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Rhys Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noirs – Rock Stars
13 May 2021

For Kevin Harvey, bedrock is beautiful. Following his intuition that the greatest vineyards in Burgundy all conform to an ideal topsoil/bedrock ratio, Kevin’s hunt for vineyard locations in the Santa Cruz mountains has been focused on sites that force his vines’ roots deep into the mother rock. With the San Andreas fault literally on (or under) their doorstep, the variety of soils in this part of the world is startling – a geologist’s dream. When you combine this diversity with altitude, the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean and low summer rainfall it’s easy to appreciate why this is such an interesting region for making Pinot Noirs of terroir.

From the moment of planting - almost all the Rhys vineyards were designed and planted themselves - the single vineyard cuvees have been very carefully considered. Utilising highly selective clone and rootstock material, planting to very high density and selecting blocks based on a close and careful reading of the underlying vineyard geology, the very DNA of these Rhys wines designed to speak of place. They are grown to highlight those descriptors that are hardest to pin down; the non-fruit, the mineral, the savoury, the emotive, as much as the irresistible beauty of luminous and supple Pinot Noir’s fruity/floral character. They sashay and slide across the palate, gently intense and full of quiet complexity.

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