Rhys Vineyards

San Mateo County Pinot Noir

9.1119 ratings
9.224 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
Jon Bonné

Wine Editor San Francisco Chronicle

9.3

And a recap of my final bottle in SF.

And a recap of my final bottle in SF.

1 person found it helpfulApr 1st, 2015
Max Reichwage

Young and savory, very spicy tannins, good stemmy flavors, a little bit jolly rancher, interesting Pinot

Young and savory, very spicy tannins, good stemmy flavors, a little bit jolly rancher, interesting Pinot

Mar 27th, 2017
Alicia Cypress

Working from home/snow day/post-lunch (homemade burger on a biscuit with Boursin cheese) wine. Still a baby though. Pretty fruit emerging from an herbal-black tea backbone seems to slightly overtake the smoky char from the burger. UPDATE: on day 3 (stored in the regular fridge) this is beautiful. While it lost its aromatics, the palate is completely resolved with all its components integrated within itself

Working from home/snow day/post-lunch (homemade burger on a biscuit with Boursin cheese) wine. Still a baby though. Pretty fruit emerging from an herbal-black tea backbone seems to slightly overtake the smoky char from the burger. UPDATE: on day 3 (stored in the regular fridge) this is beautiful. While it lost its aromatics, the palate is completely resolved with all its components integrated within itself

Mar 14th, 2017
BurgundyFan

Rhys San Mateo Pinot Noir 2012 13.3% - very good, fruity, no oak, balanced, would give a hard time to a few tasters on a blind tasting

Rhys San Mateo Pinot Noir 2012 13.3% - very good, fruity, no oak, balanced, would give a hard time to a few tasters on a blind tasting

Feb 28th, 2016
Alicia Cypress

Holy balance batman! Still a youngin' but had to make some room for the new shipment scheduled to arrive in a few days.

Holy balance batman! Still a youngin' but had to make some room for the new shipment scheduled to arrive in a few days.

Oct 29th, 2015
Ziggy Eschliman

Wine Journalist/Host Wine Wednesday

9.3

Young & beautiful ...

Young & beautiful ...

Mar 23rd, 2015
Kimberly Charles

Burgundian meteor hits the Santa CruzMountains. #nuffsaid

Burgundian meteor hits the Santa CruzMountains. #nuffsaid

Mar 22nd, 2015
Martin Sheehan Stross

Hometown juice. Aggressive with the whole cluster but impossible not to love drinking it. Killer stuff.

Hometown juice. Aggressive with the whole cluster but impossible not to love drinking it. Killer stuff.

Jan 23rd, 2015
Chris MacLean

The first wine I've had from Rhys. Lived up to about 98 percent of the Rhys hype--which is not bad. Very spicy, earthy, and long. Not super complex at this point, but opening up.

The first wine I've had from Rhys. Lived up to about 98 percent of the Rhys hype--which is not bad. Very spicy, earthy, and long. Not super complex at this point, but opening up.

Dec 17th, 2014
Mark Freund

Whole cluster influence, approachable for Rhys at this young age with good fruit and secondary influences.

Whole cluster influence, approachable for Rhys at this young age with good fruit and secondary influences.

Nov 28th, 2014