2016 Rhys Alesia Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • JD 94
  • WA 92
  • VN 90

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JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
The 2016 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountain is in the same ballpark yet has a more serious, chiseled, mineral-laced style, with is classic Santa Cruz Mountains. White flowers, white peach, tangerine, and subtle honeysuckle... The 2016 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountain is in the same ballpark yet has a more serious, chiseled, mineral-laced style, with is classic Santa Cruz Mountains. White flowers, white peach, tangerine, and subtle honeysuckle notes all emerge from this beauty, which has vibrant acidity and notable concentration. It’s another winner to drink over the coming 5-7 years.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
The 2016 Alesia Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains is superb, unfurling in the glass with notes of fresh pear, preserved citrus, lemon oil and a light framing of smoky reduction. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied... The 2016 Alesia Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains is superb, unfurling in the glass with notes of fresh pear, preserved citrus, lemon oil and a light framing of smoky reduction. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, concentrated and tensile, built around a racy line of acidity and concluding with a saline finish that's almost searingly stony. This represents a notable change of pace after the more rounded, giving Anderson Valley Alesia bottling and marks this out as one of the keenest values in the Rhys portfolio. Follow it for a decade, perhaps more.- WK
VN 90
Vinous, August 2018
The 2016 Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains) is a classy, elegant wine. Expressive aromatics add to the wine's finessed personality and overall feel. Citrus peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper add complexity... The 2016 Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains) is a classy, elegant wine. Expressive aromatics add to the wine's finessed personality and overall feel. Citrus peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper add complexity throughout. There is plenty to like in this chiseled, nuanced Chardonnay from Rhys.-AG
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2016
Closure Cork