rhys, bearwallow pinot noir, anderson valley 2016
VINOUS
92
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92

2016 rhys, bearwallow pinot noir, anderson valley

Why We're Buying

Rhys Bearwallow Vineyard is one of the finest renditions of pinot noir from the Anderson Valley. It delivers a quintessential bouquet of pungent red fruits, mouth-watering savoriness, and unshakeable balance. Best of all, this red wine comes with a more than reasonable price tag.

Critics Scores

VINOUS
92

Vinous

The 2016 Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard is a soft, seductive wine. Silky tannins frame the floral, red and purplish berry fruit nicely. This is one of the more nuanced and delicate wines in the range. In fact, the Bearwallow comes across as a bit hushed today relative to how it showed from barrel. There is plenty to admire in the 2016. Best of all, the Bearwallow should drink well with minimal cellaring. (Drink between 2018-2031)

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The most approachable of Rhys' vineyard-designate Pinot Noirs, the 2016 Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard offers up expressive aromas of black plums, wild berries, peonies and rich soil. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it's supple and layered, with a juicy core of crunchy fruit, succulent acids and lovely declination. Already integrated and giving, drink it over the next decade or more.