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2006 Rhys - Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard Hillside
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: http://www.snooth.com/wine/rhys-pinot-noir-alpine-hillside-2006/#ixzz1UZ6D0C00


(Tasted Aug 9, 2011)
92

2007 Rhys - Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard
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.


(Tasted Aug 9, 2011)
90

2005 Michel Magnien - Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrees Vieilles Vignes
International Wine Cellar (Issue 131,89-91) Bright ruby-red. Ripe dark fruit and bitter chocolate aromas. Supple and sappy, with very good winey depth to its dark fruit and mineral flavors. The persistent finish features fine, palate-coating tannins. Quite primary. Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio WA 88 Wine Advocate (171) The 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrees Vieilles Vignes offers scents and flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, beet and bitter chocolate, a sweetly rich and formidably dense overall impression, but relative simplicity and considerable astringency.


(Tasted Aug 7, 2011)
93

2000 Corino - Barolo Vigneto Rocche
Score: 93 Release Price: $62 Country: Italy Region: Piedmont Issue: Jul 31, 2004 Lots of plum and toasted oak character. Dried flowers. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and an ultrarefined palate. Round, caressing and delicious. Needs time, but so attractive now that it's hard to hold back. Best after 2008. 330 cases made. 'JS


(Tasted Aug 5, 2011)
91

2002 Chablisienne - Chablis Grande Cuvee 1er Cru
Score: 91 Release Price: $28 Country: France Region: Burgundy Issue: Aug 31, 2004 Top 100: 2004, Rank: 83 Very refined, with a lemony cast to this firmly structured, minerally white. It's concentrated, elegant and beautifully balanced. It requires time, however, to integrate all its components. Best from 2006 through 2012. 7,500 cases made. 'BS


(Tasted Aug 5, 2011)

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