Rhys Vineyards Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2015

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Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

2015 is the end of the line for appellation wines bottled under the Rhys label. They will be repurposing the Alesia label to be used exclusively for appellation level wines which will be made with 100% Rhys estate vineyard fruit. This one in particular comes fully from the Bearwallow vineyard in Anderson Valley. It’s a lovely medium weighted pinot with raspberry, loam, and white pepper. med+ acidity and mild tannin. Improves with air and should improve over the next 3-5 yrs, although delicious now.

2015 is the end of the line for appellation wines bottled under the Rhys label. They will be repurposing the Alesia label to be used exclusively for appellation level wines which will be made with 100% Rhys estate vineyard fruit. This one in particular comes fully from the Bearwallow vineyard in Anderson Valley. It’s a lovely medium weighted pinot with raspberry, loam, and white pepper. med+ acidity and mild tannin. Improves with air and should improve over the next 3-5 yrs, although delicious now.

9.2

John Willison Delectable Pro

Crushed blue fruit, forest floor. Plums, tannins, lingering finish. Good wine.

Crushed blue fruit, forest floor. Plums, tannins, lingering finish. Good wine.

9.1

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Anderson Valley in California’s Mendocino County seems to get a little lost in the shuffle, which is unfortunate. Considerable investment in recent years has helped to elevate attention to the region that continues to prove it can excel with Chardonnays, Pinots, Syrahs and Cabernets. The 2015 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley), the second selection from Rhys's Bearwallow vineyard, is gorgeous. Sweet red cherry, hard candy, wild flowers, mint, and rose petal notes are pushed forward in a pliant, supple Pinot that will drink well right out of the gate. There is so much to like here, including the wine's engaging, up-front personality. This stellar appellation-level wine over delivers big time. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Aug 2017)

Anderson Valley in California’s Mendocino County seems to get a little lost in the shuffle, which is unfortunate. Considerable investment in recent years has helped to elevate attention to the region that continues to prove it can excel with Chardonnays, Pinots, Syrahs and Cabernets. The 2015 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley), the second selection from Rhys's Bearwallow vineyard, is gorgeous. Sweet red cherry, hard candy, wild flowers, mint, and rose petal notes are pushed forward in a pliant, supple Pinot that will drink well right out of the gate. There is so much to like here, including the wine's engaging, up-front personality. This stellar appellation-level wine over delivers big time. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Aug 2017)

9.2

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

Awesome Pinot. Big Strawberry. Barnyard must. Earthy.

Awesome Pinot. Big Strawberry. Barnyard must. Earthy.

9.4

Uli Klumpp

Promising, needs time

Promising, needs time

9.1

Andrew Lam

perhaps the best Rhys I've ever had. Nice bit of spice to it. We got the last bottle!

perhaps the best Rhys I've ever had. Nice bit of spice to it. We got the last bottle!

9.4

Luis Arguero

White pepper. Black cherries. Raspberries.

White pepper. Black cherries. Raspberries.

8.9

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

The force is strong with this one. Gravity defying ethereality relative to the immense density of flavor and a mouthfeel that pushes 1,000 thread count. Opens with a wild fruit arrangement of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry that comes through in perfect harmony, followed by grilled tangerine peel and baking spices with an earthy bent. The background is filled with a menagerie of orchard fruit, wildflowers, faint smoke, black tea, and rose hip. The balance and weightlessness are a deceptive precursor to the echo of a noticeably lengthy finish.

The force is strong with this one. Gravity defying ethereality relative to the immense density of flavor and a mouthfeel that pushes 1,000 thread count. Opens with a wild fruit arrangement of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry that comes through in perfect harmony, followed by grilled tangerine peel and baking spices with an earthy bent. The background is filled with a menagerie of orchard fruit, wildflowers, faint smoke, black tea, and rose hip. The balance and weightlessness are a deceptive precursor to the echo of a noticeably lengthy finish.

9.5

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm

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