Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.149 ratings
9.012 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
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
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.1

Ruby color. Aromas of sweet black bramble fruits are tinged with something earthy like iron, green like thyme, and spicy and sweet like a pomander. The palate is sweet, too, with baking spices and red cherry fruits. The wine is lovely and very forward, very ripe and abundant, but it's simple, too, almost plain. 13.3% abv | $69

Ruby color. Aromas of sweet black bramble fruits are tinged with something earthy like iron, green like thyme, and spicy and sweet like a pomander. The palate is sweet, too, with baking spices and red cherry fruits. The wine is lovely and very forward, very ripe and abundant, but it's simple, too, almost plain. 13.3% abv | $69

May 27th, 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
Josh Trowbridge

Still youthful, pronounced raspberry, dark earth, balanced acidity. Happy B-Day to my Bride....

Still youthful, pronounced raspberry, dark earth, balanced acidity. Happy B-Day to my Bride....

Jun 3rd, 2019
Jon Fine

Really lovely, classic lines, friendly as all get out, good with food. Is everyone happy? Yes, they are!

Really lovely, classic lines, friendly as all get out, good with food. Is everyone happy? Yes, they are!

Jun 30th, 2016
Steve Anderson

And one last #LambFest wine. Also showing very well tonight.

And one last #LambFest wine. Also showing very well tonight.

May 30th, 2016