2017 Rhys Vineyards "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (750ml)

2017 Rhys Vineyards "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (750ml)

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96 points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard is another wine that shows the more savory, complex style of the vintage beautifully. Classic notes of sous bois, decayed flowers, incense, and sweet cherry and raspberry fruit notes all emerge from the glass, and this beauty is seamless on the palate, with no hard edges, flawless balance, and a great finish. With terrific tannin quality as well as length, this brilliant Pinot Noir can be enjoyed today or cellared for 10-15 years. (Drink between 2019-2034) (10/2019)
94 points John Gilman
The 2017 Alpine Vineyard bottling of pinot noir from Kevin Harvey, Jeff Brinkman and their team at Rhys is flat out gorgeous in this vintage. The bouquet is already hitting on all cylinders, wafting from the glass in a complex and elegant blend of black cherries, black plums, dark chocolate, complex soil tones, a touch of pigeon, lovely spice tones, a dollop of new wood and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is very pure, refined and full-bodied, with lovely sappiness down at the core, excellent mineral drive, blossoming complexity, fine-grained tannins and a long, vibrant and very classy finish. This is a great pinot noir in the making. (Drink between 2024-2060) (7/2019)

92 points Wine Advocate
The 2017 Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard is pale to medium ruby-purple and scented of woodsmoke, dried herbs, moss-covered bark, peppered meats, black cherries and blackberries with potpourri, nutmeg and blue fruit hints. The palate is light to medium-bodied with a silky texture and earthy fruits, supported with finely grained tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long and spicy.(2/2020) EB
92 points Vinous
The 2017 Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard is soft, open-knit and absolutely delicious. Crushed flowers, mint, blood orange, crushed red berries, chalk and white pepper are all very nicely lifted. The 2017 is airy and gracious, with lovely aromatic lift and tons of personality. The 2017 is especially suave. It is another pretty wine, very much in the lighter style of the year. (Drink between 2020-2032) AG