Rhys Vineyards: Staking Our Terroir in the Santa Cruz Mountains (February 25, 2009)

by Rusty Gaffney, PrinceofPinot.com

When I tasted the lineup of Rhys Vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from the 2007 vintage, I was left rather speechless. The wines were stunning and all distinctive. They were balanced and harmonious and spoke of a unique place unencumbered by excessive alcohol, oak, and overripe or over-extracted fruit. They were simply some of the most remarkable New World Pinot Noirs I had ever experienced.