Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.237 ratings
9.26 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
Joshua Blissett

Bright cherry, Asian spice, orange rind, and granite minerality. Firm tannins and plenty of acid will allow this one to develop for years!

Bright cherry, Asian spice, orange rind, and granite minerality. Firm tannins and plenty of acid will allow this one to develop for years!

Jun 1st, 2016
Sara Thomas

Liked this a lot. Nice balance of acidity, fruit, tannins.

Liked this a lot. Nice balance of acidity, fruit, tannins.

Apr 2nd, 2016
Claire Hill

Spicy, earthy, exact. Can't wait to work harvest here!

Spicy, earthy, exact. Can't wait to work harvest here!

Apr 29th, 2015
Bryan Kesting

I’m a little tardy posting Fathers Day wines. We enjoyed all of these.

Beautiful wine. This will go the distance.

I’m a little tardy posting Fathers Day wines. We enjoyed all of these.

Beautiful wine. This will go the distance.

Jun 26th, 2020
Robert Rothfield

Took several hours to open up but when it did it was exceptional

Took several hours to open up but when it did it was exceptional

Jun 4th, 2020
Diane Kessler

Impeccable balance. Red fruit, earth, long finish.

Impeccable balance. Red fruit, earth, long finish.

Nov 4th, 2019
Grant Simpson

Definitely delicious very soft and floral. Would prefer just a touch more structure.

Definitely delicious very soft and floral. Would prefer just a touch more structure.

Jul 28th, 2019
Manny Abascal

Strawberry preserves, cherry, mineral, Asian spice, high acidity. Young, jammy, definitely needs more time. 375 ml. Update - my wife had wine on second night and said it was much better, jammy notes faded, became medium body, mineral, balanced and elegant. I wasn’t able to corroborate because she finished bottle - but I still love her.

Strawberry preserves, cherry, mineral, Asian spice, high acidity. Young, jammy, definitely needs more time. 375 ml. Update - my wife had wine on second night and said it was much better, jammy notes faded, became medium body, mineral, balanced and elegant. I wasn’t able to corroborate because she finished bottle - but I still love her.

Feb 18th, 2019
Doctor No

Drinking really well for a young Pinot right now. Dark cherry with slightly plummy/candied notes, high tones of orange peel and spice but not overwhelmingly so. Middleweight with firm tannins and bright and literally mouthwatering acidity. Hits every check box today. I remain really curious to see where these can and will go. From 375mL

Drinking really well for a young Pinot right now. Dark cherry with slightly plummy/candied notes, high tones of orange peel and spice but not overwhelmingly so. Middleweight with firm tannins and bright and literally mouthwatering acidity. Hits every check box today. I remain really curious to see where these can and will go. From 375mL

Jan 22nd, 2019
Chris Wheaton

Kicked off a bit volatile but calmed down pretty quick. Red, earthy, meaty nose. In the mouth a real spine of acidity with a bit of the balsamic/VA there as well. Not at all the typical CA pinot flavor profile which makes this wine very interesting.

Kicked off a bit volatile but calmed down pretty quick. Red, earthy, meaty nose. In the mouth a real spine of acidity with a bit of the balsamic/VA there as well. Not at all the typical CA pinot flavor profile which makes this wine very interesting.

Sep 23rd, 2018