2006 Rhys Vineyards Alpine Road Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $49. · Deep reddish-purple color and a deeply charmed wine. Taunting aroma of black raspberry jam. Delicious compote of brambly dark and blue berries that is mouth filling, yet majestically toned. There were other flavors that defied description. The tannins were mild, dry and fine-grained, there was notable absence of oak, and the wine had impeccable balance. Still drank beautifully the next day from an opened, re-corked bottle. This is a wine that stirs emotion. Reviewed February 25, 2009

Winery: Rhys Vineyards
From article: Rhys Vineyards: Staking Out Terroir in the Santa Cruz Mountains