2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Skyline Vineyard, USA, California, Santa Cruz, Wine Review
Rhys makes some of the best Pinot Noir's in California. This is bigger in fruit but with a Burgundy styling. Garnet in color, clear and bright. The nose has cherries, slight black cherries, spice and just a hint of pine. Medium bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, this is delicious. Cherries and some black cherries with an underlying char and forest floor. Great balance. Long finish. This is still drinking youthfully. It should continue to so do for another ten to fifteen years. Nice on its own, this works well with poultry or meats, but would be nice with Salmon as well.