Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.228 ratings
9.28 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
Brian Szluk

So young and so good! Amazing acidity and medium tannins. Cherry, under brush, raspberry, red apple skin, cranberry, old strawberry, mushrooms. If you have not had Rhys go get it!

So young and so good! Amazing acidity and medium tannins. Cherry, under brush, raspberry, red apple skin, cranberry, old strawberry, mushrooms. If you have not had Rhys go get it!

Apr 17th, 2020
Scott Wren

Beautifully pure red fruit with some spicy herbal notes.

Beautifully pure red fruit with some spicy herbal notes.

Nov 24th, 2017
Eric Manago

Juicy black cherry and soft tannin. Medium acid and great balance.

Juicy black cherry and soft tannin. Medium acid and great balance.

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2018
Aravind A

Pop and pour. About 3.5 yrs since my last btl. Once again, fantastic aromatics. On the nose: clove, soft cinnamon, pomegranate, brambles, soft blackberry..so compelling. On the palate: density has definitely picked up.from what I remember; some grapeseed, dark blackberry, bitter wood, and transitioning seamlessly to a slightly tannic finish. I'm still not entirely happy with the showing on the mid-palate, but the aromatics are compelling enough to make me almost not care. Paired with cauliflower steaks with nutritional yeasts and liquid aminos (yes, very vegan), and an assortment of other roast vegetables, prepared in different ways. An excellent pairing (ironically, bc of the bitterness on the palate with which I was less than enamored).

Pop and pour. About 3.5 yrs since my last btl. Once again, fantastic aromatics. On the nose: clove, soft cinnamon, pomegranate, brambles, soft blackberry..so compelling. On the palate: density has definitely picked up.from what I remember; some grapeseed, dark blackberry, bitter wood, and transitioning seamlessly to a slightly tannic finish. I'm still not entirely happy with the showing on the mid-palate, but the aromatics are compelling enough to make me almost not care. Paired with cauliflower steaks with nutritional yeasts and liquid aminos (yes, very vegan), and an assortment of other roast vegetables, prepared in different ways. An excellent pairing (ironically, bc of the bitterness on the palate with which I was less than enamored).

Feb 18th, 2021
Mike Evans

From 375 ml - Tangy red cherry with a little spice, joined by hints of orange peel with air, it starts out tight but really expands with air to show impressive depth well-delineated by acidity. On the second night it showed even more integration and complexity. It’s terrific now but still young, I can’t wait to see what more age brings.

From 375 ml - Tangy red cherry with a little spice, joined by hints of orange peel with air, it starts out tight but really expands with air to show impressive depth well-delineated by acidity. On the second night it showed even more integration and complexity. It’s terrific now but still young, I can’t wait to see what more age brings.

Feb 11th, 2021
Aaron Rankin

Elegant Dr. Pepper. Overall this is a medium-rich Cali Pinot that has tension and energy to balance its fullness. It’s still tightly wound and I found it loosened some with air.

Elegant Dr. Pepper. Overall this is a medium-rich Cali Pinot that has tension and energy to balance its fullness. It’s still tightly wound and I found it loosened some with air.

Nov 29th, 2020
Mark Rosse

From 500ml

From 500ml

Apr 6th, 2019
Zimran Ahmed

Anise cloves and red berries on the nose. Medium to full body. Herbal attack, bright sour plum mid, long finish with some bitterness.

Anise cloves and red berries on the nose. Medium to full body. Herbal attack, bright sour plum mid, long finish with some bitterness.

Mar 18th, 2019
Robert McNally

Excellent

Excellent

Sep 29th, 2018
Robert Rothfield

Needs a lot more time....try again in a year.
Addendum.....2 days later I revisited the remaining 2/3 bottle and the wine was singing! Upgrade from 8.6

Needs a lot more time....try again in a year.
Addendum.....2 days later I revisited the remaining 2/3 bottle and the wine was singing! Upgrade from 8.6

Nov 17th, 2017