TN: Some New Ryme Reds....(short/boring)

We tasted these new Rymes at Pig+Fig last week:

  1. Ryme Grenache PetrichorVnyd/FountainGroveDist/SonomaCnty (14.1%) 2021: Light color; quite spicy/strawberry/Grenache bit earthy some depth/complex bit Rhonish/roasted quite attractive nose; bit softer/rounder deep/Grenache/strawberry light oak slight w-c/Rhonish/earthy/roasted bit complex flavor w/ light chewey tannins; very long bit lighthish/strawberry/Grenache/spicy some w-c/Rhonish/rasted bit complex finish w/ light tannins; a rather interesting Rhonish Grenache that reminds a bit of Ch.Fonsalette; quite attractive serious Grenache; bit pricey at $55.00

  1. Ryme CabFranc AlagriaVnyd/RRV/SonomaCnty (13.4%; Geyserville 2021: Very dark near black color; intense herbal/CabFranc/blackcurranty/thyme/rosemary some Loire-like lovely nose; quite tart/tangy intense blackcurranty/very herbal/CabFranc/thyme/rosemary structured bit hard/tannic slight toasty/oak rather a brute of a wine flavor w/ ample chewey tannins; very long rather herbal/CabFranc/blackcurranty/thyme/pungent some complex finish w/ ample tannins; a quite structured intense CabFranc some Loire-like/herbal almost oafish red at a good price; needs 5-10 yrs. $35.00

  1. Ryme Aglianico LunaMattaVnyd/PasoRobles (14.5%) 2013: Very dark/near black color w/ slight bricking; intense boysenberry/black cherry cola/licorice some toasty/oak bit chocolaty/ripe some complex nose; fairly tart very intense blackberry/boysenberry/chocolaty/licorice/pungent some toasty/oak bit complex some rustic flavor w/ ample rough tannins; very long/lingering intense black cherry cola/boysenberry/Aglianico slightly rustic some toasty/oak finish w/ ample tannins; still showing intense Aglianico fruit and not a lot of evolution; a slight earthy/rustic character that suggests Italianate; still needs more age. $40.00

  1. Ryme Aglianico LunaMattaVnyd/PasoRobles (14.4%) 2019: Very dark/near black color; intense boysenberry/bit chocolaty/licorice/black cherry cola/huge fruit light toasty/oak bit earthy/rustic bit complex nose; bit softer more ripe intense boysenberry/blackberry/Aglianico/intense fruit/chocolaty some toasty/oak bit rustic/slightly coarse flavor w/ ample rough tannins; very long/lingering intense fruit/Aglianico/boysenberry/blackberry/licorice/chocolaty some toasty/oak bit complex finish w/ ample tannins; not really any Paso/jammy character but loads of intense Aglianico fruit; quite structured & needs age; will be interesting to see what this evolves into w/ 5-10 yrs of age; bit pricey at $60.00.

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  1. I generally like the Ryme Reds. They tend to be pretty big & extracted & need some age.
    I’ve been very fond of their Aglianico. It has just a hint of rusticity that suggests Italian Aglianico but definitely Calif in style.
    Alas, John&Jody Ahner sold LunaMatta several yrs ago to the Daou family. They immediately went in & grafted over all the interesting Italian stuff to Cab & Merlot. Whatta tragedy. I assume Stephy Terrizzi was fired as vnyd manager. So, no more Ryme Aglianico.
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Shame to hear about the end of the Aglianico vines being removed. I’ll have to search a bottle of this out before it’s too hard to find.

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