Red

2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 125

  • gesusser Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 17, 2019 - One hour decant and this nice Pinot was excellent with pecan encrusted rainbow trout and green beans almondine...smooth easy drinker.in its drinking window

  • BHP1994 wrote: 94 points

    April 14, 2019 - Gotta give it to CT reviewer Seth Rosenberg on this. Great tasting note and spot on to my palate. Drinking very well. Loved this.

    1 person found this helpful
  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    March 28, 2019 - There is a light at the end of the Rhys Pinot development tunnel. This still shows healthy red fruit, but it also has loamy earth, leafy underbrush and crushed herbs. The tannins are still apparent, but there is sufficient fruit to balance. This is on a great path for drinking any time over the next several years.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Trophy Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 16, 2019 - Pretty epic first glass. Poured through coravin, the aromas and taste can't be any farther apart, and both are evolving rapidly. Big wine glossy mouthfeel, no signs of fatigue. Best Rhys I've had to date so far.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Cote d'Or Likes this wine:

    February 18, 2019 - PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs and day 3
    -med dark red, minimal edge clearing
    -fragrant cherry rhubarb pinot fruit and some sweet sawdust; more expressive with barrel spice on day 3
    -med acidity, med weight excellent depth fading sweet earthy New World rhubarb pinot fruit, med/med- tannins and minimal discernible oak; more open-knit red/rhubarb fruit and spice on day 3
    -this is continuing to age gracefully with the expected evolution of fainter fruit and more integrated oak though it hasn't picked up much for overt mature elements either, drinking well now though this is still on the upside

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Gary Walsh
    3/15/2013 (link)

    (Rhys ‘Horseshoe Vineyard’ Pinot Noir) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2011, Issue #44 (link)

    (Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir - Horseshoe Vineyard Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

    (Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Recently Tasted California Wines The Search for Traditionalists Turns Up A Crowd

    (Rhys Vineyards “Horseshoe Ranch” Pinot Noir (Santa Cruz Mountains)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

    (Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard) Barrel sample - very dark purple red violet color; tight, coiled, intense, black raspberry, pepper, green pepper nose; intense, tight, powerful, ripe and tart black cherry, black raspberry, pepper palate, somewhat reminiscent of a Corton in its power and intensity; long finish 93-95 pts.(100% whole cluster; 13.3% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Horseshoe Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 36 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,471 (61%)
  • Consumed 916 (38%)

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