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2013 Rhys Family Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 8233325 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
gylee 1 $50 $50
4 $50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8254532 3 $50 Jun 5, 2022
I8249808 1 $50 Jun 5, 2022
I8233325 1 $50 May 22, 2022
I8223324 1 $50 May 15, 2022
I8188953 1 $50 Apr 24, 2022
I8134831 1 $51 Mar 13, 2022
I8050919 3 $50 Jan 2, 2022
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...supple, rounded, fruit-loaded personality. More red fruits than black, with a full, loaded mid-palate and a rocking texture...

93Vinous / IWC

Smoke, game, dried flowers, tobacco and licorice add nuance as this virile, imposing Pinot shows off its personality. Hints of game and chalkiness impart a Volnay-like edge to the finish

93Burghound.com

...good volume and flesh yet there is a lovely sense of refinement and detail, all wrapped in a minerally, dusty, palate coating and once again sneaky long finale.

PRODUCER

Rhys

Rhys Vineyards is a Santa Cruz maker of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The estate is owned by Kevin Harvey, who has vineyards in several sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Rhys Vineyards also makes a few wines under the Alesia label that come from grapes purchased in the Sonoma Coast and in the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is the Rhys Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, however, that have made the small estate into something of a cult producer of California wines with Burgundian appeal. Both the Pinots and Chardonnays regularly earn high ratings from reviewers. The wines are generally available through mailing lists.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.