Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.257 ratings
9.116 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
Conrad Green

Rich cherry fruit and plasticine. Slightly candied fruit. A touch of cola and intense and long.

Rich cherry fruit and plasticine. Slightly candied fruit. A touch of cola and intense and long.

Feb 28th, 2022
Brent Clayton

Concentrated, crunchy red fruits, balanced, lots of life left.

Concentrated, crunchy red fruits, balanced, lots of life left.

Nov 21st, 2021
Eric Urbani

A tasting of nine Rhys Pinot Noirs from the 2008 & 2009 vintages. Jeff Brinkman, Rhys winemaker joined our group. The Horsehoe Vineyard in the Santa Cruz mountains is always a favorite and came in #2.

A tasting of nine Rhys Pinot Noirs from the 2008 & 2009 vintages. Jeff Brinkman, Rhys winemaker joined our group. The Horsehoe Vineyard in the Santa Cruz mountains is always a favorite and came in #2.

Aug 17th, 2021
Robert McCall

Moving on to a Rhys for our Thanksgiving lineup. Popped the cork this morning and it seems to have really helped this along today. A nose of Sandalwood, cherries, spice...so nice. Very well balanced in acid/red fruit with a little herbal note. Maybe a slight tannic frame. Glad to have several more of these cuz I think a few more years of age and look out.

Moving on to a Rhys for our Thanksgiving lineup. Popped the cork this morning and it seems to have really helped this along today. A nose of Sandalwood, cherries, spice...so nice. Very well balanced in acid/red fruit with a little herbal note. Maybe a slight tannic frame. Glad to have several more of these cuz I think a few more years of age and look out.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Robert McCall

Pleasant nose definitely enhances the experience of this one. A bit of a dark red fruited and stemmy showing. Doesn’t quite deliver on the QPR but enjoyable nonetheless.

Pleasant nose definitely enhances the experience of this one. A bit of a dark red fruited and stemmy showing. Doesn’t quite deliver on the QPR but enjoyable nonetheless.

Aug 5th, 2018
Bill Bender

White rose petal and green stems on the bouquet. Seems like this could have been whole cluster fermentation. Sweet red fruits, strawberry jam, nice pure finish. Modern style done right. This bottle, 2 bottles Sandlands, a rose' and a Dirty and Rowdy white blend all provided by fan favorite @Steve Anderson at Lamb Fest hosted by @Dan Blackwell the hobbling host with the most. Nice way to kick off summer.

White rose petal and green stems on the bouquet. Seems like this could have been whole cluster fermentation. Sweet red fruits, strawberry jam, nice pure finish. Modern style done right. This bottle, 2 bottles Sandlands, a rose' and a Dirty and Rowdy white blend all provided by fan favorite @Steve Anderson at Lamb Fest hosted by @Dan Blackwell the hobbling host with the most. Nice way to kick off summer.

May 30th, 2016
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.4

Rhys Horseshoe Pinot. Light on it's feet but complex. A beautiful expression of terroir.

Rhys Horseshoe Pinot. Light on it's feet but complex. A beautiful expression of terroir.

Oct 1st, 2015
Darin Kendrick

No Brett. Very nice bottle. Love the team at Rhys, Kevin and Jeff are doing great things. Santa Cruz Mountains deserves more Pinot attention.

No Brett. Very nice bottle. Love the team at Rhys, Kevin and Jeff are doing great things. Santa Cruz Mountains deserves more Pinot attention.

Apr 3rd, 2015
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

9.6

#rhys #pinotnoir

#rhys #pinotnoir

Sep 17th, 2014
Aaron Rankin

Posted this bottle before. All I’ll say is how well it’s aged. This isn’t going anywhere yet I can’t resist drinking it at this stage.

Posted this bottle before. All I’ll say is how well it’s aged. This isn’t going anywhere yet I can’t resist drinking it at this stage.

Sep 10th, 2022