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Rhys Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Swan Terrace 2014

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96 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): Coming from a small, east-facing section of the Alpine Vineyard and very chalky soils, the 2014 Pinot Noir Swan Terrace is an impeccably balanced, complete Pinot Noir that has everything you could want from the grape. Gorgeous red and black fruits, roasted herbs, smoked earth and spice all jump from the glass of this seamless red that has polished tannin (and plenty of them), a layered, balanced profile and no shortage of length. Like all of these 2014s, it needs short-term cellaring and will have two decades of overall longevity. Drink: 2019-2034. (Oct 2016)

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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At Rhys Vineyards we aspire to make great wines from unique and expressive vineyards. This pursuit has lead us to select five different sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Our overriding belief that unique vineyard expression is the key to truly great wine leads us to an approach that includes: * A relentless, spare-no-expense, focus on producin... Read more
At Rhys Vineyards we aspire to make great wines from unique and expressive vineyards. This pursuit has lead us to select five different sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Our overriding belief that unique vineyard expression is the key to truly great wine leads us to an approach that includes: * A relentless, spare-no-expense, focus on producing the best possible fruit in the vineyard * Carefully selected cool weather sites that offer interesting and expressive soil character * Natural winemaking with minimal intervention These core tenets help us produce ageworthy wines that emphasize vineyard expression, balance, fresh fruit, and concentration. Read less

96 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): Coming from a small, east-facing section of the Alpine Vineyard and very chalky soils, the 2014 Pinot Noir Swan Terrace is an impeccably balanced, complete Pinot Noir that has everything you could want from the grape. Gorgeous red and black fruits, roasted herbs, smoked earth and spice all jump from the glass of this seamless red that has polished tannin (and plenty of them), a layered, balanced profile and no shortage of length. Like all of these 2014s, it needs short-term cellaring and will have two decades of overall longevity. Drink: 2019-2034. (Oct 2016)

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