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 305

  • Dmax808 wrote: 91 points

    July 10, 2020 - Probably waited too long for this one. Faded fruit and none of the lively acidity from its younger self.

  • James Kim Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 26, 2020 - Stood up for several weeks and decanted off sediment. Now 2h later. Aromas of the barest hint of barnyard brett, black cherries, blackberries, just a bare hint of balsamic vinegar, mild stems, and mild sous bois. Nice elegant, balanced palate w black cherries, ripe blackberries, bark, stems, mild earth and hints of sous bois. Medium+ body with nice acids and mild tannins give structure to the wine. Nice finish of blackberries, stems, earth, and a bit of sous bois. Nice balance with some elegance. Getting some aged characteristics and entering its optimal drinking window for my palate. Wish I had another bottle to open in 2-3 years. Lovely tonight though.

  • rcg62 Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 20, 2020 - Pretty cool, smells (barn) and looks like an aged burg. Color still great. Drinking great. Black dried cherry. Lingers!

    I see others talk about the Brett here. And yeah I guess that’s the barn there. But think it works here.

  • jjct wrote:

    March 14, 2020 - This bottle was marred by brett.

  • jjct Likes this wine:

    March 5, 2020 - Very open and relaxed. Pretty, fresh fruit. I didn't detect any sign of bret.

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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 26 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,666 (42%)
  • Consumed 2,236 (57%)

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