Rhys "Alesia" Chardonnay 2016 (Anderson Valley, California) - [JD 93] [WA 90]

Rhys "Alesia" Chardonnay 2016
(Anderson Valley, California) - [JD 93] [WA 90]


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About the vineyard:
Located over 100 miles north of San Francisco, the wine producing reputation of this beautiful, remote valley has been steadily climbing for decades. The 16 mile long, transverse valley extends from the southeast to the northwest and becomes increasingly cool as it nears the Pacific Ocean. The geology in the valley is quite diverse but includes a band of rocky southwest facing hillsides that produce intense, mineral driven wines of great elegance. We selected the site for our Bearwallow vineyard in the coolest northwest corner or “Deep End” of the valley where we have planted 31 acres on the rocky slopes.

Ratings & Reviews


93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2016 Chardonnay Anderson Valley from the team at Rhys knocks it out of the park, and I suspect it’s a screaming value. White peach, apple blossom, spice, and some white flower notes all flow to a medium-bodied, elegant, seamless Chardonnay that has tons of character. It will keep for 5-7 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (2/14/2019)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Alesia Chardonnay Anderson Valley offers up an inviting bouquet of green orchard fruit, struck match, blanched almonds and subtle nutmeg. On the palate, it's medium-bodied and succulent, with a more rounded, giving profile than its Santa Cruz Mountains counterpart but displays good cut and vitality, concluding with a youthfully chalky finish. This is the most accessible Chardonnay in the Rhys portfolio, but I'd expect it to drink well for the better part of a decade." - William Kelley (31st May 2018)

Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Chardonnay (Anderson Valley) is soft, open-knit and quite pretty. With lovely orchard fruit, chamomile and floral notes pushed forward. Light tropical inflections add nuance to this delicious, easygoing Chardonnay. The Anderson Valley Chardonnay emerges from Rhys's Bearwallow estate vineyard. " - Antonio Galloni (Aug 2018)