2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Home Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
Drink between 2016 - 2026 (Edit)
CT92 24 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    October 1, 2017 - Rhys @ My Place--Part 3 (My House In The South OC): Going on nearly three years since the last bottle, so a good time for a revisit. Opened about 3.5 hours ago, set the cork lightly back to the bottle. Listed ABV of 12.5%. Has some stems showing in the aromatic and a faint hint of vanilla. This is juicy, and also spicy at the same time. I tasted the 2008 Horsehoe just before this, it has a similar quality to that wine in that there is a touch of loam here. Whereas that wine was quite structured (with the same exact aeration I will add), this is more approachable, with blueberry and strawberry, both showing a savory touch from the stems that make it delicious. The fruit is a bit brighter too than the 2008 Horseshoe. So, think of combining the soil, the juicy blue/red tones and then a finishing minerality, and that's what this tastes like at this stage. Fantastic. Bright, lively, medum weighted and plenty of energy. After 7 years, this is aging beautifully. If I can add some final perspective to this note after out event, I'll bring that back, but based on what is here now, just beautiful.....showed similarly during the event, just super.

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  • fred o. Likes this wine:

    September 30, 2017 - tasted on its own, without food, at the end of a long night of tasting. Color dark burgundy. Nose big, some green notes/herbs, fruits. Palate dark cherries, earthy, great acidity. Very well balanced, in a good place now to my taste. 92 pts

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  • B Paul wrote: (91 points)

    May 11, 2017 - Followed over two nights. Seems to be in a nice drinking window. That said, I'll hold my other bottle for a couple of years. 91+

  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 23, 2017 - Followed over 5hrs, no decant. This was plump and forward upon opening, with a clean red cherry character. Given some air, it deepened some. nose was mostly earth notes, with cred and blue fruits on the palate. Stem inclusion shows with time. Finish was repeating and moderately long. Softer and more accessible than expected, and at the same time less complex. Last sip was the best, however. 92-93+

  • wineaux2 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 27, 2017 - Nice pinot. Started off with dominant fruit notes, but after it opened a bit, this one offered a nice integrated mix of dark red and black berries, earth and a subtle hint of sultry spice. Had a couple small glasses left to sample the next day, and this mostly showed the fruit again. Maybe this one will improve, maybe not, but no regrets opening it now.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Home Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation San Francisco Bay

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (1%)
  • In Cellars 619 (79%)
  • Consumed 152 (19%)

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