I have to say, that for me, this wine has finally arrived. I've said before, I am not a big Family Farm fan, but this one seems to be drinking well. The only nit I will pick, is that I get a stewed tomato taste at the end.
medium color. Nose of darker raspberries, crushed cherries, tomato leaf with a hint of bell pepper.Palate shows an understated Pinot with a velvety texture. Red currant, dark strawberry, cherries and Marion blackberries. Balance is spot-on. Tannins seem nicely resolved and acidity somewhere right in the middle of it all. Certainly a different style for me, I can really see the allure of these; it's all about elegance, grace and stature. Rhys' fan-base is huge, and rightly so. This is my first Rhys and won't be my last.
CT blind tasting group at David's: Didn't like this at all. There's a core of sappy red fruit, but it's overwhelmed by a strange smoky and roasted, cola-like note on the nose, and feels a bit thin and astringent on the palate.
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(Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard) Medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; ripe cherry, floral, hibiscus nose; tasty, tart cherry, strawberry, raspberry palate, ripe but balanced; medium finish
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