US-RHY-42-18

Pinot Noir 'Alpine Vineyard', Rhys Vineyards

Pinot Noir 'Alpine Vineyard', Rhys Vineyards

– All estate fruit from the Alpine Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
– 11 acres planted, mostly 6’x4′, all with our own massale selection of heirloom and suitcase vine material
– Elevation 1230-1400ft
– Aspect: Primarily Southwest
– Slope: 20-40%
– Soil: Purisima Formation – 12”-24” topsoil over soft shale
– Alc 12.8%
– Cooperage – 50% new oak(Francois Freres custom barrels, 4 yr seasoning, med to med+ toast)
– 30% whole cluster
– 47 barrels(225L) produced

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
95+
Date:
2021-09-01