Rhys Vineyards

Swan Terrace Pinot Noir

9.313 ratings
9.12 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
Brian Szluk

Whole cluster fermentation is apparent with the stewed and sweet tomato aroma come from the wine. I left a glass on the counter over night and it has opened up well with nice red fruits, dried parsley and herbs. Still could use many years in the bottle.

Whole cluster fermentation is apparent with the stewed and sweet tomato aroma come from the wine. I left a glass on the counter over night and it has opened up well with nice red fruits, dried parsley and herbs. Still could use many years in the bottle.

Feb 24th, 2018
Dante Mondavi

Vintner R A E N Winery

9.0

Great vino! Whole cluster goodness

Great vino! Whole cluster goodness

Aug 24th, 2015
Alexandre Pagliano

This is a stunner. Asian spices, black fruits, crushed flowers, silky tannins and and elegant, long finish. Great now but no rush. You would be hardly pressed to think is anything other than a top level red burgundy.

This is a stunner. Asian spices, black fruits, crushed flowers, silky tannins and and elegant, long finish. Great now but no rush. You would be hardly pressed to think is anything other than a top level red burgundy.

Feb 7th, 2021
Alexandre Pagliano

Great drinking. Black cherry, crushed flowers and a very fresh, balanced palate, like new world Volnay. Will probably last stil several years in the cellar so no rush, but drinking great now. Recommended !

Great drinking. Black cherry, crushed flowers and a very fresh, balanced palate, like new world Volnay. Will probably last stil several years in the cellar so no rush, but drinking great now. Recommended !

Sep 25th, 2020
Charles Hill

Simply stunning. 2012 on 11/2019. Can use lots more time. Today the acid / fruit and tannic structure scream $200 bottle.

Simply stunning. 2012 on 11/2019. Can use lots more time. Today the acid / fruit and tannic structure scream $200 bottle.

Nov 27th, 2019
Ed Chin

7 yrs old and still somewhat primary! Many years of life ahead

7 yrs old and still somewhat primary! Many years of life ahead

Aug 6th, 2019
Daniel Steilen

Punching below its weight. Has the potential with good structure and balance but isn't showing very nose or complexity yet. Might be shut down a bit. Basically don't open this until it's a decade old.

Punching below its weight. Has the potential with good structure and balance but isn't showing very nose or complexity yet. Might be shut down a bit. Basically don't open this until it's a decade old.

Jul 22nd, 2017
The Schwartz

Just beautiful

Just beautiful

Jun 28th, 2015
Gerhard Ziemer

A baby, of course, being the 2012 but after open 3 days it really showed great depth and layers.

A baby, of course, being the 2012 but after open 3 days it really showed great depth and layers.

May 2nd, 2015
James Kaiser

James had this 2 years ago

James had this 2 years ago

Feb 16th, 2019