Red

2015 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • peanutbutterskittles Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 31, 2022 - Really nice. Opened with baked berry pie filling with a hint of spice in that filling, but was quickly joined with forest floor on the nose and some acidity on the palate to make for a balanced, not overly fruity, wine. Really well integrated with very minor tannins.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • gharter Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 24, 2022 - Needs at least a 2 hour decant. Enjoyed over the next 5 hours and just kept getting better. Starts with beautiful aromatics with floral, cherry, black raspberry, herbs and spice. This leads to a medium body with cherry, black raspberry, floral, herbs, spice and a touch of stems. Still has some tannin in the finish to resolve. Good now, probably better in a few years.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Mario17 Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 5, 2022 - Super beau Pinot Américain au style Bourguignon, finesse, fraîcheur, tout en ayant des tannins de texture agreable. 92-93

    Very nice California Pinot with a Burgundian style, refine, fresh, nice tannins.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • kabert Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 13, 2022 - Now … this is my kind of pinot. It poured kind of cloudy and translucent so I was a little concerned leading up to the first sip. But, no need to worry! Delicious cherry and barely ripe raspberries, with a distinct overlay of citrus. Not merely a hint of tart citrus but a solid element of it blending with the fruit and carrying out onto the finish. Not sweet, not a fruit bomb — just right, distinctive, and well-balanced.

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  • oldwines Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 30, 2022 - Tasted along side 2 other 2015 Cali Pinot’s…Hanzell and Aubert UV-SL. Decanted 2+ hours before tasting. This was beautifully balanced, bright with acidity as well as layers fruit and mineral flavors. Gorgeous translucent, medium ruby color. Cherry, baking spice, other red fruit like strawberry as well and a very long finish. Great mouth feel and texture. My favorite of the evening both on its own but especially with food, in this case grilled pork tenderloin. Really Lovely!

    6 people found this helpful Comments (2)
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Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    Jun-18, Issue #71 (link)

    (Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir - Alpine Vineyard Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California, Santa Cruz Mountains: The High Quality, yet Tiny Production 2015s, 8/24/2017 (link)

    (Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains – The 2015s and 2014s (Aug 2017), 8/1/2017 (link)

    (Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard Central Coast Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2017, Issue #70, The Summer of 2017 North American Wines

    (Pinot Noir “Alpine Vineyard”- Rhys Vineyards (Santa Cruz Mountains)) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Alpine Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,137 (79%)
  • Consumed 281 (20%)

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Grilled salmon.

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