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2013 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir

SKU #1263464 94 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2013 vintage of Family Farm pinot noir is really starting to blossom nicely and this might be the first of the single vineyards I would reach for right now for current drinking from Rhys. The bouquet is deep, pure and beautifully black fruity today, offering up scents of black plums, dark berries, raw cocoa, gamebird, dark soil tones, woodsmoke, hints of the cola notes to come and a touch of new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and nicely sappy at the core, with good soil signature, suave, modest tannins and lovely length and grip on the complex and really quite wide open finish. This still has decades and decades of life ahead of it, but, it is already starting to drink with great aplomb. (Drink between 2019-2050) Inner quote mark (8/2019)

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark There is a kirsch-like character to the almost entirely red berry fruit-suffused nose that display background nuances of spice, lilac and rose petal. The flavor profile is almost a combination of the Alpine and Bearwallow in that there is good volume and flesh yet there is a lovely sense of refinement and detail, all wrapped in a minerally, dusty, palate coating and once again sneaky long finale. There is an interesting contrast between the almost delicate mid-palate the robust finish and this possesses plenty of focused power. Excellent but make no mistake that this beauty is not only built-to-age but is going to need it. *Outstanding* Inner quote mark (4/2016)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The only release from Kevin Harvey's team not from rocky soils, the 2013 Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard offers a lot of floral characteristics in its supple, rounded, fruit-loaded personality. More red fruits than black, with a full, loaded mid-palate and a rocking texture, it might not have the tension or structure of the Horseshoe or Alpine Vineyard releases, but makes up for it with its charm and approachability. (JD) Inner quote mark (10/2015)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2013 Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard comes across as dense, powerful and meaty, with notable intensity and a huge center of fruit, much of that an expression of these clay-rich soils. Smoke, game, dried flowers, tobacco and licorice add nuance as this virile, imposing Pinot shows off its personality. Hints of game and chalkiness impart a Volnay-like edge to the finish. There is a generosity to the 2013 that is impossible to miss. (AG) Inner quote mark (7/2015)


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