Red

2006 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Falstaff Road Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2009 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 105

  • Badfish Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 30, 2017 - The cork just rips to shreds on this bottle, I seem to remember this issue with older Alesias. Strained the wine into glass, the color is ruby salmon and the nose is awesome with raspberries, garden roses, and slate. The palate is supple with minerally red fruit, oak spices, and an herbal stemmy finish. With plenty of life left this wine bodes very well for the ageability of wines in the Rhys' stable. Thanks for setting up the virtual offline Frank.

  • WetRock wrote:

    April 17, 2016 - There is some volatility on the back end of this that was a little distracting. But there was a very nice Pinot in front of that showing some classic Sonoma Coast notes. This is certainly in that 'drink up' window. Not my favorite vintage for this bottling at any stage.

  • rxfudd Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 17, 2016 - Bold, delicious

  • PaulH Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 8, 2015 - This is the best bottle of Alesia Pinot Noir I have had. It is smooth, silky and balanced with just the right amount of sweet fruit to make it delicious. This was the last of my two bottles and I am ver sad that they are gone.

  • Paul Lin wrote: 75 points

    October 31, 2015 - Meh.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

    (Rhys Vineyards Alesia Pinot Noir Falstaff Road Vineyard Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    1st Quarter, 2008, Issue #29 (link)

    (Alesia Vineyards Pinot Noir Falstaff Road Vineyard Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/6/2008 (link) 91 points

    (Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Falstaff Road Vineyard) Reduction, tart black cherry and lime nose; solid tart black cherry and iron palate with lime acidity and grip; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys Alesia
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Falstaff Road Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 294 (27%)
  • Consumed 797 (73%)

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