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At Rhys Vineyards we aspire to make great wines from unique and expressive vineyards. This pursuit has lead us to select five different sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Our overriding belief that unique vineyard expression is the key to truly great wine leads us to an approach that includes: * A relentless, spare-no-expense, focus on producing the best possible fruit in the vineyard * Carefully selected cool weather sites that offer interesting and expressive soil character * Natural winemaking with minimal intervention These core tenets help us produce ageworthy wines that emphasize vineyard expression, balance, fresh fruit, and concentration. – Description from AlexJelena

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  • Rhys Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Alpine Vineyard 2012


    Very murky in the glass. Kind of a forest floor nose. On the tongue life is good. Tart red fruit--cherry, mostly, but with some stone fruit. The fruit, I have to add, is not over the top--not syrupy, at all, probably due to the acid. I do get some hints of spice. It could be cinnamon or it could be clove, but "hint" is the operative word. ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Rhys Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013


    Interesting herbal/spicy nose--not fruity, at all. There is red fruit on the tip of the tongue--tart and refreshing, not cloying, at all. Acid is very noticeable--in the tartness of the fruit and the spritziness on the edges of the tongue. Medium-boded, Some retro-nasal earthiness. Mosty tartness, again, in the aftertaste, Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Yes, v v.  I was hurting, this morning.  You'd think I was old ... disappointed.WOTN was the Rhys PN (Gawd it pains me to say that)  Very nice medium bodied wine.  Red fruit, but not in your face.  I've been having a few wines lately that just seem "lean."  While, this one was certainly not a mouth filler, I think the acid balance was spot on.... Read More

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  • Today's delivery from Rhys: 1 X 2015 Bearwallow Vineyard Chardonnay1 X 2015 Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir1 X 2014 Horseshoe Vineyard Syrah1 X 2015 San Mateo County Pinot Noir It appears that next week is going to be gonzo for deliveries, also. Read More

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  • Rhys Home Vineyard. Pinot Noir San Mateo County 2012


    Tart red fruit on entrycherry, plum. Quite light-bodied. A chalkiness on the rear palate. A supremely easy wine to drink. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard 2012


    More-red-than-blue purple color. A tad murky. Tart nose. Very much tart cherry on the tongue. Some stoniness or other kind of minerality. A bit of spritziness, especially, on the tip of the tongue, may be do to acidity. A refreshing, medium-bodied (light-bodied for a red) wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Emark at the price of Rhys, modest is not a word I would use, it will call for a special dinner Read More

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  • Glad to hear she's coming back, Jack.I don't think I've ever seen a ... received a solicitation from Rhys, today.  It's been a few years since I've purchased anything from Rhys, and I want to keep my hand in.  So I put in a modest order for some Chardonnay, PN, and Syra Read More

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  • Sent in my Halcon order, today:3 X Alturas (Syrah)1 X Esquistos (GSM)1 X ... ... guess, I should jump on the Rhys version when it comes out.  (I assume the Rhys '16 Bearwallow has not yet been released Read More

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  • Rhys Vineyards Alesia Alder Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013


    Restrained red fruit flavors. Light bodied. Easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

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