Rhys Vineyards Alesia Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Ratings on Delectable

John Willison Delectable Pro

Dark red berry fruit, licorice, black tea, bright berry finish. Bigger than Rhys.

Dark red berry fruit, licorice, black tea, bright berry finish. Bigger than Rhys.

9.0

Matt Trader Delectable Pro

Holy moly this pinot is delicious. Delicate, with some raspberry, fresh light herbs, anise, and clove tones with elevated, yet juicy acidity... the thing that makes this pinot so good is that it is simple, with excellent balance, and yet still has some complex layers. Aromas are enticing, and the finish is almost bone dry. Fairly young of course - could use a few more years to really be in its prime, however even now it is just flippin' fantastic. One of the best under $50 pinot noir I've had in a while.

Holy moly this pinot is delicious. Delicate, with some raspberry, fresh light herbs, anise, and clove tones with elevated, yet juicy acidity... the thing that makes this pinot so good is that it is simple, with excellent balance, and yet still has some complex layers. Aromas are enticing, and the finish is almost bone dry. Fairly young of course - could use a few more years to really be in its prime, however even now it is just flippin' fantastic. One of the best under $50 pinot noir I've had in a while.

9.4

Graham

From 375. Quality is legit on these.

From 375. Quality is legit on these.

9.2

RJ Stefanski

Medium bodied, plump, delicious Pinot sourced entirely from the Bearwallow Vineyard. Gorgeous red fruit core of raspberries and cherries with herbs, damp soil, and cola. This improved with a little air but was essentially pop-and-pour. $40 More info: Matured in French oak for 18 months (11% new). 12.9% abv

Medium bodied, plump, delicious Pinot sourced entirely from the Bearwallow Vineyard. Gorgeous red fruit core of raspberries and cherries with herbs, damp soil, and cola. This improved with a little air but was essentially pop-and-pour. $40 More info: Matured in French oak for 18 months (11% new). 12.9% abv

9.1

Graham

Good but not great. Good qpr though.

Good but not great. Good qpr though.

9.1

Graham

Wish I had more of these.

Wish I had more of these.

9.1

Ming L

Very nice mix of bright red and blue fruits, earthy elements, and minerality. Tug of war between light cola sweetness of smooth entry slight bitterness of a lengthy finish. Round but formidable tannins. Sumptuous yet refined. The Alesia label is dedicated to estate grown fruits. For 2016, it’s a single vineyard bottling.

Very nice mix of bright red and blue fruits, earthy elements, and minerality. Tug of war between light cola sweetness of smooth entry slight bitterness of a lengthy finish. Round but formidable tannins. Sumptuous yet refined. The Alesia label is dedicated to estate grown fruits. For 2016, it’s a single vineyard bottling.

8.9

yousef saed

Initially tasted at a Rhys pick up event and was enamored. Spice and cherry goodness. This bottle was muted and demure in comparison.

Initially tasted at a Rhys pick up event and was enamored. Spice and cherry goodness. This bottle was muted and demure in comparison.

8.7

Brendan Baker

Red apple skins, wild strawberry, spice. Med - body, med + acidity. Bit sharp upon opening but much improved with air (and with food)

Red apple skins, wild strawberry, spice. Med - body, med + acidity. Bit sharp upon opening but much improved with air (and with food)

9.1

Hiliary Weill

Wine with friends :)

Wine with friends :)

10

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