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2006 Rhys - Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard Hillside Pinot Noir - USA - California - Santa Cruz Mountains - Red

USA - California - Santa Cruz Mountains

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

Chiseled deep into a Santa Cruz Mountain hillside with such vast and echoing chambers that it's lovingly termed "the rebel base," Rhys Vineyards and its visionary owner are on a mission. It all started for Kevin Harvey, a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur with a Burgundy obsession, in 1995 when he planted a small Pinot Noir vineyard in his backyard, and has transformed into a quest to uncover... More »

Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2012

Author RKSIllini
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.969%
Tasted On 08/09/2011

Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines 03/20/09 The top current release of Pinot Noir is undoubtedly the Rhys 2006 Pinot Noir Alpine Hillside (200 cases). An impressive array of black raspberries, blueberries, violets, and crushed rocks soar from the glass of this dark ruby-colored wine. Structure... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Hillside Vineyard 750ml Read more:

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Author cpcolliton
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.782%
Tasted On 11/06/2010
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Author Thanos
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.487%
Tasted On 11/16/2010
Drink Dates 2012-2012

Tasting note: A beautifully complex nose features both dark red berry and blue fruit aromas nuanced by hints of herb, anise and a touch of minerality that continues onto the intense, precise, vibrant and serious medium-bodied flavors that possess a lovely and firm texture on the dry finish, which is used in the best sense of the term. This has nothing in common with the lush and opulent style of CA pinot and the texture is actually quite Burgundian with its dusty tannins and delineated mouth feel. A very impressive effort that has both the mid-palate concentration and the balance to age well though note that patience will be required. Tasted: Oct 01, 2008 Score: 92 Drink: 2012+

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Author Seaway J
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.984%
Tasted On 08/22/2010

intense noise at first. a bit funky. one hour later, it is like drinking liquid stone. Save some for next day and was even better, more complexity coming through. excellent wine

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Author GrapesofWrath
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.461%
Tasted On 05/20/2010
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Author MWynholds
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 07/31/2009

Rhys is one of the best California Pinot producers around.

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