Rhys "Horseshoe Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2016 (Santa Cruz Mountains, California) - [JD 96] [RP 94] [AG 91-94]

Rhys "Horseshoe Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2016
(Santa Cruz Mountains, California) - [JD 96] [RP 94] [AG 91-94]


Regular price $139.00 Sale price $128.97 Save $10.03
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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



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)

91-94 Points - Vinous:
"The 2016 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard is the most backward of the three 2016 Pinots I tasted from barrel. There is plenty of potential, but the wine also needs time to fully come together. Today, the Horseshoe carries considerable tannic clout to match its savory personality. This sample includes wine that may eventually be culled out for a Hillside bottling. " Antonio Galloni - (Aug 2017)