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Date Printed: 3/30/2015
Rhys Vineyards Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
Rhys Vineyards Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
(search item no. 121836)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 3/30/2015: $199.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2009 rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Alpine Vineyard produces wines that are extremely complex, complete and ageworthy and most importantly they taste like nothing else in the world. Rhys believes that this sort of "sense of place" is what causes the world's most thrilling wines to rise above the ocean of good but undistinguished bottles.

Alpine Vineyard expresses itself with power, richness and generosity allayed with a distinctive crushed rock complexity and finesse. The wines are quite structured and ageworthy and with cellar time the powerful fruit will step aside and allow the unique complexity to take center stage.

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About Rhys Vineyards:

The folks at Rhys Vineyards aspire to make great wines from unique and expressive vineyards. This pursuit has lead them to select five different sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Their overriding belief that unique vineyard expression is the key to truly great wine leads them to an approach that includes: 1. A relentless, spare-no-expense, focus on producing the best possible fruit in the vineyard; 2. Carefully selected cool weather sites that offer interesting and expressive soil character; 3. Natural winemaking with minimal intervention.

These core tenets help produce ageworthy wines that emphasize vineyard expression, balance, fresh fruit, and concentration.