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2016 Rhys Swan Terrace Pinot Noir

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March 17, 2024 - $140



97The Wine Advocate

…extravagant bouquet of wild plums, chocolate, licorice, rich soil, potpourri and spice...full-bodied, layered and expansive, with a velvety, even and plush attack, amazing mid-palate depth and dimension, stunning intensity and concentration and a long, perfumed and stony finish.

97Jeb Dunnuck

…beautifully complex, nuanced style in its red and black fruits, forest floor, tapenade, and violet-tinged aromas and flavors. With subtle oak, a rich, layered texture, and medium to full body…brilliant wine…

96Vinous / IWC

Soaring aromatics and finely sculpted fruit…the 100% whole clusters are very nicely integrated…a wine of regal sophistication and elegance.


United States, California, Santa Cruz Mountains

Santa Cruz Mountains AVA includes high elevation territory in the counties of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo. The AVA follows the coast line from San Francisco to Monterey with elevations from 400 feet to 3,000 feet above sea level. There are 1,500 vineyard acres and the AVA was established in 1981. Despite the challenging terrain in these rugged mountains and hills, highly esteemed wineries have been located here since the early 20th century, when Paul Masson, a Frenchman by birth, started making sparkling wine in the area. By the 1970s vineyards were growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Numerous microclimates within the AVA offer viticulturists diverse growing conditions, and many varietals are grown successfully.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.