2015 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

13.0% alc., $79. Fall 2017 offering. 1.75- acre vineyard situated at 1230 to 1400 feet elevation and planted to Hyde, Wente and dijon clones. Soil is 12”-24” of topsoil over chalky, soft shale. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Leading off are aromas of lemon oil, poached golden apple, and marzipan. Appealing richness of flavor in an acid-driven style featuring flavors of citrus and green apple. Vibrant, with a acid-fueled minerality that carries through the soprano finish that offers good length. A little too citric and high-strung for my personal taste but an excellent wine. Score: 92. Reviewed March 17, 2018

Winery: Rhys Vineyards
From article: Recently Tasted California Chardonnay