2016 Sunny Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir:
The 2016 REX HILL Sunny Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir opens with dark fruit aromas, blackberry, dark cherry, ripe blueberry, and reserved fruit overtones like prunes, olives, pomegranate and kumquats. An earthy undercurrent of mineral and savory notes, bay leaf, tarragon, loamy soil, and iron, round out the complexity of the nose. The palate is dense, structured and contemplative. Oak is present but integrated, pointing to a great longevity for aging potential and giving the palate a rich and velvety mouthfeel, while playing up the acidity and tannin. Well-structured, with a long finish. Drink now through 2030.
2016 Alloro Vineyard Pinot Noir
The 2016 REX HILL Alloro Vineyard Pinot Noir is a delicious example of the best the 2016 vintage has to offer. Deep aromatics of very ripe raspberry, black cherry, blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry and plum mingle with Darjeeling tea, sandalwood, mushroom and stony/iron notes. Firm acidity supports succulent, savory highlights on the palate from fresh-cut herbs like thyme and rosemary, juicy fruits, floral flavors like gardenia and rose petal to crushed rock, Brazil nut, and even soy. The acidity is well-integrated, the tannins velvety and restrained. Serious, yet imminently quaffable, this is at once a complex wine and a crowd pleaser.
2016 Sims Vineyard Pinot Noir
The 2016 REX HILL Sims Vineyard Pinot Noir has dark, intense fruit aromas. Cranberry, raspberry, confectionary violet pastilles, roasted beets, cassis, coffee nib, tobacco, rhubarb, rose-hips, milk chocolate and bright red & black cherries all proclaim their presence in the nose. A classic Dundee Hills wine, with moderate tannins and bold, juicy acidity, this wine is vivid on the nose and the palate. This is a wine with a great deal of aging potential; it promises to blossom and open up over the course of 10+ years or more.
2016 La Colina Vineyard Pinot Noir
The 2016 REX HILL La Colina Vineyard Pinot Noir opens with a burst of red and black fruit aromas: strawberry, Bing cherry, red plum, raspberry, blackberry and black current. Earthy notes, chocolate, tobacco and hints of oak, vanilla, spice and cedar, all follow. The wine is taut and fresh, at once rich and yet vibrant, with moderate chalky tannins, bright acidity and a lovely, lingering finish. Drink now through 2028.