Red

2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • San Mateo County
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Community Tasting Notes 312

  • jwebtx wrote: flawed

    October 13, 2021 - Flawed. Band-aid. Shrill.

  • galewskj wrote: 89 points

    September 10, 2021 - Pop and pour. Here's a restrained central coast pinot noir that is well balanced. It's pleasant enough, it doesn't have the nuance, lift or interest that I want in a $60 pinot noir. You might call it Burgundian but its missing the stony minerality.

  • llink wrote:

    August 24, 2021 - Popped and poured. Lot's of Brett, not a great bottle. Fruit is mellowing, saved 1/2 for another day.

  • pbaek wrote:

    December 29, 2020 - This has a green note on the nose, bell pepper or something like that. There’s also notes of red fruit, tomato and earth. Lean body, light and airy, shows lovely, spicy fruit and eucalyptus on the palate combined with chalk. The fruit is still primary and so this will develop more complexity with additional age in the cellar. Great wine.

  • Nanda wrote:

    December 14, 2020 - While this has had brett issues and this bottle isn’t immune, it’s just a very slight note and mostly fades with air. I’m not sure I’d even call brett, without knowledge of the history. Black cherry and toasted herbs aromas. Gevrey-like meaty palate flavors with serious concentration and density. Long, dense and power packed finish. Balancing structure suggests this can not only hold for a decade+, but also gain more nuance.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2014, Issue #49, Another Round of Recently Tasted Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

    (Rhys Vineyards “Family Farm” Pinot Noir (San Mateo) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2011, Issue #44 (link)

    (Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir - Family Farm Vineyard Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

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

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Recently Tasted California Wines The Search for Traditionalists Turns Up A Crowd

    (Rhys Vineyards “Family Farm Vineyard” Pinot Noir (San Mateo County)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/23/2011 (link) 88 points

    (Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard) Dark ruby color; stems, savory, green bean, green bean casserole nose; tight, stemmy, thin tart red fruit palate with firm tannins; needs 7 years; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard) Barrel sample - medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; big, menthol, sweet green herb, sweet green pepper nose with a touch of chocolate oak; tasty, smoky, tart cherry, tart black cherry, sweet green peppercorn, smoke palate with some menthol; medium-plus finish 92-94 pts. (100% whole cluster; 13.3% alcohol; 40% new French oak)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Family Farm Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation San Mateo County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 25 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,612 (40%)
  • Consumed 2,357 (59%)

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