Rhys "Horseshoe Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2016 (Santa Cruz Mountains, California) - [VM 97] [JD 96] [RP 94]

Rhys "Horseshoe Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2016
(Santa Cruz Mountains, California) - [VM 97] [JD 96] [RP 94]

Regular price $139.00 Sale price $128.97 Save $10.03

VM97 JD96 RP94
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Notes from the Winemaker:
At Rhys Vineyards we aspire to make great Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from some of California's most unique and expressive vineyards. This pursuit has lead us to search the state for exciting rocky soils that exist within the mountainous, cool, Coastal climate zone. Over the last 15 years we have developed seven estate vineyards, six in the Santa Cruz Mountains and one in Anderson Valley, each of which is capable of producing uniquely compelling, distinctive, soil driven wine.

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Vinous:
"Even better than it was from barrel, the 2016 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard is a flat-out stunner. Crazy, beautiful, deeply spiced aromatics literally explode from the glass. Broad and ample on the palate, with tremendous intensity, the Horseshoe has a lot to offer. Orange peel, mint and spice overtones add an exotic flair. This is an utterly captivating Pinot Noir from Rhys." Antonio Galloni - (Aug 2018)

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2016 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard offers a more savory, mineral style as well as terrific depth of fruit. Lots of currant and black cherry fruits, ample rocky, earthy minerality, medium to full body, and a seamless texture all emerge from the glass. This classic Horseshoe Vineyard release has building structure that’s going to benefit from a few years in the cellar." - Jeb Dunnuck (2/14/2019)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard takes some time to unwind in the glass, unfurling to reveal notes of strawberries, red cherries, rich spices, forest floor and subtle grilled meat. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, taut and youthfully firm, its bright core of concentrated fruit framed by chalky, fine-grained tannins. This is one of the most tightly coiled wines in the range and will require 5 or 6 years of patience. But when it shows all its cards, its precision and energy will be striking." - William Kelley (31st May 2018)