2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Home Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > San Francisco Bay
Drink between 2016 - 2025
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Borrowed from 2004
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Dave Dalluge wrote: (92 points)

    January 7, 2014 - Champagne and Pinot Noir Tasting: Great nose featuring dark fruit and spice. Lighter on the palate than the '09 Swan Terrace, but with good flavor intensity and slightly more nuanced and elegant. Flavors of red fruit and mineral. Great finish.

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  • kthornton78 wrote:

    November 16, 2013 - great wine. dark in color, but translucent. decanted about an hour. nose of darker fruit with spice and floral notes from stem inclusion. with time this developed notes of fresh game - very savory. the palate showed good tannic structure and acid to support the fruit. there is no doubt this was an infant but one with great potential. the complexity and the tension between the fruit and savory components really kept you coming back. look forward to trying my next bottle in 5+...

  • t_moderne wrote: (90 points)

    November 15, 2013 - Tasted at a gathering of friends. Six bottles of California Pinot placed in brown bags and labelled with names of some of the favorite movies. The favorite movies named (not mine, mind you),were Twister, Risky Business, Seven, The Usual Suspects, Moonstruck, and Princess Bride.

    Notes are from the blind tasting:
    The Rhys Home Vineyard Pinot was "Seven."

    Light crimson color. Nose of fresh herbs, some tart apple and cherry. Wine is crunchy, showing the use of whole clusters. Like biting into fresh cranberries. Light on its feet, with good acidity and that tart apple note weaving its way along with fresh cherries and basil. When tasted with food (goat cheese and crackers), the wine took on a more fuller profile than when tasted alone.

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  • Rob MacKay wrote:

    November 12, 2013 - Oh so young but oh so much potential. Of all the wines from Rhys that I've had, this one is the one that really needs to lay down for several years to show it's best. I can't fairly give it a score at this point but given enough time I'd say 92-95.

  • sehill Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 2, 2013 - First experience with this wine, this bottle gave a compelling showing. Tasted side by side with the 2010 Rhys, Pinot Noir, "Family Farm", this wine shows slightly more density and structure with a darker fruit profile. The aromatics on this wine tend more toward black cherry combine with a variety of spice notes with some underlying rock and earth notes. Like the "Family Farm" this does require some airing to show its best. Based on this showing, this wine will benefit from a few years of additional bottle age.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Home Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation San Francisco Bay

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 20 (3%)
  • In Cellars 626 (93%)
  • Consumed 29 (4%)

Food Pairing

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