David M. Bueker wrote:2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (5/19/2013)
First bottle was badly corked. Rather than decide on something else to drink I went right back to the well.
A year and a half in the cellar has civilized this wine quite a bit. It's still very dense, but the aromatics are much more interesting (flowers, dark berries, cool earth), and on the palate it is stern but not bruising. Overall it is still a coiled spring, waiting to extend to its full length. I would wait several years (5+) before venturing to open this wine again. Excellent potential. Too bad I am impatient.