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Vineyard: Alpine Road

OwnerKevin Harvey
AppellationSanta Cruz Mountains
StoryRhys Vineyards property
VarietiesPinot Noir

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2007 Rhys Vineyards Alpine Road Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

13.7% alc.. Left on the lees until bottling. Unfined and unfiltered. · Chalky minerality runs through this superb wine. Accents of smoky oak, pear and citrus add interest. There is a lingering taste of lemon meringue pie on the finish which offers a refreshing grip of acid. Reviewed February 25, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Rhys Vineyards Alpine Road Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 450 cases. · Very showy scents of dark berries, root beer, herbs and roses. Vibrant fruitiness in the mouth with remarkable roundness and intensity considering the alcohol level. Very soft tannins make this wine easily approachable now. Reviewed February 25, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Rhys Vineyards Alpine Road Vineyard Hillside Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., 100 cases, $49. · Very dark reddish-purple hue (the Dark Knight in the lineup). On the nose there are bright fresh berries and wet rocks. Generous amounts of ripe Pinot fruits, especially black raspberry, with a base of minerals and earth that fan out nicely on the palate. Still restrained and seductive, hiding behind a healthy structure of ripe, firm tannins. A distinctive wine of great charisma that needs some time to fully reveal itself. Reviewed February 25, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Rhys Vineyards Alpine Road Vineyard Swan Terrace Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 150 cases, $59. · This wine outshines the other two Rhys Alpine Road Vineyard Pinot Noirs which are very stellar in their own right. It just sucks the air out of you, leaving you speechless. I had very few notes written down on this one other than a star because all I could do was shake my head and smile. The demure dark stone and berry fruits laced with anise and musk grab you and draw you in. The wine is a revelation, exceeding the bounds of description. Reviewed February 25, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Rhys Vineyards Alpine Road Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $49. · Deep reddish-purple color and a deeply charmed wine. Taunting aroma of black raspberry jam. Delicious compote of brambly dark and blue berries that is mouth filling, yet majestically toned. There were other flavors that defied description. The tannins were mild, dry and fine-grained, there was notable absence of oak, and the wine had impeccable balance. Still drank beautifully the next day from an opened, re-corked bottle. This is a wine that stirs emotion. Reviewed February 25, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »