Vineyard: The Rhy Anderson Valley Chardonnay is sourced entirely from younger vines in the Bearwallow Vineyard. The vines in Bearwallow are planted on hillsides at an elevation of 300 to 600 feetin the "deep end" of Anderson Valley.
Soil: 10-25 inches of topsoil over fractured shale, quartz and sandstone
Viticulture: farmed using organic and biodynamic methods
Vinification: whole cluster pressed into small stainless steel fermenters using only native yeasts fro primary and malolactic fermentation.
Aging: aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 20% which are new.
The 2014 Chardonnay (Anderson Valley) is a tasty, entry-level Chardonnay from Rhys. Orange blossom, mint, honey and lightly tropical notes inform the open-knit finish. Although not especially complex, the 2014 is delicious. Drink it over the next few years.