2006 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Green Valley of Russian River Valley

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Green Valley of Russian River Valley

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  • missionpk Likes this wine:

    November 25, 2012 - Wow. Much bigger than I expected, but big fruit, not big alc or big tannins. Really tasty on its own, but could be a bit overwhelming to light food. Starting to understand why other RRV producers lather on the oak, as the fruit on its own is almost too much. (I had the same cork problems as previous tasters. This seems to be a "feature" of 2006 Rhys.)

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  • fredb commented:

    11/26/12, 12:11 PM - Can you elaborate on the cork problems? I do not see mention of cork issues scanning notes from 2012 and back into 2011.

  • missionpk commented:

    11/26/12, 2:13 PM - A few more details on the "cork problems". In my case, the cork was extremely tight and a cheap screwpull was not able to budge it at all, while boring out a hole in the middle of it. I eventually just pushed it through.

    I added the comment about it being a feature of 2006 Rhys from Kevin Harvey's post on Wineberserkers (

    "Despite using very expensive corks, we have seen some of the corks breaking while opening our '06 wines. Since then we have switched suppliers and I hope we won't see the same issues going forward."

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