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Rhys Vineyards




Anderson Valley

Grape Variety:

Pinot Noir

Porcupine Hill, Pinot Noir, 2016

12x75cl £1,100.00

6 cases Equiv. £91.67 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Porcupine Hill represents a specific high performing block from the Rhys Bearwallow vineyard up in the Anderson Valley. There is essentially no new wood on this cuvee, and just 8-10% whole cluster fermentation. The spice and earth notes combine with dark berry and wild flowers and this deep, resonant Pinot Noir. There is a concentration here, though not at the sacrifice of deftness as polished dark earth notes mingle with sweet black berries. The finish betrays that Bearwallow sting that the vineyard is known for, this fascinating textural peacocks tail that gives a piquantly mineral shape to the finish.

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