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2007 Rhys Vineyards Family Farm Vineyard San Mateo County Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $49. Swan selection, Pommard clone, Dijon 115 clone planted on alluvial clay loam. Yield of 2.1 tons per acre. Aged in 40% new French oak barrels. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Great nose with flamboyant scents of black cherry compote, raspberry jam, clove and other spices, and a hint of smoke. Dark red fruited with intense and vivid red plum and berry flavors framed by exotic spices. The tannins are firm and dry, the mouth feel is silky, and the balance is spot on. A beautiful, black tie Pinot Noir that demands attention. Reviewed January 27, 2011

Winery: Rhys Vineyards
From article: Rhys Vineyards: Three Vintage Tasting