2007 Rhys Pinot Noir Home Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Louvin wrote: (93 points)

    October 18, 2015 - Open a couple hours, decanted for another, this was darker in profile than most Rhys wines yet the balance was impeccable, tannins perfectly resolved and very good depth of fruit. One of the best Rhys wines I've tried even though I prefer a slightly redder fruit profile. Probably in the midst of its drinking window.

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    October 11, 2014 - Rhys Tasting With The Gang (My House): Tasted alongside the 2007 Family Farm. The Home is more burly in tone than the FF, and to me the Home shows better depth. My notes say "darker' and I believe that was reference to the fruit profile, as the fruit here was more roasted cherry and a hard candy note.

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  • steffenpelz wrote:

    April 8, 2012 - Very good. I brought this to an Easter Sunday lunch because I thought it would go well with the food. As always, this Rhys seemed atypical of what I have come to associate with California Pinot over the last few years. Very deep red and almost purple in color, this wine is nevertheless lithe and laced with minerality, yet it is also ripe and full of cherry fruit and underbrush. It had nice complexity and stayed interesting for the several hours we consumed it over. Most gratifyingly, the hosts of the lunch who are dear friends of ours, LOVED this Rhys and the other Rhys wines I have shared with them over the last few years. A winner of a wine for sure.

  • Keith Levenberg wrote:

    November 28, 2011 - I know the official recommendation was to leave this vintage alone for awhile, but I've actually never had a closed-up Rhys - just some that were too young and fruity - so curiousity got the better of me. I'll admit it was probably a mistake. This isn't closed-up in the fashion of a Burgundy that's all structure no fruit, but it is fairly mute aromatically and fairly shy on the palate too. In fact it's probably the most mild and light-bodied wine I've ever had from Rhys but I don't know whether that reflects the wine itself or simply the intermediate place it's in. In the meantime you can enjoy it as something pleasantly mellow/slender/feminine/etc., but this vineyard can offer a hell of a lot of character when it's in a good place and none of that is here at the moment.

  • steffenpelz wrote:

    November 25, 2011 - Had this on Thanksgiving Day alongside the St. Innocent Shea, and this simply eviscerated the Shea...wiped the floor with it. Although this also shows very dark fruit, there is more focus, cut, sappiness, and plain goodness than in the Shea. It's a big Pinot, but it has character. Dark cherry and blackberry fruit, earth, pine resin and a touch of spice. Great texture and finish. I have recently seen folks compare Rhys to DRC and other standard bearers of Burgundy, but I personally think that's a bit of a reach. The wine is fantastic California Pinot though, and the best California has to offer these days in my opinion.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • 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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 117 (71%)
  • Consumed 47 (29%)

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