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Rhys, “Alesia” Anderson Valley ChardonnayMendocino County, California 2016 (750mL)

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Rhys, “Alesia” Anderson Valley Chardonnay Mendocino County, California 2016 (750mL)

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“This back-vintage Chardonnay, from Rhys’ lone estate vineyard in Anderson Valley, is a colossal testament to the time, effort, and investment they’ve dedicated to becoming one of California’s most influential and respected labels.”

The bouquet bursts out of the glass with sweeping notes of white flowers, crushed river rocks, stone fruits, lemon oil, warm honey and tart quince. A buffed, medium-bodied palate caresses pointed flavors of spiced pear, apricot skin, sea salt and orange zest. A core of mineral richness laced with an earthy soil note runs throughout the wine, finishing with focus and precision. This is the epitome of “hands off” winemaking resulting in a wine pulsating with tension and energy. A glorious effort to be enjoyed at 55 degrees in your Burgundy stems after a 30-minute “splash” decanting. Trust me, one taste of this stunner and your brain might think “Burgundy'' but your soul will shout “California!”

  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionMendocino County, California
  • Sub-RegionAnderson Valley
  • SoilFractured Shale, Quartz & Sandstone
  • BlendChardonnay
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • Temp.Serve at 50-55° F
  • GlasswareBurgundy Stem
  • DrinkingNow-2025
  • Decanting15 Minutes
  • PairingMiso Glazed Halibut

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