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Jeb Dunnuck
Rhys Vineyards, 2015 Rhys Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

"Leading off the wines from Mendocino, the straight 2015 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley is terrific. Black raspberries, singed herbs, earth and sappy flower notes all emerge from this supple, textured 2015 that’s already a joy to drink. It’s certainly one of the more approachable in the lineup, yet like all the wines from this estate, it’s going to keep nicely for a decade due to its balance and classic style."
Rhys Vineyards, 2015 Rhys Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

"The 2015 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley), the second selection from Rhys's Bearwallow vineyard, is gorgeous. Sweet red cherry, hard candy, wild flowers, mint and rose petal notes are pushed forward in a pliant, supple Pinot that will drink well right out of the gate. There is so much to like here, including the wine's engaging, up-front personality. This stellar appellation-level wine overdelivers big time. Don't miss it."

Rhys Vineyards, 2015 Rhys Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

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2015 Rhys Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
Rhys Vineyards

VINEYARD: 100% estate fruit from the Bearwallow Vineyard, which sits at 600 feet in elevation and is farmed biodynamically. It is located on the "Deep End" of the Anderson Valley, off of HWY 128.

VINIFICATION: No crushing even for de-stemmed lots. One or two ton fermenters, mix of oak and steel - cold soak at 50 degrees F for five days, gradually ramp up of temp, mid-70’s F ferment temp, peaks at 85-88 degrees F - All foot trodden, twice a day down to 5 Brix and then once a day to dryness. Goes dry on skins after 10-14 days, pressed off into barrel with lees, on gross lees for 12 months - rack off lees in tank to put blends together, when blends are assembled, back to barrel, then bottled after 17-18 months total elevage.

- Ages in high quality, tightly-grained Francois Freres custom barrels, 4 yr seasoning, med to med+ toast, 11% new.
- 18 barrels(225L) produced;
- No whole cluster in this bottling;
- No additions of acid, water, tannins, yeasts or anything else but a little sulfur;
- The wine is never pumped, fined, or filtered.

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