Rhys Vineyards

San Mateo County Pinot Noir

9.130 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
San Mateo County, 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
Isaac Pirolo

When I come across Kevin Harvey's Rhys Vineyards I always think about this excerpt from a piece Jon Bonne wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle back in 2011: "The depleted soils of Harvey’s Skyline vineyard, planted at the winery, are so densely planted and demandingly farmed, at about 7,000 vines per acre, that its 14,000 vines yielded just 660 bottles of wine in 2009. Which explains a revealing harvest moment that stuck in Harvey’s head: “One guy comes out of the vineyard and says, ‘Why do you hate money?'”"

This is strawberry at its perfect ripeness. Exotic, perfumed, pure, and wild. A Pinot Noir like this probably makes Cali Pinot producers wish they were in Burgundy and Burgundy producers awkwardly self-conscious. It's cerebral hedonism.

When I come across Kevin Harvey's Rhys Vineyards I always think about this excerpt from a piece Jon Bonne wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle back in 2011: "The depleted soils of Harvey’s Skyline vineyard, planted at the winery, are so densely planted and demandingly farmed, at about 7,000 vines per acre, that its 14,000 vines yielded just 660 bottles of wine in 2009. Which explains a revealing harvest moment that stuck in Harvey’s head: “One guy comes out of the vineyard and says, ‘Why do you hate money?'”"

This is strawberry at its perfect ripeness. Exotic, perfumed, pure, and wild. A Pinot Noir like this probably makes Cali Pinot producers wish they were in Burgundy and Burgundy producers awkwardly self-conscious. It's cerebral hedonism.

Jul 13th, 2017
Tobin Trevarthen

Incredible. Period.

Incredible. Period.

Feb 17th, 2017
Alicia Cypress

Drinking a bit bigger than I was expecting.

Drinking a bit bigger than I was expecting.

Jun 14th, 2016
Graham

Love this wine. Balanced tannins and fruit.

Love this wine. Balanced tannins and fruit.

Jul 15th, 2017
Eric L.

Nice, pure, juicy Pinot. Perhaps a bit simple, but pleasant.

Nice, pure, juicy Pinot. Perhaps a bit simple, but pleasant.

May 8th, 2017
Barbie Fiallo

Perfect pairing for a scorching curry!!!!!

Perfect pairing for a scorching curry!!!!!

Jul 17th, 2016
Matt Lichtenberg

End of the evening before bedtime closer out of 500ml. Love what these guys are doing.

End of the evening before bedtime closer out of 500ml. Love what these guys are doing.

Jan 9th, 2016
Jimmy E

Jenna's favorite

Jenna's favorite

Nov 1st, 2015
Chip Stryker

This is easy....I have yet to find anything disagreeable with any bottle I've had from Rhys & this is no different.

This is easy....I have yet to find anything disagreeable with any bottle I've had from Rhys & this is no different.

May 15th, 2017
Mark Flocco

Mark had this 5 years ago

Mark had this 5 years ago

Nov 28th, 2015