Vineyard: Rhys Home

OwnerKevin Harvey
AppellationSan Mateo County
StoryRhys Vineyards property
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Rhys Home Vineyard San Mateo County Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $79. From a small, 1.57- acre vineyard containing a mixed field blend of selections. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. The nose is closed for business initially, opening more the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Darker cherry and raspberry flavors are featured. Very tasty, and soft and smooth in the mouth. Finishes with showy oak and slightly astringent tannins. Lacks some excitement now, and should be cellared for at least a year. Score: 89-90. Reviewed January 23, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Rhys Vineyards Home Vineyard San Mateo County Pinot Noir

13.2% alc.. 100% whole cluster, aged in 10% new French oak. · Highly perfumed with exotic spices including cardamom. Juicy and satisfying on the palate, featuring darker stone fruits and berries. The whole cluster really compliments the fruit. Finishes with a dry, focused finish that sports a hint of iron and loam. Exceptional. Reviewed April 13, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Rhys Home Vineyard San Mateo County Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., $79. A field blend grown in decomposed sandstone. First vintage that includes new and old sections. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Reserved, but pleasing aromas of darker red and black stone fruits and berries with hints of forest floor, Asian 5-spice, mushroom, cut flowers and toasted oak. Soft in the mouth with reserved tannins and a good cut of acidity. Lighter in this vintage, and approachable now, but is a little brooding and should benefit from more time in bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed September 5, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Rhys Vineyards Home Vineyard San Mateo County Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., $59. A field blend of .25 acres planted to 5’ x 6’ on decomposed sandstone. Yields of 2.5 tons per acre. Aged in 100% new French oak barrels. · Deep, dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Very ripe fruit aromas of black cherries, raisins, grilled fruit, leather and exotic spices. Moderately dense and thick dark berry and black cherry fruit with an earthy undertone and a hint of anise, all wrapped in restrained, firm tannins. Big-boned but soft on the palate, becoming smoother and more delightful with time in the glass. Very good. Reviewed January 27, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »