A pleasant surprise. One of the better CA Syrahs I’ve had. Everything is really in balance. Lots of intense red fruit, game, smoke complexity in a very elegant and long finish. Would definitely buy this again. — 25 days ago
This hides its 15.5 very well. Nose has blackberry fruit and cracked black peppercorn in equal measure. In the mouth it’s expansive, with excellent concentration and a rich texture that hides the soft tannin very well. Long, pure finish. Nicely done. — 21 days ago
Heavenly dark fruit aromas, nearly opaque purple, dark fruit with medium tannins and some residual sugar — 7 days ago
Deliciously crisp almost like a natural cider. — 6 days ago
First pass at an aged Rhys. Fun. Some barnyard going on here. Not fruit forward. Not a Syrah disguised as a Pinot Noir. — 3 days ago
Raspeberry, Sequoia, Santa Cruz Mtn soil.
Carbonic maceration, destmmed after 10 days, fermented on-skins for some time more, pressed to mouthfeel, native ferment, unfined, unfiltered, 13% abv. Slightly cloudy without notable sediment.
I really appreciate this wine, while my friend is bonkers for this wine. Easily approachable, easy drinking & pair-able, does not seek to destroy (thank you!)
Very pleasant, fruity, great on its own or with food. Great without decant (notes potent for me though), I enjoyed more with 1 hour decant. Enjoy now. — 6 days ago
The 2019 Chardonnay Trout Gulch is fabulous. Palpable energy and tension drive a core of crushed rocks, lemon confit, mint and white flowers. Intensely saline, tense notes really bristle in this magnificent Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay. The 2019 is naturally very young, but it is stellar. Dried flowers, sage, mint and dried herbs linger. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)
— 19 hours ago