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2004 Rhys Pinot Noir Home Vineyard
- San Francisco Bay
Community Tasting Notes 21
14Frimaire Likes this wine:
October 29, 2013 - A beautiful bottle. No brett, no signs of the difficult year. This is in prime time, though it took at least a couple of hours after double decanting for it to show itself fully. The aromatics were stunning.
May 18, 2013 - i've gone through just over a half a case of this, and sadly this was my last bottle. this particular bottle is a bit past its prime and some of the complexity has dissipated. it's still a delight to drink.
November 4, 2012 - This is the first convincing red Rhys I've had, and it was very convincing. Beautiful, soaring aromatics; haunting stuff. This is what SCM Pinot should be: red fruits with spicy overtones and real minerality. Could use a more density and depth, but these vines were babies. Now, if only the pricing will slow down so I can stay with them.
Erik R. wrote: (91 points)
May 4, 2012 - loamy soil, stemmy bay leaf, rose petals on a barn-yardy note. Much less oak presence than the 04 Alpine I had recently. On the palate, saline, moist soil, cherry, and a nice sappy presence, herbal and long. Reminds a little of a nice Chinon.
February 14, 2012 - This had a tough flighting, behind two good burgs, and I think suffered due to that placement. Still showing more primary than anticipated. Interestingly, I recall having this a few years ago and think it showed better at that point.
Pro Reviews 1
By Allen Meadows
3rd Quarter, 2006, Issue #23 (link)
(Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Home Vineyard Red) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2004
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 46 (55%)
- Consumed 38 (45%)