Alesia is produced by Rhys with their non-estate fruit.  Alder Springs is one of the idiosyncratic vineyards in California.  North of Sonoma and right on the coast, the vineyard can be drastically different from year to year and they grow a host of different varietals.  Truthfully, I wondered if this fruit got ripe enough in 2011, but now worries.  Not a fruity wine, but enough for sure. This wine is not quite as good as the Rhys Chards, but it costs half the price too.  Light golden in color.  The nose has nice minerality along with lemons and some spice.  On the palate, nice lemony notes with good acidity.  Some oak showing in the form of spice.  Good finish.  Food friendly.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2011

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