Rhys Vineyards San Mateo County Pinot Noir 2013

Ratings on Delectable

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

When I come across Kevin Harvey's Rhys Vineyards I always think about this excerpt from a piece Jon Bonne wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle back in 2011: "The depleted soils of Harvey’s Skyline vineyard, planted at the winery, are so densely planted and demandingly farmed, at about 7,000 vines per acre, that its 14,000 vines yielded just 660 bottles of wine in 2009. Which explains a revealing harvest moment that stuck in Harvey’s head: “One guy comes out of the vineyard and says, ‘Why do you hate money?'”" This is strawberry at its perfect ripeness. Exotic, perfumed, pure, and wild. A Pinot Noir like this probably makes Cali Pinot producers wish they were in Burgundy and Burgundy producers awkwardly self-conscious. It's cerebral hedonism.

When I come across Kevin Harvey's Rhys Vineyards I always think about this excerpt from a piece Jon Bonne wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle back in 2011: "The depleted soils of Harvey’s Skyline vineyard, planted at the winery, are so densely planted and demandingly farmed, at about 7,000 vines per acre, that its 14,000 vines yielded just 660 bottles of wine in 2009. Which explains a revealing harvest moment that stuck in Harvey’s head: “One guy comes out of the vineyard and says, ‘Why do you hate money?'”" This is strawberry at its perfect ripeness. Exotic, perfumed, pure, and wild. A Pinot Noir like this probably makes Cali Pinot producers wish they were in Burgundy and Burgundy producers awkwardly self-conscious. It's cerebral hedonism.

9.5

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

Incredible. Period.

Incredible. Period.

9.6

Alicia Cypress Delectable Pro

Drinking a bit bigger than I was expecting.

Drinking a bit bigger than I was expecting.

9.1

Graham

Love this wine. Balanced tannins and fruit.

Love this wine. Balanced tannins and fruit.

9.2

Eric LaMasters

Nice, pure, juicy Pinot. Perhaps a bit simple, but pleasant.

Nice, pure, juicy Pinot. Perhaps a bit simple, but pleasant.

8.9

Barbie Fiallo

Perfect pairing for a scorching curry!!!!!

Perfect pairing for a scorching curry!!!!!

9.2

Matt Lichtenberg

End of the evening before bedtime closer out of 500ml. Love what these guys are doing.

End of the evening before bedtime closer out of 500ml. Love what these guys are doing.

9.0

Jimmy E

Jenna's favorite

Jenna's favorite

9.3

Chip Stryker

This is easy....I have yet to find anything disagreeable with any bottle I've had from Rhys & this is no different.

This is easy....I have yet to find anything disagreeable with any bottle I've had from Rhys & this is no different.

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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