2007 Rhys Vineyards Home Vineyard San Mateo County Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., $59. A field blend of .25 acres planted to 5’ x 6’ on decomposed sandstone. Yields of 2.5 tons per acre. Aged in 100% new French oak barrels. · Deep, dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Very ripe fruit aromas of black cherries, raisins, grilled fruit, leather and exotic spices. Moderately dense and thick dark berry and black cherry fruit with an earthy undertone and a hint of anise, all wrapped in restrained, firm tannins. Big-boned but soft on the palate, becoming smoother and more delightful with time in the glass. Very good. Reviewed January 27, 2011

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