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Rhys Vineyards




Anderson Valley

Grape Variety:

Pinot Noir

Swan Terrace, Pinot Noir, 2017

Tasting Note:

Floral and finely etched bittersweet fruit, rosehip, autumn raspberry and wild herbs, complex and sophisticated aromas that have shades of Vosne about them, albeit with a savory, floral top note that is all about this tiny section of the Alpine vineyard. Fermented with 100% whole clusters it possesses great tension and grip, the tannins finer but also more present than the Horseshoe. Saline and mineral, with fabulous inner energy driving it along, chiselled minerality and notes of blood orange zest on the finish. Supremely refined and transparent this is less showy than Horseshoe, but no less intense or impressive. A bottle watched over several hours was constantly in motion...

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