2012 Rhys Home Vineyard San Mateo County Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $79. From a small, 1.57- acre vineyard containing a mixed field blend of selections. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. The nose is closed for business initially, opening more the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Darker cherry and raspberry flavors are featured. Very tasty, and soft and smooth in the mouth. Finishes with showy oak and slightly astringent tannins. Lacks some excitement now, and should be cellared for at least a year. Score: 89-90. Reviewed January 23, 2015

Winery: Rhys Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir