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2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2013 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 323

  • Charlie Carnes wrote:

    February 15, 2023 - Too bad for FF 2009😫

  • JRB1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 13, 2023 - My first of several. Plummy, purple fruit flavors, medium plus body, plush but acidity makes it lively rather than heavy and….a slight bit of Brett or stem gives this complexity.

  • grafstrb wrote: flawed

    August 19, 2022 - Bretty

  • yaCellar Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 19, 2022 - These have begun showing Brett/funk, but this bottle is clean. My first without the horseshit kiss. PnP. Forest floor, wet sticks, and a bramble pie cooling by a distant window. This is Autumn Pinot at its most perfect. Plush mouthfeel with viscosity like a mild reduction (not reductive). While the tannin has faded, the concentration provide more than expected structure.

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  • andrewdodd86 wrote: flawed

    June 11, 2022 - Undrinkable and flawed. VA on the nose. Funk barnyard on the palate. Got way worse with air.

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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)

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

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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 Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 25 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,512 (38%)
  • Consumed 2,477 (62%)

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