2013 Rhys Alpine Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

12.8% alc., $79. Rhys selection plus heritage clones from 11 acres located at an elevation of 1230 to 1400 feet. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of dark red fruits, rose petal, and stem stream from the glass, becoming more expressive the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. The light to mid weight array of red and purple fruits accented with spice and herb notes is quite approachable. Bright, fresh and charming, with modest tannins and a lively cut of acidity in the background. Score: 91-92. Reviewed December 12, 2015

Winery: Rhys Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay