2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Home Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > San Francisco Bay
Drink between 2016 - 2025
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Eric wrote:

    November 14, 2014 - A glorious and educational tasting of Swiss wines (Bern, Switzerland): I brought this as a ringer, and I think it showed well enough. If anything, it was much more at home with the other wines than the Esmonin ringer had been.

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  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    October 11, 2014 - Rhys Tasting With The Gang (My House): Tasted with 2010 Family Farm. In this instance, the Home outshined it. For one thing, the Home is less stemmy aromatically and for me what shows instead is a herb note, than the stem signature of the FF. Juicy here, maybe a touch riper than the FF. Also here is a real depth, with stony raspberry and black cherry, with a terrific, leaner styled finish. One of my best WsOTN.

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  • 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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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 21 (3%)
  • In Cellars 624 (90%)
  • Consumed 45 (7%)

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