TN: 2004 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Chileno Valley

  • 2004 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Chileno Valley - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (7/1/2011)
    Not quite a 90 point wow, but close. Popped and poured on the back deck. Unexpected mouth feel. There was a definite fizzy feel in the mouth. My wife noticed it also. BUT there was no apparent carbonation in the glass. I had not read the TNs on CT before I write this, but it appears to be a common trait in this wine. Color was dark for Burgundy but average for a Cali pinot. There was a bit of cola pinot funk and some cherry and other red fruit with some minerals. My wife’s comment was that this could still wait a few years and I tend to think she is right. BUT it is a very nice wine to drink now. Three of us polished off the bottle so fast that we all accused the others of taking too much. ABV 14.0% not noticeable. Excellent balance. I bought this from the mailing list when issued and later dropped Rhys because I had too much wine. That was a mistake. (89 pts.)

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