2006 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2010 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 191

  • rmh66 wrote: (89 points)

    December 6, 2014 - Black cherries, cocoa powder, smoke, plum, wet earth, a hint of cola, and some forest vegetation on the nose. Black cherries, plums, black raspberries, vanilla, and earth on the palate. Decent acidity, integrated tannins, longish vanilla finish. Flirts a bit with heat. Nice bottle. I really enjoyed this over Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Mlermontov wrote: (92 points)

    July 28, 2014 - B-day dinner with parents.: nose of red fruit, mushrooms, cherry
    on the mouth a touch of soy, candied cherry. fully resolved. Silky smooth. I think this converted my parents to CA Pinot.

  • rralls wrote: (91 points)

    July 2, 2014 - Very solid showing. My CT drinking window says to drink by 2104 but it still has several years more in it.

  • thomaskeil wrote: (90 points)

    January 16, 2014 - PnP (quite open aromatically on popping so no decant, whiff of VA vanished quickly). Similar to bottle from about a year ago in terms of structure (i.e., well balanced), but this bottle seems to be showing more secondary flavors, even hints at tertiary. Well timed as my last bottle and makes me look forward to the new 2011s I just ordered; planning another 8 yr run.

  • rmh66 wrote: (89 points)

    November 12, 2013 - Nice nose of strawberry, black cherry, damp earth, smoke, plum, a little forest vegetation, brown sugar, and a hint of cedar at times. Sweet plum, black cherry, spice, earth, black raspberry, and a little cranberry. Shows a little alcohol as it warms up. Fair acidity, initial impression of sweetness, decent finish, slight bitterness at the end, integrated tannins. Overall, I liked this but with some reservations. It needs to be served fairly cold due to slight heat, the palate seemed a bit candied at first and a bit bitter at the end, and lack of acidity might make it seem a bit flabby to some people. That said, it paired nicely with big flavored food. Probably wouldn't buy again, but I'm happy to have another bottle.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2008, Issue #32 (link)

    (Alesia Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/2/2008 (link) 91 points

    (Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) (Tasted 1 year before release.) Light medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; big, focused, tart strawberry nose with a touch of caramel oak; tart strawberry and red fruit palate, showing some sweetness and also some iron toward the medium finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys Alesia
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (0%)
  • In Cellars 396 (25%)
  • Consumed 1202 (75%)

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