2014 Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
95 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. "A wine I think is the best vintage to date, the sensational 2014 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard comes from one of the top sites in all of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Incredibly complex, with layers of sweet black cherries, black raspberries, barnyard, wild herbs and spice, it has medium to full-bodied richness, a pure, impeccably balanced texture and a great finish. Drink this gorgeous Pinot Noir anytime over the coming 10-15 years." - Jeb Dunnuck
95 Points, Vinous. "The 2014 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard is one of the most subtle wines in the lineup. Black cherry, plum, mint, hard candy and sweet spices, along with ripe, silky tannins, give the wine its sense of creaminess and textural finesse. Super-expressive aromatics and layered, plush fruit add to the wine's considerable appeal." - Antonio Galloni
Rhys has been extremely successful in making expressive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from cool climate vineyards located in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Anderson Valley. Their belief that the vineyard makes the wine, not the winery leads to 'spare no expense' viticulture and minimal intervention in the wine making process. Rhys has been consistently making amazing wines and is positioned to keep improving on their success. The wines are highly collectible and the Pinot Noirs will benefit greatly from cellaring.
750mL. Alc. by Vol. 12.7%