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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 122638)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 Burghound.com rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

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About Rhys Vineyards:

The folks at Rhys Vineyards aspire to make great wines from unique and expressive vineyards. This pursuit has lead them to select five different sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Their overriding belief that unique vineyard expression is the key to truly great wine leads them to an approach that includes: 1. A relentless, spare-no-expense, focus on producing the best possible fruit in the vineyard; 2. Carefully selected cool weather sites that offer interesting and expressive soil character; 3. Natural winemaking with minimal intervention.

These core tenets help produce ageworthy wines that emphasize vineyard expression, balance, fresh fruit, and concentration.