"Rhys Vineyards aspires to make great wines from unique and expressive vineyards. In this pursuit, they select five different sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. They believe that unique vineyard expression is the key to truly great wine, and they use the following practices in adhering to these values:

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 them to produce ageworthy wines that emphasize vineyard expression, balance, fresh fruit, and concentration.

They manage their vineyards using a philosophy based on Organic and Biodynamic farming. Their goal is to foster biodiversity and treat the vineyard as a self-sustaining living organism. This biodiversity provides the vineyards with a balanced, natural immune system allowing them to minimize outside input to the vineyard and avoid non-Organic chemical applications. Most importantly, this natural environment enhances their grapevines' ability to express the unique geology of their sites."

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Rhys 'Horseshoe Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2016
99  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 99 "One of the highlights in this report is unquestionably the 2016 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard Hillside, which is in the running for one of the greatest Pinot Noirs I’ve ever tasted from California. A thrilling bouquet of blackcurrants, crushed rocks, chocolate, and Asian spices all

Rhys 'Horseshoe Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2013
96  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 96 "An absolute triumph from Rhys, the 2013 Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard is all about translucence and a total sense of weightlessness. The flavors are lifted and precise throughout in an utterly captivating Pinot that captures the essence of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Hints of rose