Rhys Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mountains Horseshoe Hillside Pinot Noir, 2016

$249.00
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Professional Reviews

Burghound

BH 93
"This is the first wine to display any appreciable reduction and even here it's sufficiently subtle that it does not completely overshadow the otherwise layered red berry fruit and floral scents; it should not be an issue going forward as my sense is that it will dissipate with a few years of bottle age. Otherwise there is good freshness and richness to the delicious and highly seductive medium-bodied flavors that possess good verve on the moderately firm and lengthy finish. This notably complex effort could also actually be enjoyed young but has the stuffing to successfully reward up to a decade of keeping."

Antonio Galloni

AG 96
"The 2016 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard Hillside is another exceptionally beautiful wine from Rhys. The Hillside is built on textural resonance and breadth, with the fruit very nicely amped up. Pliant and vivid in the glass, the Horseshoe Hillside has a very bright future. Interestingly, the two Horseshoe Pinots have more in common stylistically than the two Alpine Pinots." -Vinous

Robert Parker

RP 97
"The 2016 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Hillside Vineyard is also exceptional, and if anything, even more youthfully coiled and reserved than the Alpine Hillside bottling, wafting from the glass with complex aromas of peony, raw cocoa, sweet wild berries and grilled meat, complemented by ineffably savory, umami-like bass notes. When I speculated that it was showing some very subtle reduction, Harvey and Brinkman suggested—persuasively—those savory qualities simply represented an amplification of the aromatic signatures found in the regular Horseshoe bottling. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with incredible concentration and purity, concluding with a focused and stony finish. Again, 5 or 6 years of cellaring will be required here, and a decade will be recommended." -William Kelley

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