Great - not too sweet. Great for dinner. — a month ago
More sweet reisling — 6 months ago
There are a lot of California wineries out there that are valuable to the man at the top mostly as a way to impress their friends. There are not many that are primarily a way to satisfy the founder’s hopeless geekery for wine, soil, weather, and getting his hands dirty. 🍇🌞💨⛏
Kevin Harvey made his money in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur and investor. But his journey to winemaking didn’t begin with a business transaction, but by planting vines in his backyard and vinifying it himself in his garage. He had the itch: he had to get real with it.
Harvey has spent most of the past 20 years developing brand new vineyard sites - often targeting old Christmas tree farms! He is deeply involved with research, planning, getting soil and grape analytics, setting up weather stations, and viticulture - though, with the fruits of his labor (pun intended) being of such remarkable potential, it is perhaps wise to turn the cellar work over to veteran winemaker Jeff Brinkman to realize it.
The result of Harvey’s outstanding grape material and Brinkman’s capable hands in undeniable. In a world full of California winemakers trying to take their shot at Burgundy, Rhys has accomplished what so often gets lost in the pursuit of style: an honest and clear communication from the vines. That’s the true Burgundian spirit.
Harvey has said their goal is to get you “staring into a glass of vineyard”. This Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir, facing west toward the Pacific taking in a daily blanket of foggy marine layer, can only come from one place. In what seems like the blink of an eye, Rhys has become one of the most celebrated wines in America, with good reason. 🇺🇸🍷 — 4 months ago
Really enjoyed the flavor of honeysuckle — 8 months ago
Dry lemon that lingers. Sour candy feeling (without the sweet) that burns the tastebuds after a while. Acidic af. In other words, I love it. — 3 months ago
Got from Publix on sale. Really like it. — 5 months ago
Light crisp not overly sweet — 5 months ago
2017 is lean, laser-focused and crunchy as a basket of fresh cranberries. Monster acidity and very taught mineral backbone. Brighter and fresher than the 2016 with comparatively subtle florality. This is an excellent match with a broad range of Pacific Rim foods. — 7 months ago