Rhys Vineyards

Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.130 ratings
9.04 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
John Willison

Crushed berry, maraschino cherry, dried herb, sweet berry and earth finish.

Crushed berry, maraschino cherry, dried herb, sweet berry and earth finish.

Oct 25th, 2019
John Willison

Dried red and black fruit, licorice, lingering finish.

Dried red and black fruit, licorice, lingering finish.

Nov 3rd, 2018
Cameron Hoppas

Mineral, earthy, tart dark fruit, woodsy with a strong acid backbone.

Mineral, earthy, tart dark fruit, woodsy with a strong acid backbone.

Oct 28th, 2017
Aravind A

Pop and pour, notes from 4 hrs open. On the nose: perfume of sweet wild strawberry, soft vanilla, plum, loads of spice. Lovely. On the palate: excellent acidity, ok density, but definitely leams on the lighter side of the spectrum, lightweight, but loads of flavor with dark fruits, earthy notes, and attenuated tannin. Will check back in a few years, but unclear what the upside is based on acid and tannin structure. Very good right now.

Pop and pour, notes from 4 hrs open. On the nose: perfume of sweet wild strawberry, soft vanilla, plum, loads of spice. Lovely. On the palate: excellent acidity, ok density, but definitely leams on the lighter side of the spectrum, lightweight, but loads of flavor with dark fruits, earthy notes, and attenuated tannin. Will check back in a few years, but unclear what the upside is based on acid and tannin structure. Very good right now.

Oct 12th, 2021
Manj Gunawardane

Bright and fruity on opening. Juicy, good acidity, and restrained. Really showed on day 3 with serious depth, and a dark fruited, brooding essence. Some soy, brambles and balanced richness.

Bright and fruity on opening. Juicy, good acidity, and restrained. Really showed on day 3 with serious depth, and a dark fruited, brooding essence. Some soy, brambles and balanced richness.

Apr 19th, 2021
Todd Anderson

Nice light berry Pinot

Nice light berry Pinot

Nov 17th, 2019
Jon Ruyle

Just wonderful. I think it could use some more bottle age, though. A little austere, but the beautiful nose and minerality made me smile.

Just wonderful. I think it could use some more bottle age, though. A little austere, but the beautiful nose and minerality made me smile.

Mar 28th, 2019
Eric Vishria

I’m a big fan of this wine. Fruit forward but still has the layers of flavor and complexity.

I’m a big fan of this wine. Fruit forward but still has the layers of flavor and complexity.

Sep 21st, 2018
Daniel Steilen

A great, full fruited pinot. Not too much body though. Integrated enough to enjoy today but with improvements to come.

A great, full fruited pinot. Not too much body though. Integrated enough to enjoy today but with improvements to come.

Mar 31st, 2018
John Willison

Side by side, Rhys & RiversMarie Bearwallow. Damp earth, cranberry, rhubarb, licorice root. Dry, lingering finish. Well done.

Side by side, Rhys & RiversMarie Bearwallow. Damp earth, cranberry, rhubarb, licorice root. Dry, lingering finish. Well done.

Mar 17th, 2018