2016 Rhys "Mt. Pajaro Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Chenin Blanc

SKU #1549209 95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark I was blown away by the 2016 Chenin Blanc Mt. Pajaro (this is a new vineyard recently planted by Rhys) and this is unquestionably the finest expression of this variety I’ve tasted from California. From a site in the Santa Cruz Mountains, it boasts tons of flinty minerality and tart citrus to go with a concentrated, deep, medium to full-bodied vibe on the palate. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2016 Chenin Blanc Mt. Pajaro Vineyard is the first wine off of this newly developed site, and it is gorgeous. Dried herb, pear, chamomile and lightly honeyed notes fill out the wine's frame effortlessly. The Chenin has a phenolic-like character that is super intriguing. (AG) Inner quote mark (8/2018)

K&L Notes

A new wine from a new vineyard! Check out the more adventurous side of Rhys with this Santa Cruz Mountains Chenin Blanc from Rhys' recently planted Mt. Pajaro Vinyard. Winemaker's Notes: "Whole cluster pressed. Fermented in 50% stainless / 50% seasoned oak for twelve months, then transferred to stainless steel tank for eight months sur lie."

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