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 292

  • Bordeauxman wrote: 93 points

    February 24, 2019 - This wine was singing! Nose of violets and strawberries. Delicate but long taste of cherries and strawberries. Crisp finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • WetRock wrote:

    February 15, 2019 - Strong note of band-aidy, sweaty brett. Strong on the palate as well. This marred the wine pretty heavily even for my bretty tolerant palate.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • James Kim Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 12, 2019 - At Mr. Wok's w Brian, Monica and Christie. Decanted 2 h prior to bringing to restaurant. Aromas of baking spices, earth, mild stems, ripe cherries, and a hint of brett. Palate showed more red cherries, earth, bark, baking spices. Mild tannins on the midpalate. Nice acids with excellent depth. More bass notes than the Anthill Farms Anderson Valley but also more concentration and depth of flavors also. Very enjoyable.

  • Cote d'Or wrote:

    December 23, 2018 - PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs
    -med dark red minimal edge clearing
    -expressive pretty, dusty black cherry, raspberry hard candy, oak spice, and prominent wet stone
    -med acidity, med weight frame holds a densely packed mid-palate full of sweet black cherry rhubarb, noticeable but not terribly intrusive oak and med/med- chewy tannins adorn the long-ish finish
    -little if any brett in this bottle, complex lovely and still early on its mature plateau, hopefully the oak will further integrate

  • blove wrote:

    November 24, 2018 - Not that interesting. Disappointed.

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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 33 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,800 (46%)
  • Consumed 2,057 (53%)

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