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Rhys Vineyards Alesia Anderson Valley Chardonnay 2018

California

Sale price
HK$388   each
Regular price
RRP HK$590 
Multi Buy Price
HK$368  in any 6+
Multi Buy Discount Percentage
38% off rrp
Delivery 2-3 days

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Rhys Vineyards is a benchmark producer of great Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah with seven estate vineyards; six in the Santa Cruz Mountains and one in Anderson Valley, each capable of producing uniquely compelling, distinctive, soil-driven wine.

Produced entirely from fruit from the Bearwallow estate vineyard, the 2018 Anderson Valley Chardonnay shows all of the charm, detail and elegance of its single vineyard counterpart in a ready-to-drink package. Displaying forward notes of apple and white flowers and the kind of site transparency that belies its value, the Anderson Valley Chardonnay makes for a terrific food-friendly daily drinker and should continue to improve over the next 3-5 years.

Critic awards

The 2018 Chardonnay (Anderson Valley), all from Bearwallow, is surprisingly tightly wound, which won’t be an issue in time, but readers should not be looking at this as an easygoing wine for near-term drinking. Bright acids give the orchard fruit, citrus confit and floral notes a good bit of energy. There is a lot to like here. Light tropical accents develop with air, rounding out the finish nicely.

— 92 points, Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Starting with the 2018 Chardonnay Anderson Valley Alesia from the value-priced lineup from Rhys, it offers a vivid gold hue as well as bright, Chablis-like notes of lemon curd, salty, chalky minerality, crushed citrus, and a kiss of sappy flowers. These carry to a more medium-bodied Chardonnay that shows more sweet fruit and texture than you'd expect from the nose, and it's a charming, fleshy, ready to go beauty..

— 90 points, Jeb Dunnuck

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