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2006 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard Hillside

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  • 94 WA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 297108-2006

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  • Burghound | Rating: 92

    No review available
    Drink Dates: 2012+
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Serves up a tasty mix of cherry and blackberry fruit that's sleek and refined. Spicy floral scents, dried berry and fine-grained tannins offer a minerally edge. Long, elegant and complex. 200 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2012
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The top current release of Pinot Noir is undoubtedly the Rhys 2006 Pinot Noir Alpine Hillside (200 cases). An impressive array of black raspberries, blueberries, violets, and crushed rocks soar from the glass of this dark ruby-colored wine. Structured, with moderate tannin, crisp, zesty acidity, and gorgeous purity, this is a sensational Pinot Noir that should evolve for at least a decade or more..
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: cpcolliton
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: GrapesofWrath
  • Self | Rating: 95

    intense noise at first. a bit funky. one hour later, it is like drinking liquid stone. Save some for next day and was even better, more complexity coming through. excellent wine
    Author: Seaway J
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Rhys is one of the best California Pinot producers around.
    Author: MWynholds
  • Self | Rating:

    Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines 03/20/09 The top current release of Pinot Noir is undoubtedly the Rhys 2006 Pinot Noir Alpine Hillside (200 cases). An impressive array of black raspberries, blueberries, violets, and crushed rocks soar from the glass of this dark ruby-colored wine. Structure... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Hillside Vineyard 750ml Read more: http://www.snooth.com/wine/rhys-pinot-noir-alpine-hillside-2006/#ixzz1UZ6D0C00
    Author: RKSIllini
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Tasting note: A beautifully complex nose features both dark red berry and blue fruit aromas nuanced by hints of herb, anise and a touch of minerality that continues onto the intense, precise, vibrant and serious medium-bodied flavors that possess a lovely and firm texture on the dry finish, which is used in the best sense of the term. This has nothing in common with the lush and opulent style of CA pinot and the texture is actually quite Burgundian with its dusty tannins and delineated mouth feel. A very impressive effort that has both the mid-palate concentration and the balance to age well though note that patience will be required. Tasted: Oct 01, 2008 Score: 92 Drink: 2012+
    Drink Dates: 2012-2012
    Author: Thanos
Chiseled deep into a Santa Cruz Mountain hillside with such vast and echoing chambers that it's lovingly termed "the rebel base," Rhys Vineyards and its visionary owner are on a mission. It all started for Kevin Harvey, a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur with a Burgundy obsession, in 1995 when he planted a small Pinot Noir vineyard in his backyard, and has transformed into a quest to uncover the mysteries of his un-glorified appellation's geography and achieve world-class Pinot Noir.

From his first garage wine, Harvey was struck with minerality that reminded him more of Burgundy than any domestic Pinot. So, using ambitious, biodynamic farming of tightly-spaced, high elevation, cool climate vineyards planted in specific sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains with shallow, rocky soils, preferably on hillsides, he set out to make the most mineral-driven, terroir-focused domestic Pinot. The results have garnered overwhelming praise from the entire spectrum of critical review. From Robert Parker to Allen Meadows, it's hard to find anyone who isn't impressed with this passionate operation producing perhaps the best New World Pinot anywhere.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 335 bottles owned
  • 119 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 119 collectors)