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Rhys Vineyards




Anderson Valley

Grape Variety:

Pinot Noir

Horseshoe Vineyard, Pinot Noir, 2012

12x75cl £900.00

2 cases Equiv. £75.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Less than half a mile from Alpine, but a very different vineyard producing very different wines. With an elevation up to 1600 feet the well-draining soil here is all brittle, rust coloured Monteray shale, and the ridge between here and Alpine gives a similarly cool character, without the direct Ocean influence. There's a little extra complexity on the nose, a touch of wild meat and ironlike minerality alongside sweet red fruits, wild flower and a coiled power quality. There is a serious air to this, complex shale notes veering on the salty, savoury fruit, wild hedgerow and sweet stones. Very impressive!

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