Rhys Vineyards

Family Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.150 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
San Mateo County, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

Intense and profound Burgundy-like Pinot Noir nose with beautifully pure red fruits and a subtle hint of spices and a mineral touch. Like a hypothetical blend of high quality Burgundy (Echézeaux) and German Baden Pinot Noir (Martin Wassmer Castellberg comes to mind). Profound, very elegant with silky tannin and long aftertaste. A beauty indeed. 2013 vintage. Not cheap at 99 euro but unfortunately that is the price of Pinot Noir at this level. 2013 vintage.

Intense and profound Burgundy-like Pinot Noir nose with beautifully pure red fruits and a subtle hint of spices and a mineral touch. Like a hypothetical blend of high quality Burgundy (Echézeaux) and German Baden Pinot Noir (Martin Wassmer Castellberg comes to mind). Profound, very elegant with silky tannin and long aftertaste. A beauty indeed. 2013 vintage. Not cheap at 99 euro but unfortunately that is the price of Pinot Noir at this level. 2013 vintage.

Jul 14th, 2017
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.6

Brilliant raspberry and raspberry leaf mixes with red currant and crushed stone over a bed of cedar and pine boughs.

Brilliant raspberry and raspberry leaf mixes with red currant and crushed stone over a bed of cedar and pine boughs.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2017
J Choi
9.1

Bit over the hill.

Bit over the hill.

Apr 6th, 2024
Graham

Really nice spot now.

Really nice spot now.

Oct 2nd, 2022
Graham

Nice Fam Farm, though I think I like Alpine and Shoe better.

Nice Fam Farm, though I think I like Alpine and Shoe better.

Jun 12th, 2021
Todd Anderson

Paired so nicely with a grilled pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and salad. Everything came together so nicely for an early alfresco family dinner.

Paired so nicely with a grilled pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and salad. Everything came together so nicely for an early alfresco family dinner.

May 2nd, 2021
Brian R

Much better than a prior flawed bottle. Fresh cranberry and pomegranate with warm spices. Classic california cool climate Pinot. Drink em if you got em, this is very good and I don’t think it will improve from more age.

Much better than a prior flawed bottle. Fresh cranberry and pomegranate with warm spices. Classic california cool climate Pinot. Drink em if you got em, this is very good and I don’t think it will improve from more age.

Feb 17th, 2020
Manny Abascal

Red cherry, liqueur, some jam, orange peel, new world without the heat. Primary. Aging glacially and gracefully. In 375.

Red cherry, liqueur, some jam, orange peel, new world without the heat. Primary. Aging glacially and gracefully. In 375.

Jan 6th, 2020
Steven Comfort

I have experienced more bottle variation (in a bad way) with the bottlings from this vineyard than from any other Rhys vineyard... This was a good one!

I have experienced more bottle variation (in a bad way) with the bottlings from this vineyard than from any other Rhys vineyard... This was a good one!

Aug 20th, 2018
Daniel Steilen

Great red berry flavors (raspberry and strawberry) and a bit of cherry. A nice floral aspect to the nose too. Acidity is reasonably integrated but still a tiny bit tart. Very nice.

Great red berry flavors (raspberry and strawberry) and a bit of cherry. A nice floral aspect to the nose too. Acidity is reasonably integrated but still a tiny bit tart. Very nice.

Jan 6th, 2018