Rhys Vineyards Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

Ratings on Delectable

Phil Stice Delectable Pro

Wow this is def the ripest and richest Rhys chard I've tasted. Butter, tropical fruit

Wow this is def the ripest and richest Rhys chard I've tasted. Butter, tropical fruit

9.0

Peter Marks Delectable Pro

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

Spiced apple, mineral and toasty oak. Lovely now and over the next 2 years.

Spiced apple, mineral and toasty oak. Lovely now and over the next 2 years.

9.0

Alex Lallos Delectable Pro

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

Delicious! 09 vintage and drinking right at its prime. Another year or two may be good for it but wow is this good now. Minerally and precise with beautifully balanced fruit. Stone fruits, lemon, and minolo tangerine.

Delicious! 09 vintage and drinking right at its prime. Another year or two may be good for it but wow is this good now. Minerally and precise with beautifully balanced fruit. Stone fruits, lemon, and minolo tangerine.

9.1

Mike Evans

Drinking younger than the last bottle I tried, well integrated oak, pure Chardonnay fruit with a twist of tangerine, and refreshing acidity on the finish, very good.

Drinking younger than the last bottle I tried, well integrated oak, pure Chardonnay fruit with a twist of tangerine, and refreshing acidity on the finish, very good.

9.2

Justin Wittkopf

Finally a solid bottle of Chard for me this week, after two flawed bottles. This is great, mild lemon and orchard fruits with subtle oak notes. Light and great structure. Zippy acidity. I’m happy :)

Finally a solid bottle of Chard for me this week, after two flawed bottles. This is great, mild lemon and orchard fruits with subtle oak notes. Light and great structure. Zippy acidity. I’m happy :)

9.4

Eric LaMasters

Past its peak, in my opinion.

Past its peak, in my opinion.

8.8

Eric LaMasters

The color is surprisingly advanced for a 2009, but the palate is still relatively fresh. Nice tropical fruit and butterscotch with lively acidity. I would not take the chance of holding this much longer.

The color is surprisingly advanced for a 2009, but the palate is still relatively fresh. Nice tropical fruit and butterscotch with lively acidity. I would not take the chance of holding this much longer.

8.9

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

A broad ripe nose with a hint of grapefruit. Lush, and a touch tropical. A bit of heat.

A broad ripe nose with a hint of grapefruit. Lush, and a touch tropical. A bit of heat.

9.1

Mike Evans

Riper than the 2007 and 2008, with tangerines, very good, but not up to the others.

Riper than the 2007 and 2008, with tangerines, very good, but not up to the others.

9.1

Scott Lancaster

2009. Really fantastic right now.

2009. Really fantastic right now.

9.1

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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