2016 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2028 (Edit)
CT89.9 83 reviews
Label borrowed from 2017
Label borrowed from 2015
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Community Tasting Notes 56

  • Aravind Asok wrote:

    September 10, 2020 - Not bad, but not great QPR imo (you can do much better in this style in OR). Notes from Day 2 open (though consistent with yesterday). On the nose: a touch of plum, soft game and cocoa, wild strawberry. On the palate, good acidity, wild strawberry, plum, soft mineral notes, ok density. Nice finish with slightly grainy tannin. On the whole, I preferred this at a bit cooler than cellar temp...when it warmed too much it seemed slightly disjointed.

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  • BHP1994 wrote: 91 points

    April 26, 2020 - Quick decant of about 45 min. Pretty muted on the nose out of the decanter but pastilles packed with flavor - tart cherries, cranberry, and a bit of spice. The acids were hitting the right spot here making this just a juicy and very enjoyable wine. By the last glass the nose came back with of scents of violets and cola. This has several more years in it and will likely get better over the next 2-3.

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  • tunaguy Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 12, 2020 - cherry and cranberry, wet forest, and touch of oak notes. Not getting the structure needed to age as others have. Pleasurable but I would probably spend my money elsewhere in the Anderson valley if you were going to spend more than $35/bottle

  • DickMull Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 8, 2020 - Dark red fruit, floral, and wet earth notes on the nose. It is medium-bodied, with more dark red fruit and smoky tannins on the palate. It is not particularly complex, but is an excellent example of a reasonably priced New Word Pinot Noir that shows all the positive aspects of the varietal.

  • pjhr Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 6, 2020 - As tasty as the last bottle!

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    Jul/Aug 2018, Issue #76, The Summer of 2018 North American Wines Neo-Classicists and Old School Producers

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys Alesia
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Anderson Valley
  • UPC Codes 452236977500, 7090027149793

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 31 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,053 (62%)
  • Consumed 609 (36%)

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