Rhys Vineyards

Skyline Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.349 ratings
9.314 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Brian Szluk

First Skyline bottling and it lived up to the hype. Complex and beautiful and built for age.

First Skyline bottling and it lived up to the hype. Complex and beautiful and built for age.

Feb 22nd, 2020
Carlo Mondavi

Owner/Winegrower RAEN Winery, Partner Continuum

9.2

Rhys is always delicious... They continue to understand and implement well balanced whole-cluster goodness...

Rhys is always delicious... They continue to understand and implement well balanced whole-cluster goodness...

May 11th, 2015
Gianna Fugazi

Slight abrasive finish, dried figs and cranberries...hint of cooked fruits. But still a very interesting wine to try!

Slight abrasive finish, dried figs and cranberries...hint of cooked fruits. But still a very interesting wine to try!

Dec 22nd, 2014
Mike Evans

Not as lush as the 2010, but still impressive.

Not as lush as the 2010, but still impressive.

Jun 5th, 2014
Mike Evans

The most open of the Skylines at first, explosively aromatic, complex, but with tons of structure. Revelatory.

The most open of the Skylines at first, explosively aromatic, complex, but with tons of structure. Revelatory.

Jun 5th, 2014
Phil Stice

Sooo sappy. Sooo minerally. More of that basil/tomato leaf thing. Fresh.

Sooo sappy. Sooo minerally. More of that basil/tomato leaf thing. Fresh.

Jun 5th, 2014
Mike Evans

Takes the complexity to another level from the Swans, but it still needs a lot of time to show all it has.

Takes the complexity to another level from the Swans, but it still needs a lot of time to show all it has.

Jun 5th, 2014
Phil Stice

Baby LaTache

Baby LaTache

Nov 23rd, 2013
Mike Evans

Just approaching the beginning of maturity, with tremendous depth and complexity of fruit and a touch of fresh blackberry cane vegetality, it was initially a little tart on the finish but the acid integrated with air. It’s a world class example of the variety with years of development remaining.

Just approaching the beginning of maturity, with tremendous depth and complexity of fruit and a touch of fresh blackberry cane vegetality, it was initially a little tart on the finish but the acid integrated with air. It’s a world class example of the variety with years of development remaining.

Nov 26th, 2020
Mike Evans

Much tighter than the 2012 and 2014, it shows flashes of the same pedigree, with more coming out with air, but it needs more time to fulfill its potential.

Much tighter than the 2012 and 2014, it shows flashes of the same pedigree, with more coming out with air, but it needs more time to fulfill its potential.

Mar 20th, 2019