Tried this Fri night w/ Susan:
- Ryme PinotNoir LasBrisasVnyd/Carneros/SonomaCnty (13.1%; www.RymeCellars.com) Geyserville 2015: Med.color; strong black cherry/PN bit earthy light smokey/toasty/oak classic PN nose; fairly tart/lean rather black cherry/PN/earthy light toasty/smokey/oak/pencilly very attractive lightweight flavor w/ light smooth tannins; very long fairly tart light earthy/loamy strong black cherry/PN light pencilly/oak/toasty finish w/ light gentle tannins; reminds me some of the early CarnerosCreek Pinots but lighter & more lively; a very pretty/attractive rendition of PN and what I’d expect of Ryme. $36.00
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- Ryme: The winery of Ryan & Megan Glaab. Make their wine in the same mushroom farm as SamBilbro/Idelwild.
The LasBrisasVnyd is farmed/owned by FrankMahoney, the founder of CarnerosCreekWnry. He did a lot of clonal trials of Pinot at his vnyd back in the mid-'70’s. Doesn’t get the recognition for his pioneering work w/ Pinot in Calif that he deserves. His first was his '76 Estate and it was terrific. He now makes his Pinot under the MahoneyFamilyEstate label. There are very/very good and don’t get the recognition they deserve.