VOLUME 11, ISSUE 45
June 12, 2019

2015 Rhys Vineyards Porcupine Hill Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., $79. 3 acres of selection massale and heritage clones. High density vines planted at Bearwallow Vineyard. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of dark raspberry, cherry, turned earth, underbrush and spice lead off. More fruity on the palate, featuring mid weight flavors of cherry and raspberry with a bit of earthiness. Firm tannins show up as astringency on the juicy, cherry-driven finish. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and recorked bottle, the wine was softer in the mouth with delightful cherry fruit and less astringency. Score: 92. Reviewed April 14, 2018

Winery: Rhys Vineyards
From article: Recent Sips of California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay