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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

San Mateo County more

5/21/2015 - Tree512 wrote: 90 points

Very smooth and approachable, red fruit and forward

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/21/2015 - Tree512 wrote: 92 points

Very big and ripe, most structured of the 4. This will turn into something very good.

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2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/20/2015 - domco wrote: NR

Similar to last time. Great stuff.

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2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/20/2015 - Uglypinga wrote: NR

May have been an off bottle. There was a flavor there that was hard to identify but I wasn't happy with the showing. I'll have to revisit soon.

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2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/18/2015 - rosenst1 wrote: 92 points

PnP. Medium deep red. Complex nose of black fruits, spice, and forest floor. Medium full depth on the palate with spicy whole cluster nuances adding to the black/red fruit combo. Long finish which has some tannins to resolve but not obtrusive. This is drinking well but may evolve into something more seamless with a few more years. One of the better Rhys I have had. Opened after an '07 Williams-Selyem Weir proved undrinkable.

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2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

5/18/2015 - mtolerico Likes this wine: 91 points

Opened and drank after 1 hour. Creamy, strawberry, rhubarb and earth. Tannins a fairly well resolved but not gone completely. It's very good with great balance but lacks complexity. I'd drink now through the next few years.

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2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

San Mateo County more

5/18/2015 - Wine_in_HD wrote: 91 points

A bit brambly, you could definitely taste the stems that the wine was fermented with. Interesting and with good fruit flavors.

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

5/17/2015 - Tree512 wrote: 91 points

Remarkably open, loads of red fruits, decent structure, should turn into something very good indeed.

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2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/17/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 91 points

From 375 ml bottle. Lots of ripe red berry aromas and flavors with baking spice. The package comes across as slightly Vosne-like, but the ripeness slightly detracts from the overall charm. I like the density and concentration here, so think there might be upside as this softens.

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2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

5/15/2015 - walkerjfw wrote: 91 points

At the PEF dinner at our house, decanted this for about 2 hours. Served with our tomato and burrata terrine...turned out to be a greta match and big hit with the crowd.

Consistent with prior notes: "Medium ruby color. Earthy, mineral nose, floral notes. Gentle , Burgundian mouthfeel. Cranberry, tart red fruit, licorice and a hint of clove. Strong and earthy with elegant, restrained character."

The longer decant made a difference here, getting much more in secondary flavors. The wine is still on the primary side, drinking well with bright red fruits and good level of acidity. Good now but I think this will continue to improve, have a few bottles/mags to let rest for a bit

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/17/2015 - Tree512 wrote: 90 points

Surprisingly open. Red and purple fruits, violets along with cherries. Not quite the weight I expected and little riper and more forward than I expected either, with very few tannins. Extremely enjoyable but I am not sure if this will improve but rather evolve since it has a lot less spine than any other Rhys I have ever tasted.

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2012 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/16/2015 - salil wrote: 89 points

Old Bordeaux with Patrick back in town (Fabio's, NYC): Very fresh and precise, with lots of bright citrus and green apple fruit tinged with faint floral notes, and bright acids underneath. I normally have not been that excited by the Rhys wines, but I liked this a lot, and found it very well balanced and refreshing. Just a tough ask to follow the two Zind Humbrechts.

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/16/2015 - Johnnybegood Likes this wine: 92 points

Note: Tasted for a 375 ml bottle. This Wine was open and decanted 5 hours prior to drinking.

Color: Dark red Cherry and very clear in appearance.

Nose: Very tight and closed at the moment. Even after swirling in my large Burgundy glass only a hint of pretty fruit tones come through.

Taste: Much more density and structure compared to the 2013 Bearwallow I had yesterday. The fruit is more reserved but what is showing has excellent balance with moderate acidity on the finish. I am finding this more hard to judge today as all of the elements are playing hide and seek. The long term potential of this wine is great but complexity, flavor nuances and terrior need to be evaluated with much more bottle age. I do really like the elegance, purity and intensity of fruit flavors on this Alpine and this seems to be a common trait on these 2013's I have thus far tasted. This could pass for a good 1er cru in Burgundy from a classic producer as the underlying tension and delicacy is clearly evident. I will rate in 92 today because it has all of the elements for superb Pinot Noir but I would not be surprised if in 6-8 years in the future it scores above that level. If you have any of these put them away and enjoy sometime in the following decade.

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2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/16/2015 - shaferguy91 wrote: 92 points

Decanted 2 hours. One of the better Rhys I've had.

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

5/15/2015 - Johnnybegood Likes this wine: 91 points

Note: Tasted for a 375 ml bottle. This Wine was open and decanted 2-3 hours prior to drinking.

Color: Medium Dark Cherry and clear.

Nose: Somewhat Restrained except for some floral fruit tones.

Taste: Round red fruit with tension and a silky finish. Stylistically very new world California but this has a certain elegance relative to the 2012 Bearwallow I had last month. Obviously very young and primary but this wine does not strike me as a long distance runner rather a wine for mid term cellaring. Nice finish on the tail end with good complexity and moderate acidity. Using a Burgundy comparison, this wine tastes more of young vines rather that old vines as the intense sap of a "VV" is not present. I like the balance and flavors of this Rhys but it is softer and more approachable than I thought it would be. The red fruit profile is sweet and forward making this pleasurable to drink now but I will likely hold off on trying another bottle until 2016 to give it more time to calm down. Perhaps it will add more weight with bottle age. A very good Pinot Noir that will likely improve with time.

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2008 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/15/2015 - Acohen Likes this wine: 88 points

Darker fruit with deep meatier feel to it and some green notes and medium finish

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2011 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/14/2015 - ruffsurf Likes this wine: 91 points

Restrained buy lovely nose. Restraint too on the palate balanced by tropical notes and lemony crispness.

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2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

San Mateo County more

5/14/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 93 points

5/15 Light bodied with hint of new world style. 93 pts.

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2010 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/14/2015 - brigcampbell wrote: NR

This was open for 3 days and FMIII brought a glass to dinner with the wives for me to try. This wine is fairly dark color which might lead you believe it's a real heavy weight but not the case, the acid component keeps the wine very nimble. Incredibly strong aroma of kamala olive and herbs. Beautiful northern Rhône flavor profile, just delicious with it's savory palate and olive nose.

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2010 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/11/2015 - Frank Murray III wrote: NR

Over 2 years since I had this at the winery and my TN then is pretty close to what I find in the bottle tonight after an hour of air. The aromatic is pumped up with black pepper, menthol and floral tones and cooked meat. The palate flashes up the same pepper, with steak sauce, campfire, rosemary and blueberry fruit. There is great acidity here that refreshes the finish. This style is really focused and reminds me a lot of Wind Gap, the core of those wines so if you like that style, this is going to fit well....add another day, just a bit softer and more plush with the fruit darkening to a more red/black mix than the blue of yesterday. Just love all the cool herbal notes, the pepper and steak sauce element. Plenty of grip still lives in the wine, so no rush to drink these if you have them.

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2008 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/11/2015 - Mr T wrote: NR

PNP for Mothers' Day....nice crisp chard...people seemed to enjoy this

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2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

5/11/2015 - Chris D wrote: 92 points

Decanted 3 hrs, with food. Drinking well, bright acidity, fruit in background but very present, tannins very muted. Showing some earthy components on nose and plate. Good now, but should continue to develop.

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2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

5/11/2015 - kthornton78 wrote: NR

pnp at a restaurant. very expressive from the start this evolved over an hour to show intense red fruit, pine needles, and violets on the nose. on the palate there was nice structure and red fruited character with savory notes balancing it out. really in a nice place right now but no need to hurry.

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2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains

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5/10/2015 - cpsmith33 Likes this wine: 92 points

similar notes. this is good stuff.

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2010 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

5/10/2015 - bonedoc wrote: NR

White pepper, good acidity, very nuanced. Interesting and unique wine - can't tell if I love it or not.

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