Rhys Family Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"Under the flagship Rhys moniker, the Rhys 2007 Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard looks to be a brilliant Pinot Noir from clay/loamy soils and sandstone. This Pinot exhibits intense red cherry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with some damp earth and forest floor notes. The wine is medium to full-bodied, elegant, pure, and just hinting at its ultimate potential. Backward, with an attractive acid profile, and sweet, noble tannin, this wine should hit its peak in about 3 years and last for at least a decade. Range: 90-93"
The Wine Advocate
"Deep red. Ripe cherry and dark berries on the nose, with dried rose and black cardamom notes gaining power with air. Deeply concentrated cherry and dark berry flavors are surprisingly nervy and focused, with a sweet floral pastille quality lending complexity. The finish is spicy, focused and very persistent, leaving sweet cherry preserve notes behind."
International Wine Cellar
"A floral, pure and ultra elegant nose of freshly crushed red berry fruit aromas merge into delicious, ripe and admirably concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess a supple mouth feel on the mid-palate but tighten up considerably on the firm, mouth coating and moderately austere finish that is balanced and lingering. Most impressive and this could surprise to the upside."
Learn About Rhys
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...
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Learn About Santa Cruz Mountains
The Santa Cruz Mountain appellation encompasses the land between Half Moon Bay in the north and Mount Madonna (just near Monterey) in the south. Producing wine since the early 1800's, some of these wineries have been around for quite some time, mingling their vineyard lands with the sprawling redwood forests.
Even though the climate can be challenging, and only 1500...
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Learn About Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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