2012 Rhys Vineyards Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 1x750ml


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SKU: hub-VS10222560-1-DP-10897923 Categories: ,
Rating: Robert Parker 93Vinous 94+

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Robert Parker 93

Coming from a site close to where the Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir comes from, the 2012 Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard is more structured in 2012, with beautiful balance and focus in its whole cluster-influenced bouquet of Asian spices, smoked earth, black cherry and big mineral-like characteristics. Firm, tight, edgy and backwards, with good acidity and a medium to full-bodied, structured palate, this smoking Pinot Noir needs short-term cellaring, but will be long-lived. [Jeb Dunnuck, 02/04/2015]

Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028

Vinous 94+

The 2012 Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard is one of the more reticent, backward wines in the range today. Firm tannins provide the underlying framework for an impeccable, pure Pinot long on crystalline energy and intensity. The flavors really pulsate here, while expressive floral and savory overtones add an attractive upper register. This is a rare 2012 that is going to need at least a few years in bottle to show at its best. The Alpine was done with 50% whole clusters. [Antonio Galloni, 07/01/2014]

Anticipated maturity: 2016-2024


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