Red

2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
Drink between 2016 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 135

  • drrobvino wrote: 92 points

    August 2, 2020 - 1st of 3 bottles. Consumed over 3 days.
    Lovely spice and soil notes upon opening. Developed over 1-2 days into a complex and delicious wine, with black cherry pie, red cherries, pepper, cinnamon, tea leaves, and cola. Finely grained tannins and nicely balanced acidity make the wine refreshing and food friendly.
    Very pretty domestic PN at $63 USD. Drink now through 2027+.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • springdrive Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 4, 2020 - Nose: Dark berry, cherry cola, earthy.

    Palate: Lighter than the nose suggests. Airy, floral, bright and fresh fruit, with good acidity.

    Finish: Medium-short, floral airs persist with some fine tannin.

  • lockestep Likes this wine: 89 points

    June 1, 2020 - Smooth, rich New World style. Rounded, medium length, not high complexity. Pleasant bottle.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Mtnmd1 Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 29, 2020 - Silky, ethereal

  • grafstrb wrote:

    April 26, 2020 - -- decanted 1 hr. before initial taste --
    -- tasted non-blind over a couple hours --

    Good amount of fruit; some cool climate savoriness readily apparent; medium+ concentration of fruit. Drinking very well now, but also no rush to consume. Gut impression score: 91 - 92.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    Jan-14, Issue #53 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains: California’s Best Kept Secret (Jul 2013) (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, Recently Tasted Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

    (Rhys Vineyards “Bearwallow Vineyard” Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/3/2013 (link) 91 points

    (Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard) Medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; appealing, tart strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, tart cherry, baked raspberry nose; tart cherry, saline, tart cranberry, mineral palate with medium acidity; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish (30% whole cluster; 10% new oak)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bearwallow Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Anderson Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 35 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,581 (54%)
  • Consumed 1,311 (45%)

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