Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.220 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

Opens up with 2-3 hrs air. Racy, deep fruit, very young still. Not much body

Opens up with 2-3 hrs air. Racy, deep fruit, very young still. Not much body

Jun 10th, 2015
Diane Kessler

This has aged beautifully. Musky, earthy, anise, layered with dark fruit.

This has aged beautifully. Musky, earthy, anise, layered with dark fruit.

Dec 21st, 2018
Steve Haro

A burgundy clone. Amazing.

A burgundy clone. Amazing.

Aug 13th, 2018
Manny Abascal

I know it is unfair to call a California wine "Burgundian," but what is special about this wine is the complex secondary aromas and flavors that are emerging now and have a ways to go. Musky, red fruit, cherries, earth, some meat, balance, silky, velvety texture and long finish. This has many years ahead of it. Big and muscular now.

I know it is unfair to call a California wine "Burgundian," but what is special about this wine is the complex secondary aromas and flavors that are emerging now and have a ways to go. Musky, red fruit, cherries, earth, some meat, balance, silky, velvety texture and long finish. This has many years ahead of it. Big and muscular now.

May 1st, 2017
Diane Kessler

Superlative

Superlative

Aug 27th, 2016
Steven Comfort

12.8% alcohol -- wonderfully high acids launch the dark cherry fruit. This wine is proof that great wines are made in every vintage.

12.8% alcohol -- wonderfully high acids launch the dark cherry fruit. This wine is proof that great wines are made in every vintage.

May 29th, 2016
Cody Short

Needs time but good potential. Give it several hours of air if you are drinking soon.

Needs time but good potential. Give it several hours of air if you are drinking soon.

Dec 21st, 2015
Scott Lancaster

Still needs time

Still needs time

Dec 3rd, 2015
Larry Halff

Byob

Byob

Aug 17th, 2013
Darin Kendrick

Darin had this 4 years ago

Darin had this 4 years ago

Oct 15th, 2016