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.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2024
Robert Parker 95
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. This rich, beautifully concentrated and layered Chardonnay needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will keep for a decade.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028