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2007 Rhys - Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard 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 »

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94
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2020
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5 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144
Author RKSIllini
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.969%
Tasted On 08/09/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2020

92 points, Burghound October 2009 A ripe and distinctly floral nose that reveals light spice notes to the plum and dark berry fruit aromas that precede very rich, round and substantial flavors blessed with excellent dry extract that buffers the firm structural elements on the delicious, mouth coating and very serious finish. It's clear that the phenolics are completely mature and as such, this could be drunk now with pleasure (be sure to let it air for an hour first) or held for another 7 to 8 years. 93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate February 2010 With aeration, the firm, structured 2007 Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard (a 10-acre site planted at a 1,400 foot elevation) offers up notions of sweet and sour cherries, earth, and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and pure, with good acidity and texture, this impressive Pinot will benefit from several years of aging. One-hundred percent whole clusters were used in its upbringing.

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Author Bacchus2000
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/05/2011

Fragrant with an array of cherries and raspberries. Structure and balance with rich tones of earth, wild mushroom, spice and plums.

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