Rhys Vineyards

Home Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.013 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
San Mateo County, San Francisco Bay, 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
Marc Melser

We had this on 6/3/21 for Cindy’s Birthday. Tastes of blackberry, black cherry, and cinnamon. Medium bodied. Short finish. A fair Pinot.

We had this on 6/3/21 for Cindy’s Birthday. Tastes of blackberry, black cherry, and cinnamon. Medium bodied. Short finish. A fair Pinot.

Jun 4th, 2021
John Davidson

Excellent!!

Excellent!!

Dec 5th, 2020
Todd Anderson

Nicely balanced. Drink now.

Nicely balanced. Drink now.

May 12th, 2019
William Goldsmith

Touch young but it's all there

Touch young but it's all there

Oct 18th, 2016
S.R.Alexander

Incredibly delineated pretty nose. More floral than earthy, there's very nice balance here.

Incredibly delineated pretty nose. More floral than earthy, there's very nice balance here.

Feb 22nd, 2016
Keith Levenberg

This might be the most structured Home released to date, but it's not closed. It is however very busy with a jumble of things going on right away - a streak of green stemminess, bright, zingy red fruit, a dash of sophisticated oak spice. Sometimes the Rhys wines on release show a lot of sweet primary fruit that needs some airing to mellow out, but that's not the case with this one, the fruit is already fairly restrained right out of the gate. it *still* moves to the background though, and it doesn't take much time before the wine is barely showing any fruitiness at all, just a blue/black complexion and an intense sensation of crushed stones, which combined with the powerful tannin make the texture of this thing very palpably grainy. It stays very drinkable though, never drying on the palate. Not as elegant as some vintages of Home have been, but the complexity is here.

This might be the most structured Home released to date, but it's not closed. It is however very busy with a jumble of things going on right away - a streak of green stemminess, bright, zingy red fruit, a dash of sophisticated oak spice. Sometimes the Rhys wines on release show a lot of sweet primary fruit that needs some airing to mellow out, but that's not the case with this one, the fruit is already fairly restrained right out of the gate. it *still* moves to the background though, and it doesn't take much time before the wine is barely showing any fruitiness at all, just a blue/black complexion and an intense sensation of crushed stones, which combined with the powerful tannin make the texture of this thing very palpably grainy. It stays very drinkable though, never drying on the palate. Not as elegant as some vintages of Home have been, but the complexity is here.

Nov 21st, 2015
Chantal Forthun

Winemaker Flowers Vineyard & Winery

9.2

Chantal had this 3 years ago

Chantal had this 3 years ago

Nov 25th, 2018
James Kaiser

James had this a year ago

James had this a year ago

Aug 10th, 2020
Tiffany Ho

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Tiffany had this a year ago

Jun 15th, 2020
James Kaiser

James had this a year ago

James had this a year ago

Feb 24th, 2020