2009 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay

October 2020: Very mature. Drink

August 2015: Similar to the ’06 in style. A resolving middleweight with delicious fruit and precision. Many years ahead.

January 2015: Drinking well if not yet mature. Many years ahead. Drink/Hold.

March 2012: The 2009 Chardonnay from Alpine Vineyard showcases the rich fruit of the vintage combined with the focus, complexity and minerality intrinsic to Alpine Vineyard. Citrus peel, stone fruit, lanolin and saline notes are evident in the nose, while the palate simultaneously shows power and focus, leading to a long mineral infused finish. Showing its youthful side right now, this Chardonnay should continue to improve for the next 5+ years. Drink/Hold.