3', all with our own massale selection of heirloom and suitcase vine material
Aspect: Southeast to Southwest
Soil: Wolfey-Bearwallow Series - 6”-24” topsoil over deep fractured shale
States Available for Shipment
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