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2014 Rhys "Horseshoe Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

SKU #1356192 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark My favorite of the Chardonnays, the 2014 Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard reveals more minerality than the Alpine Vineyard, with lots of crushed rock, caramelized white currant, white peach and a distinct saltiness all emerging from the glass. (JD) Inner quote mark (10/2016)

93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2014 Horseshoe Vineyard chardonnay from Rhys Vineyards is a bit riper than normal, due to the drought conditions, coming in at 13.6 percent octane. This has produced a more wide open wine than the 2013 version, wafting from the glass in a fine blend of apple, tangerine, esthery tones, incipient notes of butter, lovely minerality and orange blossoms in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and complex, with quite a wide open personality out of the blocks for this bottling. The acids are bright and zesty, the focus is lovely and the core here is ample, with the potential to age gracefully, but an open-knit personality that is going to make it extremely difficult to keep one’s hands off of bottles in the cellar. Inner quote mark (7/2016)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark A rich, voluptuous wine, the 2014 Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard is also the most overt of the Rhys Chardonnays. Orange jam, apricot marmalade, tropical fruit, wild flowers and buttery notes give the Horseshoe much of its exotic, viscous personality. The Horseshoe is another wine that demands at least a few years in the cellar. (AG) 92+ Inner quote mark (7/2016)

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