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Specifications

Colour: White
Producer: Rhys Vineyards
Region: California
Appellation: Anderson Valley
Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Horseshoe Vineyard, Chardonnay, 2019

6x75cl
£515.00
10 cases, 5 bottles
£85.83 per bottle
12x50cl
£665.00
10 cases
Equiv. £55.42 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Horseshoe 2019 is a wine of real structure and weight but also great concentration and energy – a combination of power and persistence that is very true to the wines from this site. The soils here are around 8 million years older than the Alpine vineyard, being composed of Monterey shale, a brittle, friable, shale so light it feels like balsa wood in the hand. Its structure makes it very easy for the roots to penetrate so Kevin and Jeff are finding exponential gains relative to vine age from this vineyard. This 2019 has a mineral smokiness on the nose, not unlike an aroma of slate, then thyme, yellow peach and fresh lemon, orange blossom and aromatic white flowers that mingle with a salty smoky stoniness on the palate. Superb.

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