2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, San Mateo County)

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California, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, San Francisco Bay, San Mateo County, USA

Not as good as the 2008 Rhys Alpine Vineyard, but a good CA Pinot nonetheless. This shows some restraint, minerality, and bright fruit. That said, the fruit is very dark with blackberry and plum, and the texture is slightly chalky and chewy. I don’t know what the whole cluster percentage of this is, but my guess is that it is high…the wine has a pretty impressive structure that I believe will reward medium to long term cellaring. My only complaint is that it is missing the silkiness that some of the Santa Cruz Mountain Rhys wines have. A very good CA Pinot by today’s standards.

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