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2007 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard San Mateo County

  • 93 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • 16 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 173686-2007-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($49) Deep red. Ripe cherry and dark berries on the nose, with dried rose and black cardamom notes gaining power with air. Deeply concentrated cherry and dark berry flavors are surprisingly nervy and focused, with a sweet floral pastille quality lending complexity. The finish is spicy, focused and very persistent, leaving sweet cherry preserve notes behind.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Burghound | Rating: 91

    A floral, pure and ultra elegant nose of freshly crushed red berry fruit aromas merge into delicious, ripe and admirably concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess a supple mouth feel on the mid-palate but tighten up considerably on the firm, mouth coating and moderately austere finish that is balanced and lingering. Most impressive and this could surprise to the upside.
    Drink Dates: 2014+
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Under the flagship Rhys moniker, the Rhys 2007 Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard looks to be a brilliant Pinot Noir from clay/loamy soils and sandstone. This Pinot exhibits intense red cherry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with some damp earth and forest floor notes. The wine is medium to full-bodied, elegant, pure, and just hinting at its ultimate potential. Backward, with an attractive acid profile, and sweet, noble tannin, this wine should hit its peak in about 3 years and last for at least a decade.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2021
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Unusually for a Rhys wine, this seems a little jammy and thick with a rather dry finish. Fruit flavours convincing though.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2020
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: Hammer Leah
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Charley
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2011-2020
    Author: EJS
  • Self | Rating:

    Black cherry nose combines rose petals and orange peel with fine black earth. Soft tannins. Approachable now but will improve with 5-10+ years in cellar
    Drink Dates: 2010-2017
    Author: Sandeep A
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

  • 457 bottles owned
  • 146 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 146 collectors)