Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.254 ratings
9.26 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
Jim Gallagher

Better in Night 2

Better in Night 2

Sep 9th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Lovely aromatics. The right balance.

Lovely aromatics. The right balance.

Jan 9th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

8.6

Very good but now showing up tonight. Stemmy and a little green but I appreciate the direction it appears to be going

Very good but now showing up tonight. Stemmy and a little green but I appreciate the direction it appears to be going

Feb 12th, 2017
Joshua Blissett

Riper fruits - cranberry jam, raspberry preserves, strawberry compote - a rich, complex mouth full of creamy wine.

Riper fruits - cranberry jam, raspberry preserves, strawberry compote - a rich, complex mouth full of creamy wine.

Jun 1st, 2016
Marc Melser

We had this terrific PN on 3/18-19/21. Black cherry and black raspberry on the palate. A dusty tannin on the mouth feel. Very good

We had this terrific PN on 3/18-19/21. Black cherry and black raspberry on the palate. A dusty tannin on the mouth feel. Very good

Mar 19th, 2021
Manny Abascal

Strawberry preserves, cherries, pomegranate, plum. Was a pop and pour and will decant next time. Actually needs some more age I think. Clean.

Strawberry preserves, cherries, pomegranate, plum. Was a pop and pour and will decant next time. Actually needs some more age I think. Clean.

Nov 7th, 2020
Hanibal

Very good pinot. Hard to tell it is from California...cool fruit and has that menthol taste i usually associate with the Vougeot wines from Vougeraie but also has that orange peel flavor giving it a very special character

Very good pinot. Hard to tell it is from California...cool fruit and has that menthol taste i usually associate with the Vougeot wines from Vougeraie but also has that orange peel flavor giving it a very special character

Oct 23rd, 2020
Todd Anderson

Drinking very well. Doubt it would benefit from any additional aging.

Drinking very well. Doubt it would benefit from any additional aging.

Sep 26th, 2020
Aaron Rankin

First glimpses of Fall draw me to elegant Pinots. Rhys me please.

First glimpses of Fall draw me to elegant Pinots. Rhys me please.

Sep 11th, 2020
E & K G

Beautiful new world pinot. Bright red fruit with some floral notes as well. Nicely integrated tannins and just enough acidity that keeps it from becoming jammy. Don’t let it warm too much so that it keeps its focus. #wheninamerica

Beautiful new world pinot. Bright red fruit with some floral notes as well. Nicely integrated tannins and just enough acidity that keeps it from becoming jammy. Don’t let it warm too much so that it keeps its focus. #wheninamerica

Dec 19th, 2019