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2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
2009 Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir
Horseshoe produced another fantastic Pinot Noir in 2009, showcasing the hallmark floral notes, flinty minerality and tensile strength we’ve come to expect from the vineyard. The nose showcases the crushed violets, rose petal, spice and wet stone aromas that are typical of the site, with subtle dark fruits in the background. The palate echoes the nose, with sappy black cherry and blackberry fruit pierced with flinty minerality and lifted floral notes. Horseshoe is a study in contrasts, as it is one of our most structured pinots, with arguably the most weightless and elegant mouthfeel of the entire lineup. Although the Horseshoe Pinot will drink well with several hours of air, it needs a few years in bottle to really show its character, and it should continue to improve for at least a decade.
"The 2009 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard is the most virile wine in this lineup. Black cherries, mint, iron and crushed rocks come together in this dramatic, generous Pinot. The fleshiness of the fruit nearly covers the tannins, but they are lurking beneath the wine’s considerable fleshiness. Menthol, pine and a host of other dark, balsamic notes wrap around the insistent, powerful finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Inspired by a love for Burgundy, proprietor Kevin Harvey has set his sights on making top-flight Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Pinots in particular are exceptional for their sheer personality, but I also think the wines could also prove to be some of the most long-lived Pinots from California because of their minerality and structure. I tasted a wide range of wines with Harvey and winemaker Jeff Brinkman, including a number of older Pinots going back to 2006. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) none of those older wines appears close to being ready to drink! The Rhys team is obsessed with their vineyards. Everything else is fairly straightforward. The Chardonnays are vinified using ambient yeasts. The wines are not racked until they are prepared for bottling, which is done with no fining or filtration. The Pinots are made in a similarly minimalist fashion, with a high percentage of stems (50-100%) and little manipulation in the cellar. Harvey describes 2009 as a cooler vintage overall than 2008." (Wine Advocate #196 Aug 2011 Antonio Galloni Drink: 2014 - 2024
インターナショナルワインセラー(Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar) 94pts:
"Vivid ruby. Captivating, exotic aromas of red and dark berries, cherry skin, smoky Moroccan spices and incense, with a sexy floral quality that gains power with air. Impressively pure, incisive raspberry and cherry flavors show emphatic spiciness and a suave rose pastille quality. Silky tannins add shape to the very long, bracing finish. This wine is awfully delicious right now but really deserves a few more years in the cellar." (Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (May/June 2011))
Allen Meadows, Burghound.com 94ポイント
"(from Santa Cruz Mountains fruit; 13.3%). A highly expressive and more immediate nose of spice, floral elements and a ripe combination of plum, red currant and blueberry fruit aromas merges seamlessly with rich, generous and supple medium weight plus flavors that possess lovely detail and precision on the superbly deep and remarkably long finish. The firm tannins are well-integrated and this should age well yet because of the abundance of dry extract, actually be approachable young, at least with an hour or so of air. In short, this is a knockout. " 94/2016+
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