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2009 Rhys Vineyards Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Vivid yellow.  Musky aromas of chamomile, pear skin, anise and iodine, with suave floral and gingerbread notes emerging with aeration.  Juicy and broad on entry, then a bit tighter in the middle, offering densely packed orchard fruit flavors and notes of smoke and honeysuckle.  More powerful than the Horseshoe but no less animated.  This complex and tactile chardonnay boasts an intriguing interplay of ripe fruit and energetic spices.  Finishes on a gently smoky note, with excellent persistence. 

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Chardonnay

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