Red

2008 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 328

  • Speed.330i Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 15, 2021 - My first one from Sonoma Valley. Completely different approach compared to other pinot noirs coming from Burgundy. Almost dark ruby colour, spicy nose with blue raspberry. In the mouth is rather complex with blue raspberries, some cherries, chili and pepper. Harmonic with a good freshness. quite a good length

  • rinnocenzi Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 11, 2020 - Beautiful pinot noir . Drank from magnum. Drink up

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  • SimonG wrote: 88 points

    November 29, 2019 - Bright cherry red. Quite richly fruited with a touch of cola. Served at cool cellar temp this is quite pleasant and nicely balanced, but as it warms it does seem a little fuller and the new world character is more obvious. Pleasant, but no more. ***

  • Maphill01 wrote:

    November 10, 2019 - A bit too much stewed fruit. Over the hill, or perhaps a bad bottle.

  • Jdwinedrinker Likes this wine:

    February 12, 2019 - drinking great. go for it

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Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2010, Issue #40 (link)

    (Alesia Vineyards Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, In Search of California’s New and Old Schools of Terroir

    (Alesia “Sonoma Coast” Pinot Noir) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/6/2010 (link) 90 points

    (Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) Medium red color with pale meniscus; tart red fruit, cranberry nose with a sense of stems; solid, tart cranberry, tart red fruit, stemmy palate; medium finish 90+ pts. (60% whole cluster)

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/13/2010 (link) 90 points

    (Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) Dark cherry red color with clear meniscus; lovely, framboise, raspberry, cinnamon nose; tart red fruit, mineral, spice palate with good balance; medium finish 90+ pts. (last vintage of Alesia, as Rhys will all be estate fruit in the future)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rhys Alesia
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 71 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,115 (26%)
  • Consumed 3,053 (72%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

duck, Rabbit, salmon

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