2013 Rhys Home Vineyard San Mateo County Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $79. A mixed field blend from 1.57 acres. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose leads with aromas of red berries, rose petal and whole cluster spice. A daunting wine today, even when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, with muscular tannins that dominate the charming black cherry fruit. Whole cluster adds cinnamon and other baking spices along with stem notes. Softly textured, the wine’s tannins tend to ameliorate some over time in the glass allowing the cherry fruit to shine. Put this wine in the cellar for at least 3 to 5 years to allow the tannins to soften. Score: 89-91. Reviewed December 12, 2015

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