Rhys Chard's are among my favorite Chardonnay's anywhere. They often get tagged as "Burgundian" but I think they are a beautiful expression of the grape as grown in Santa Cruz. This one was pop and pour and it was singing. Gold/silver in color with slight green. The nose is great with a lemon-vanilla cream along with a nice mineral base. On the palate, this is vibrant with great acidity. Great bright fruit. Lemon with some vanilla and a nice minerality. Long finish. Great with a potato chowder. Just a beautiful wine. I think these age well but perhaps shut down at some point only to reawaken. I haven't had many older ones because I keep drinking mine in their youth.