Red

2012 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Alder Springs Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Mendocino County
Drink between 2015 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • missionpk Likes this wine:

    March 31, 2018 - Enjoyed this a lot. Relatively big, but not overwhelming and has some nice tannins to back it up.

  • pjhr Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 23, 2018 - As tasty as the last bottle.

  • millerarner Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 18, 2018 - Other tasters have mentioned the acidity, which is what keeps this focused. Shows minimal varietal typicity, and has more body than most Pinot, but it’s delicious. Fair amount of oak on the nose, which comes across as a nice sweet mocha. Fruit dominates the attack, and presently this is more a pleasure wine than intellectual. Has the bones for long term cellaring, and the potential to evolve into something completely different (if you can keep your hands off it that long).

  • pjhr Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 21, 2017 - Dark berry, pepper, and a hint of smoke on the nose and palate with tasty acidity on the moderate finish.

  • pjhr Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 23, 2017 - As tasty as the last bottle.

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Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    Jan-15, Issue #57 (link)

    (Alesia Vineyards Pinot Noir - Alder Springs Vineyard Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2014, Issue #52, This Summer’s Fine Lineup of Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

    (Alesia “Alder Springs Vineyard” Pinot Noir (Mendocino)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

    (Alesia Pinot Noir Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino County) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains – A Study in Terroir (Jul 2014) (link)

    (Alesia Pinot Noir Alder Springs Mendocino County) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/2/2014 (link) 91 points

    (Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Alder Springs Vineyard) Final blend pre-bottling: black-tinged very dark purple red violet color; tart berry, tart black cherry, reduction, violet nose; tight, structured, tart berry, tart black raspberry, violets palate with firm, sweet tannins; needs 3-plus years; medium-plus finish (13% alcohol; 15% whole cluster) 91-93 points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys Alesia
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Alder Springs Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Mendocino County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 22 (2%)
  • In Cellars 628 (54%)
  • Consumed 503 (44%)

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