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2009 Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard San Mateo County
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Bright red.  Perfumed aromas of raspberry preserves, Asian spices and rose oil, along with a hint of mocha.  Sappy, penetrating and fresh, with juicy red berry and cherry flavors, silky texture and a late kick of spices.  Open-knit and very easy to drink, finishing with impressive clarity and lingering red fruit notes.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

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