2011 Rhys Vineyards Alpine Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

0% whole cluster. · Darker fruits with exotic spices and camphor are featured on the nose. Not as showy as the Horseshoe, with more modest fruit expression at this stage. Flavors of dark plum, Hoison, and blackberries with a smoky undertone. The wine is sporting muscular tannins that need time to soften and integrate. Very dry, well-defined finish. Very good. Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Rhys Vineyards
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