2010 Rhys Home Vineyard San Mateo County Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., $79. A field blend grown in decomposed sandstone. First vintage that includes new and old sections. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Reserved, but pleasing aromas of darker red and black stone fruits and berries with hints of forest floor, Asian 5-spice, mushroom, cut flowers and toasted oak. Soft in the mouth with reserved tannins and a good cut of acidity. Lighter in this vintage, and approachable now, but is a little brooding and should benefit from more time in bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: Rhys Vineyards
From article: Small Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir and a Few Whites