Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.332 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Doctor No

Big, dark-fruited with some high tones of red and some white pepper, anise and meat to the point I thought it was cold climate Syrah at first. Over a day it warmed up, gave up some more candied notes. Layered, interesting, still quite firmly backboned. Give this some serious time. BTW no "smoke taint" to speak of

Big, dark-fruited with some high tones of red and some white pepper, anise and meat to the point I thought it was cold climate Syrah at first. Over a day it warmed up, gave up some more candied notes. Layered, interesting, still quite firmly backboned. Give this some serious time. BTW no "smoke taint" to speak of

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2017
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

9.3

Best Rhys I've yet to have.

Best Rhys I've yet to have.

Jul 13th, 2015
Eddie Townsend

Winery Ambassador Hyde de Villaine

8.9

A delicious skirt steak pairing post a productive HdV Winery meeting.

A delicious skirt steak pairing post a productive HdV Winery meeting.

May 12th, 2015
Chantal Forthun

Winemaker Flowers Vineyard & Winery

8.8

Thanksgiving wine.

Thanksgiving wine.

Nov 28th, 2014
Mike Evans

Pure dark fruit and menthol, fairly tight at first but blossomed with air. Very good but still needs time and it has all the stuffing and structure it needs to benefit from it.

Pure dark fruit and menthol, fairly tight at first but blossomed with air. Very good but still needs time and it has all the stuffing and structure it needs to benefit from it.

Nov 22nd, 2014
Ivonne Nill

As classy as they come, who said California can't produce stellar, subdued, AND stunning Pinot Noir.

As classy as they come, who said California can't produce stellar, subdued, AND stunning Pinot Noir.

Sep 15th, 2014
Mike Evans

Needed a little time to open, and just a hint of brett, but excellent.

Needed a little time to open, and just a hint of brett, but excellent.

Jun 5th, 2014
Phil Stice

Polished w super fine tannin. Primary dark fruits with spice from the whole cluster ferment. Beautifully balanced

Polished w super fine tannin. Primary dark fruits with spice from the whole cluster ferment. Beautifully balanced

Aug 9th, 2013
Zach Barnes

Vintage Pinot. One of the best.

Vintage Pinot. One of the best.

Mar 9th, 2019
Bobby Gilbane

Ok I’m a fan. This does justice to the great rep older Rhys has.

Ok I’m a fan. This does justice to the great rep older Rhys has.

Oct 26th, 2018