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Rhys Vineyards, 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains


Rhys Vineyards, 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains


Rhys Vineyards, 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains
Rhys Vineyards

20% Alpine Vineyard, 80% Horseshoe Vineyard

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, 40% new;
- 10% whole cluster;
- 11 barrels(225L) produced;
- No additions of acid, water, tannins, yeasts or anything else but a little sulfur;
- The wine is never pumped, fined, or filtered.

Producer Page: Rhys Vineyards