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2007 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Falstaff Road Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 90 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 234726-2007-750

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$49.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($44) Deep, bright red. Ripe red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by blood orange and fresh flowers. Fleshy, palate-coating red fruit flavors deliver solid punch and pick up a sexy Indian spice character with air. The finish repeats the deep cherry note and leaves dusty mineral and floral traces in its expansive wake. I'd resist opening this one for at least another three years. (JR)
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Burghound | Rating: 90

    A subtle hint of menthol, black raspberry and cherry plus a hint of underbrush leads to delicious, round, ripe and sappy medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent mid-palate concentration and plenty of dry extract that buffers the solid tannic spine and coats the palate. There is some warmth that arrives on the finish though it's not enough to really affect the balance.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Medium-bodied, firm and spicy, with tight black cherry and wild berry fruit joined by a nice minerally, earthy edge that provides an added measure of complexity and depth. Needs time.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The potentially outstanding Alesia 2007 Pinot Noir Falstaff Road Vineyard, another Sonoma Coast site, exhibits sweet raspberry and black cherry notes intermixed with steely acidity and hints of wet rocks, subtle herbs, and background oak, with some firm tannins in the finish This looks set for a long life of at least 7-10+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Deep delicious black cherry fruit and Sonoma Coast spice. Approachable now but will improve with 5-10 years in cellar (from Rhys)
    Drink Dates: 2010-2017
    Author: Sandeep A
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Top flight pinot from top flight producer (Rhys) - ripe cherries and Asian spices with perfect balance. Smooth, drinkable wine with a wonderful after taste. Highly recommend!
    Author: VinoDeparture

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 359 bottles owned
  • 96 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 96 collectors)