Rhys Vineyards "Alesia"
Santa Cruz Mountain, California
$50.00 (purchase it online here)
Alesia wines are from the same estate as the Rhys wines- they share the same purity, complexity & elegance. To make this more apparent in '19, Alesia wines are now under the Rhys label. This appellation level Chardonnay has tons of class and overachieves.
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Taste: Lovely young nose of pear, green apple, lemon, salty soil tones, dried white flowers, lemon peel and a hint of oak. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and tightly-knit out of the blocks, with a good core, superb mineral drive and focus, zesty acids and a long complex and very promising finish.