2007 Rhys Pinot Noir Home Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
Drink between 2013 - 2023 (Edit)
CT92.3 12 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • gutt22 Likes this wine:

    September 14, 2017 - 13.3% alcohol. Dark black cherry color. The nose took a bit of time to unwind, but it's a delicious, darker array of Pinot fruit -- black cherries and blackberry -- with a lot of spice to it. The structure is still robust, with good acidity and tannin. The texture is superb, silky and just coming into its peak window. Probably needs another 3-5 years, to be honest. Lovely. A-/A

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  • Keith Levenberg Likes this wine: (93 points)

    July 4, 2016 - About five years since I last had this and back then it was as closed down a wine as I've ever had from Rhys, or from the entire United States of America for that matter. It's very interesting what's happened, as it's now come out of its closed state but not by getting more advanced. Instead it's moved in the opposite direction and gushes with fresh primary fruit in the manner of a Rhys pinot fresh off the UPS truck. It has an inky gloss with dark wild berry and plum flavors but it takes a couple hours in the decanter for it to really show off its distinction. That's when the quality of the tannins starts to show and it becomes notable more than anything for its silky refinement.

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  • Louvin wrote: (93 points)

    October 18, 2015 - Open a couple hours, decanted for another, this was darker in profile than most Rhys wines yet the balance was impeccable, tannins perfectly resolved and very good depth of fruit. One of the best Rhys wines I've tried even though I prefer a slightly redder fruit profile. Probably in the midst of its drinking window.

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    October 11, 2014 - Rhys Tasting With The Gang (My House): Tasted alongside the 2007 Family Farm. The Home is more burly in tone than the FF, and to me the Home shows better depth. My notes say "darker' and I believe that was reference to the fruit profile, as the fruit here was more roasted cherry and a hard candy note.

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  • steffenpelz wrote:

    April 8, 2012 - Very good. I brought this to an Easter Sunday lunch because I thought it would go well with the food. As always, this Rhys seemed atypical of what I have come to associate with California Pinot over the last few years. Very deep red and almost purple in color, this wine is nevertheless lithe and laced with minerality, yet it is also ripe and full of cherry fruit and underbrush. It had nice complexity and stayed interesting for the several hours we consumed it over. Most gratifyingly, the hosts of the lunch who are dear friends of ours, LOVED this Rhys and the other Rhys wines I have shared with them over the last few years. A winner of a wine for sure.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Home Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation San Francisco Bay

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 112 (67%)
  • Consumed 54 (33%)

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