Horseshoe Vineyard, Pinot Noir
Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard, Pinot Noir,

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Rhys Vineyards, Horseshoe Vineyard, Pinot Noir, 2018

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Rhys Vineyards, Horseshoe Vineyard, Pinot Noir, 2018

Here complex Asian plum, exotic spice and sweet wild flower notes mingle with fresh black tea, autumn raspberry and rose to produces an arresting, multifaceted nose. On the palate, sweet, gliding tannins combine with exotic red fruits, fine stones, an exceptional sense of balance and overall harmony. With a wonderful flourish this leaves the palate refreshed and longing for more as bright rosehip, fine oolong tea, sweet plum notes light up the finish. 100% destemmed. This is gorgeous Pinot in anyone's book.

ABV:
13.5%
97/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The 2018 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard is dense and brooding. Black cherry, licorice, spice, leather, herbs and mineral accents shape this ample, beautifully resonant Pinot Noir. Diatomaceous Monterey soils estimated to be 11-15 million years old yield a Pinot of notable breadth, texture and complexity.
Date Reviewed:
09/2020

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country:
USA
region:
California
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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
Rhys Vineyards

Rhys Vineyards

Kevin Harvey’s Rhys Vineyards has built up a near cult like following in just a decade of releases. His bottlings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from both the Santa Cruz Mountains and now also the Anderson Valley in Mendocino are rightly seen as amongst the very top echelon of wines produced anywhere in the United States.

Everything about these wines speaks of attention to detail and a deep commitment to making great wine. From purchasing uncoopered staves of the finest French oak a full four years prior to cooperage, to the vast underground purpose built winemaking cellar, no detail is left to chance. In the often steep vineyards, vine density is extremely high and as a result farming is entirely manual and very labour intensive. In the winery, vinification is carried out at a micro-level in tiny 4ft square vats: fermentations are native and everything is gravity-fed without pumping, fining or filtration. In essence, the wines are given kid gloves treatment, and then aged in almost neutral French barrels, so better to promote the site specific characters of the vineyards in the portfolio.

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