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Community Tasting Notes (123) Avg Score: 90.4 points

  • Nose: Perfumed with tart red cherries, rhubarb, baking spices, plums, roses, strawberries.

    Taste: Medium bodied with medium+ acidity and silky tannins. The feel is elegant and balanced with red cherries, rhubarb, baking spices, strawberries, and some raspberries.

    Overall: This is coming together beautifully. There is still a primary quality to the fruit, but, it's taking on a higher tone.

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  • This is rocking right off the bat....definite pop n pour
    Nose is so expressive with incense, red flowers, bright red fruit, pickle juice, and subtle citrus notes
    Palate is velvety...really nice texture and balance. Great acid profile. Fruit is ripe but balanced with red flowers, minerals, incense, nutmeg, citrus peel and stemmy notes.
    Finish is medium+
    Great wine

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  • #4 of 6. Ripe, accessible, tarry, almost varnishy, young Barolo-like nose right out of the gate, this is succulent, forward, detailed and delicious. Ripe for sure, with hints of stem inclusion easily balanced by the gobs of dry extract. Notes of cola and spice intermingle with the big, juicy, but still focused, ripe black cherry compote. Yum. Can't wait for the single vineyard designates! (But I am...) This bottle good for another 3-6 years.

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  • similar notes. this is good stuff.

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  • First experience with this producer, had to see what the fuss is all about. Notes of licorice, Herbs, Tobacco, and rasberries. Def has a lot of stem inclusion aromatics.. Smells like a southern rhone grenache. Love that. Has a short tight dry finish but is probably due to its young age. This is the type of pinot i strive to make myself, glad to have finally tasted it. :) and at only $35 a bottle!

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Rhys Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2011, (See more on 91 points

    (Rhys Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains) Barrel sample - dark purple red violet color; big, tart black fruit, tar, menthol, smoke, deep nose; tight, tasty, smoke, charcoal, berry, green herb, green peppercorn palate; medium-plus finish 91-92+ pts. (100% whole cluster; 13.3% alcohol; fruit from Horseshoe and Alpine Vineyards)

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