Vineyard: Bearwallow

OwnerKevin Harvey
AppellationAnderson Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Rhys Vineyards Bearwallow Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Made from existing plantings of Dijon and Pommard clones. 8’ x 5’ spacing, planted 12 years ago. Almost no new oak, very little whole cluster. · Fragrant with fresh berry compote and vanilla. Juicy acidity elevates the dark berry, plum and pomegranate flavors which end with noticeable presence on a focused, tight and gritty finish. Very good. Reviewed April 13, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Rhys Bearwallow Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $59. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Delicate aromas of cherry, spiced red plum and rose petals. Lighter in weight with redder fruits than the 2009 vintage, but offering fresher and juicier strawberry and cherry flavors. Mild, soft tannins and good vibrancy, this wine has more tension and appeal than the previous vintage. Score: 89. Reviewed September 5, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Rhys Bearwallow Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $59. 6.56 acres planted to 115, 777 and Pommard clones. Walfey-Bearwallow series soils consisting of 6 to 24 inches of topsoil over deep fractured shale. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Satisfying fruity aromas including an array of dark berries and plum with a hint of vanilla. The core of dark berries and black plum flavors are saturating and bring the mid palate to attention. Creamy soft in the mouth with a generous fruit-driven finish. Riper fruit than in 2010. Score: 88. Reviewed September 5, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »