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2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard (375ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Rhys Vineyards   details
Appellation: San Francisco Bay - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$35.75
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rated (2012 vintage, 750ml bottle) : September 24, 2014 , International Wine Cellar
92 points "Bright ruby-red. High-pitched red berry and potpourri scents show excellent clarity. Juicy, spicy and vibrant on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and candied rose flavors and a touch of blood orange. Takes a darker turn to blackberry with air and finishes long, spicy and gently tannic. A. Galloni -- 93pts The 2012 Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard is wonderfully supple and radiant, with the fruit front and center and aromatics more in the background. Silky tannins support a core of dark red stone fruits, spices, new leather and pine. I expect the 2012 will provide a wide and relatively long drinking window of pure pleasure. The 2012 was done with 60% whole clusters, all beautifully integrated, even at this early stage of the game. A View from the Cellar -- 93pts The 2012 Family Farm Vineyard bottling of pinot from Rhys is another outstanding example of the vintage, delivering an excellent and exotically spiced bouquet of dark berries, black currants, woodsmoke, fresh thyme, mustard seed, dried eucalyptus, beef stock, dark soil tones and a touch of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still very primary, with moderate tannins, lovely focus and grip, tangy acids and a long, classy and light on its feet finish. Beautiful juice. 2018-2040. " Best 2018-2035
rated (2011 vintage, 750ml bottle) : February 4, 2014 , The Wine Advocate
91 points "The 2011 Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard is one of the wilder wines in this range of 2011 Pinots. Game, tar, licorice and dark fruits all take on an intensely mineral personality with distinct volcanic overtones reminiscent of Aglianico and Taurasi. The layered, exotic finish is compelling and full of character. View from the Cellar -- 93+pts The 2011 Family Farm bottling has come in a tad less ripe than the Home Vineyard (12.8 percent alcohol versus 13-2 percent- both very, very civilized octane numbers in my book!) and as a result the wine is even a touch more red fruity and soil- driven in this vintage. The gorgeously complex nose offers up scents of cherries, beetroot, pomegranate, a great, complex base of soil, vinesmoke, a touch of nutskin, fresh herbs and a lovely, discreet framing of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full- bodied, complex and very transparent, with a fine core of fruit, suave tannins, tangy acids and excellent focus and grip on the very long and dancing finish. High class pinot. 2017- 2040. IWC -- 93pts (made with 58% whole clusters and raised in 40% new oak): Deep red. Black raspberry, cherry pit, Asian spices and smoky oak on the nose. Fine-grained and sappy, with strong lift to the flavors of dark raspberry, bitter cherry and blood orange. Finishes long, on a faintly medicinal note, with sweet harmonious tannins and lingering spiciness" Best 2017-2040
rated (2009 vintage, 750ml bottle) : September 1, 2011 , Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate)
94 points "The 2009 Pinot Noir Family Farm is one of the more delicate, ethereal wines in the lineup. Fermentation with 100% whole clusters gives the Family Farm a distinctly floral bouquet and graceful fruit. It is an impeccably elegant wine from start to finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2019. " Best 2014-2019
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