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2007 Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard Syrah

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Latest Sale Price

September 25, 2022 - $52

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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

...exhibits beautiful aromas of acacia flowers, forest floor, red and black fruits, and hints of charcoal as well as camphor. Fresh acids, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a seductive, lush finish. 150 cases made.

93Vinous / IWC

..intensely aromatic nose of blackberry, cherry, violet and licorice, with a smoky overtone. Lush, expansive and sweet, with a palate dominated by black fruits, spices and smoke. Finishes with velvety tannins and superb lingering sweetness.

REGION

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.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.