Rhys Vineyards

Family Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.131 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
San Mateo County, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Patrick Derdeyn

This is one of those wines that amazes for how much purity of fruit they were able to pack into a wine that is so light and bright. Bursting with red fruit flavor in a package that is only 12.8%. Showing no signs of maturity, still tastes like the day it was pressed but these are finally into an early drinking window.

This is one of those wines that amazes for how much purity of fruit they were able to pack into a wine that is so light and bright. Bursting with red fruit flavor in a package that is only 12.8%. Showing no signs of maturity, still tastes like the day it was pressed but these are finally into an early drinking window.

Nov 25th, 2017
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Succulent red berries, fine-tuned oak and fresh acidity hallmarks this classically built-up PN, which has an underlying structure and will reward cellaring.

Succulent red berries, fine-tuned oak and fresh acidity hallmarks this classically built-up PN, which has an underlying structure and will reward cellaring.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2014
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

8.9

Terrific example of CA Pinot. Elegant floral and red cranberry currant fruit some stemminess. Palate vibrant & restrained fruit w crunchy, mouthwatering acidity

Terrific example of CA Pinot. Elegant floral and red cranberry currant fruit some stemminess. Palate vibrant & restrained fruit w crunchy, mouthwatering acidity

Dec 18th, 2014
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Great PN with juicy red berries and lifted, floral notes, flowing into a light-bodied, yet intense palate, where all components are very well balanced. Lovely!

Great PN with juicy red berries and lifted, floral notes, flowing into a light-bodied, yet intense palate, where all components are very well balanced. Lovely!

Sep 14th, 2014
Jeff Perlegos

Stemmy but good

Stemmy but good

Sep 1st, 2014
Eric Vishria

I prefer the Alpine 2012 to this but this is also excellent. Maybe I drank it too young.

I prefer the Alpine 2012 to this but this is also excellent. Maybe I drank it too young.

May 28th, 2017
David Boyle

Yes please, Pinot! Light body, great finish. Red fruits

Yes please, Pinot! Light body, great finish. Red fruits

Nov 9th, 2016
Scott Lancaster

Definite brett, but the fruit is still pretty.

Definite brett, but the fruit is still pretty.

Jun 15th, 2016
Daniel Steilen

Excellent. Mouthwatering. Cranberry and cherry and earth with an earthy barnyardy smell.

Excellent. Mouthwatering. Cranberry and cherry and earth with an earthy barnyardy smell.

Apr 24th, 2016
Todd W
9.2

Some candied fruit; some sweetness on the nose. Crunchy red fruit flavors. Very silky mouth-feel. Probably gets better over next few years.

Some candied fruit; some sweetness on the nose. Crunchy red fruit flavors. Very silky mouth-feel. Probably gets better over next few years.

Nov 2nd, 2015