April 2012 Rhys Visit--Taste The 2010s (Rhys Estate (At The Winery)): Listed alc 13.5% and 25% new wood. Color here is slightly darker than the 2010s (no surprise) and also the 2008 Alpine, which was also tasted alongside. This 2007 has an intense core of flavor, with excellent depth. Yellow apple, lemon and a long finish. Vibrant acidity with a rounder texture and fresh lime oil.
Santa Cruz Mountains Day 2 (Rhys, Big Basin, Plumed Horse): Tasted non blind at the winery with Jeff. This is an unreleased wine and was PnP'd. Light citrus nose with elements of musk. The palate has more of the same with some fine, powdery barrel toast. The finish was very enjoyable with hints of tart fruit and caramel. Very enjoyable. I would write drink now but I don't imagine that anyone has any of these but if you do, it is in a very good place.
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