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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

San Mateo County more

7/28/2015 - DoctorNoah wrote: 92 points

Lovely dark cherry color, none of the muddiness that Alan noted. Spice and herb notes, sour cherry and tart pomegranate and a touch of raspberry. Elegant mouthfeel with some finely grained tannins and a medium+ finish. Basically, I agree with everything Alan said.

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2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/27/2015 - paulst Likes this wine: 89 points

Austere and herbaceous; too young; wait.

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2013 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/26/2015 - Dale B. wrote: NR

Yum ! I know not much of a tasting note, but trust me, you will like this.

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/23/2015 - odds wrote: NR

Tasted alongside the '13 alpine. It was very good, but the alpine 'won' the first night. Two days later, and slow decant- this one shows (7-25) much better nose, and even more balanced palate. Not as heavy fruit front compared with the same wine on Thursday evening meal (about 1/2 of the 375 bottle left from Thursday and re-examined). Dark purple on the color (both days). It was nice, and very enjoyable, but our vote is with alphine this time. I'd let the remaining sample bottles sleep for a while

~90 (-91)for what a single point estimate is worth

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/23/2015 - odds Likes this wine: NR

Opened alongside with '13 Rhys Horseshoe for comparison. Vote of the bottle- the Alpine was finished within the meal. More enjoyable nose and palate than the horseshoe (that improved with more decanting time). Brighter red compared to the horseshoe, but still very purple. On the nose, fruits and earthy notes. I agree with the notes listed below that the palate has more spices on the alpine compared with horseshoe, but I would not say it is 'tight'. Floral nose keeps developing over the meal. Enjoyable, and worked well with our light meats, truffle pasta. Overall, a very good PN experience (and fair disclosure, not as heavy 'consumer' of PNs, though Rhys does very good work, always).
Great to have that sample, and happy I voted with the wallet and got few on release. It is built to develop well over time.
(375 samples, fwiw)

~92 or so, but the singular point is a challenge. It is 90-91 on the nose, and more on the palate, balancing after few hours.

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2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/24/2015 - pismo45 wrote: 91 points

Not the usual Alpine for me. A little too much towards the big and fruity side. Not a lot of structure. Still tasty, though.

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2007 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/23/2015 - sfwineguy Likes this wine: 95 points

Just outstanding at this point. Incredibly rich, well-balanced. I'm trying to avoid the California/Burgundy comparison because they are different wines, but a very good Batard would not outshine it.

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2007 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/15/2015 - WetRock wrote: NR

Showing more stem notes right now than cohesive expression. This was decanted for probably an hour before it was consumed though it was served a bit warmer than we would have liked. That being said it didn't show any heat. The stems are more spice like rather than the less palatable notes high stem inclusion can often show. I'm guessing better with more rest so the fruit can open again but it didn't feel like a guarantee. Solid wine as it is.

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2005 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/23/2015 - 14Frimaire wrote: NR

Nice but not as impressive as I recall on release. Seems to have quite a whack of sulfur still. It has slimmed down, but the oak sticks out to my taste; the underlying material doesn't stand up to it.

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2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

San Mateo County more

7/22/2015 - Diane (LI) wrote: NR

I have to say, that for me, this wine has finally arrived. I've said before, I am not a big Family Farm fan, but this one seems to be drinking well. The only nit I will pick, is that I get a stewed tomato taste at the end.

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

San Mateo County more

7/21/2015 - alanr wrote: 91 points

From a 500ml sample pack bottle. Slightly muddy garnet in color, wonder if stem inclusion contributes to the color; enticing, somewhat high-toned nose, with hints of mint and allspice; palate is quite fresh and crisp, showing medium intensity fruit on the raspberry/strawberry side of the spectrum, some nice spice notes, fine but present tannins, nice acidity, and a bit of California sweetness. A very enjoyable wine, even at this young age.

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2012 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/21/2015 - Mrp2008 wrote: 93 points

Consumed over two days and probably needed a third. Clean, mineral fruit. Lighter and more focused on day 2. Needs a few years to soften a bit. Really impressive. 93-94+

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2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/21/2015 - Mr T wrote: NR

Very nice and well described my Mlermontov...good rich cherry flavors..very nice

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2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

7/19/2015 - JOJ wrote: 95 points

Very, very good. On the nose, loamy black cherry and forest floor, cut with citrus. A nice savory/bright combo. Palate explodes with black cherry counterbalanced with a beam of grapefruit and citrus. Tingly, bracing acidity -- the wine dances across the palate. Hints of clove and baking spice accent a long finish. Evolving well. No need to rush to drink.

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

7/19/2015 - Tubulus wrote: NR

Contrasting with the other notes, this seemed painfully young and slightly disjointed. Surprising since I recall the 2012 between very smooth and open, but this was not.

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2011 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/19/2015 - Rieslingfan wrote: NR

First of all, God bless air conditioning, so I could drink this while it's 90 degrees and humid outside.

Deep, dark red color, then even darker aromatics, with blackberry, pepper, meat and a fresh herb accent that makes for a very complete and complex experience. The palate presence is excellent, with good sustain from front to back. I am surprised that the tannins are not more prominent, but no matter, as it keeps it quite drinkable. There's plenty of fruit and the acid structure is fine, so there should be room for moderate aging, but I don't think this is a long haul wine.

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2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

San Mateo County more

7/17/2015 - kultcha wrote: flawed

Not as bad as some bottles but definitely full of brett.

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2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/18/2015 - scorrea Likes this wine: 95 points

Stunning wine. Concentrated and balanced with red fruit and the stems really adding complexity. Super long finish as the wine hits you with tons of fruit and non fruit flavors.

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

San Mateo County more

7/16/2015 - grafstrb wrote: NR

-- popped and poured --
-- tasted non-blind over a couple hours --
-- 375 mL bottle --

NOSE: very high-toned; red-fruited with a background note of camphor; "lighter" bouquet than the '13 Alpine.

BODY: violet-garnet color of medium-light to medium depth; light to medium-light bodied.

TASTE: high acidity; initially somewhat closed, but not as hard/tannic/green upon opening as was the Alpine; lower level of fruit concentration than the Alpine; medium-light oak; hint of funk (brett?) --- this funky note didn't emerge until ~ 1 hour after bottle was opened; 13.1% alc.; a nice wine, but I prefer the Alpine.

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/16/2015 - grafstrb wrote: NR

-- popped and poured --
-- tasted non-blind over a couple hours --
-- 375 mL bottle --

NOSE: initially moderately expressive; red/purple fruits – a bit "darker" than the purely red-fruited Family Farm; like the Family Farm, this has some high-toned aromatics; some oak; hint of florals after having been open for more than one hour; smells very nice.

BODY: violet-garnet color of medium-light to medium depth; medium-light bodied.

TASTE: quite hard/closed initially; high acidity; a bit green tasting --- seems closed; some oak (started as light to medium-light, but intensified with air exposure); 12.4% alc.; nice concentration of fruit (more concentrated than the Family Farm); opened-up a bit with air; probably my favorite of the 4 or 5 Alpine vintages I've tasted, and I do prefer this over the Family Farm. Excellent, with room for Excellent+ if the oak integrates.

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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/17/2015 - kietkopelli wrote: 93 points

This wine gets 91 points just for the nose. Floral notes are off the hook and probably the most expressive of any PN I've had in years. In the mouth this wine is still very tight and needs at least 2-3 years of bottle age before it can be critically evaluated. Bright red fruit notes, some wet earth, but lots of buttery oak which I thought was a bit strange.

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2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/14/2015 - Mlermontov wrote: 93 points

LBTG - with Alan hosting: I was able to guess Rhys right off the bat. has that funky earthy cola note. Ripe core of red fruit, sappy mid with sweet cherry and spices. long sweet finish missing just a touch of zing perhaps. very very good.

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2007 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace Alpine Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/11/2015 - Nanda Likes this wine: 90 points

Complex, burg-like aromas with herb, pine, black cherry and loads of spice. Palate echoed the nose with a leaner profile today. Felt coiled up and in need of more time to unfold and flesh out. Seems to have the stuffing and balance to age.

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White

2011 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/11/2015 - atilathehun Likes this wine: 95 points

Best Chardonnay I've had in years. Lots of pie crust, lemon, initial ginger which faded. excellent acidity.

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2009 Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/9/2015 - shaneajohnson wrote: 93 points

Had with crab cakes. Great wine. I didn't get the "big" comments by some others, but it's all relative to you're personal benchmarks. Not a screaming bargain, but would buy again.

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