This is rocking right off the bat....definite pop n pour Nose is so expressive with incense, red flowers, bright red fruit, pickle juice, and subtle citrus notes Palate is velvety...really nice texture and balance. Great acid profile. Fruit is ripe but balanced with red flowers, minerals, incense, nutmeg, citrus peel and stemmy notes. Finish is medium+ Great wine
#4 of 6. Ripe, accessible, tarry, almost varnishy, young Barolo-like nose right out of the gate, this is succulent, forward, detailed and delicious. Ripe for sure, with hints of stem inclusion easily balanced by the gobs of dry extract. Notes of cola and spice intermingle with the big, juicy, but still focused, ripe black cherry compote. Yum. Can't wait for the single vineyard designates! (But I am...) This bottle good for another 3-6 years.
First experience with this producer, had to see what the fuss is all about. Notes of licorice, Herbs, Tobacco, and rasberries. Def has a lot of stem inclusion aromatics.. Smells like a southern rhone grenache. Love that. Has a short tight dry finish but is probably due to its young age. This is the type of pinot i strive to make myself, glad to have finally tasted it. :) and at only $35 a bottle!
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(Rhys Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains) Barrel sample - dark purple red violet color; big, tart black fruit, tar, menthol, smoke, deep nose; tight, tasty, smoke, charcoal, berry, green herb, green peppercorn palate; medium-plus finish 91-92+ pts. (100% whole cluster; 13.3% alcohol; fruit from Horseshoe and Alpine Vineyards)
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