Rhys, Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Horseshoe Vineyard, 2016

$118.99
Available for Same Day Delivery (or Pickup) in Manhattan.

Horseshoe is a perfect site for showcasing California's potential to make great, racy, long-lived Chardonnay. The soils are shallow and made up of crumbly shale, limiting  the vine's vigor. The site is high and cool. The resulting wine is sharp, pure and penetrating.

Here is Galloni in Vinous: "The 2016 Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard is laced with the essence of citrus peel, mint and white flowers. In this range, the Horseshoe is all about tension and energy, all presented in a lifted style that is incredibly appealing. I very much like the vibrancy and focus here."

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Rhys

Rhys Vineyards is a winery based in Santa Cruz that focuses on producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from some of California’s most unique and expressive vineyards. They are constantly on the hunt for exciting rocky soils that exist within the mountainous, cool, coastal climate zone. Over the last 15 years they have cultivated seven estate vineyards, six in the Santa Cruz Mountains and one in Anderson Valley, each of which is capable of producing uniquely compelling, distinctive, soil driven wine.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 95
"The 2016 Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard is laced with the essence of citrus peel, mint and white flowers. In this range, the Horseshoe is all about tension and energy, all presented in a lifted style that is incredibly appealing. I very much like the vibrancy and focus here."

Robert Parker

RP 95
"The 2016 Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard offers up aromas of pear, grapefruit pith, iodine and fresh nutmeg. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and powerful, with an elegantly textural attack and wonderful mid-palate amplitude underpinned by tangy acids, concluding with a long and stony finish. The overall impression is beautifully complete. Cellar this compelling Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay for a few years, and then follow it for the better part of a decade." -Robert Parker

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