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Pinot Noir is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult varietal to cultivate and vinify. The grape's tendency to produce tightly packed clusters makes it susceptible to several viticultural hazards, and the thin-skins and low levels of phenolic compounds result in mostly lightly colored, medium-bodied, low-tannin wines. The tremendously broad range of bouquets, flavors, textures and impressions that Pinot noir can produce lends to its overall popularity but also to its misunderstanding. In the broadest terms, the wine tends to display aromas reminiscent of black and/or red cherry, raspberry and to a lesser extent currant and many other fine small red and black berry fruits. Traditional Pinot Noir is famous for its savory fleshiness and 'farmyard' aromas, but changing fashions, modern winemaking techniques, and new easier-to-grow clones have favored a lighter, more fruit-prominent, cleaner style.

Like many other red varietals, the character of the wine depends heavily on where the grapes are grown and how they are vinified, and these distinctions are largely reflected in a New World/Old World dichotomy. The Burgundy region in France, Pinot Noir's place of origin, is renowned for producing the most complex, ageworthy, and esoteric versions. These can range from dark, brooding, densely tannic wines to light, ethereally elegant wines of intensely perfumed character. Fruit profiles often differ as well, but the common denominator in all Burgundy Pinot Noir is the essence of the place in which it grows, coined as the term terroir. The finest examples, after years of proper aging, display haunting aromas and flavors that defy description using refrences of common reference points. The grape has also found highly unique expression in the vineyards of Germany, where it's known as Spätburgund. From the steep slopes of the Ahr Valley to the rolling, pastorl hills of the Pfalz, the country is producing wines with notably vibrant fruit and deep savory character, but also a rugged edge in which the stamp of terroir is also evident.

New World styles of Pinot Noir also vary in their specifics, but in general they are built on a bright, expressive fruit profile. California has several regions that excel with the varietal, most famously the Sonoma Coast AVA and its sub-AVA Russian River Valley. The wines typically display exuberant red cherry and strawberry notes along with the occasional savory spice elements. While these are cool climates by New World standards, Pinot Noir still achieves more consistent ripeness and more viscosity and body as a result. The AVAs of Santa Barbara County also produce outstanding versions with more concentrated savory profile, while Mendocino County's wines tend toward the dark-fruited, earthy profile. Oregon's Willamette Valley is perhaps the most old school of the New WOrld profiles, where fruit is less pronounced and an herbacious forest floor component imparts a touch of terroir on the wines. Perhaps the most exciting New World Pinot Noir wines are now coming from New Zealand, where the Central Otago and Martinborough regions are producing wines of dark fruit character with essentially cool-climate structure and texture, an intriguing, if non-traditional, combination.

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Dopp Creek represents the broadest combined expression of our Estate, and embodies our most approachable and versatile wine. Engaging from the moment you pop the cork, rich red fruit and savory herbs lead to a mouthwatering palate of dark fruit and baking spice, with juicy, supple structure… ...
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Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Dopp Creek 2016  (#333731)

Pinot Noir from Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Dopp Creek represents the broadest combined expression of our Estate, and embodies our most approachable and versatile wine. Engaging from the moment you pop the cork, rich red fruit and savory herbs lead to a mouthwatering palate of dark fruit and…

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95 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce leaps from the glass with gregarious black cherries, pomegranate and cranberry notes with touches of red roses, lavender and dried Provence herbs plus a waft of black soil. Medium to… ...
WA 95
AG 94
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Walter Hansel Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Cuvee Alyce 2016  (#333689)

Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

95 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce leaps from the glass with gregarious black cherries, pomegranate and cranberry notes with touches of red roses, lavender and dried…

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At 3.0 ha, this is by far the domaine's largest holding. A blend of some 20 vineyards, this is quintessential Chambolle combining both elegance and finesse at a superb price. (Compare against Vogue, Roumier or Mugnier, all at $100 !) 90 points John Gilman: ...fine bouquet of black cherries, red… ...
JG 90
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Felettig Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2014  (#332099)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

At 3.0 ha, this is by far the domaine's largest holding. A blend of some 20 vineyards, this is quintessential Chambolle combining both elegance and finesse at a superb price. (Compare against Vogue, Roumier or Mugnier, all at $100 !) 90 points John…

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94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): ...They use no sulfur and no oak in the production of this wine, and it has some of the character from the full clusters. However, the palate is very relaxed and harmonious and also mineral, with plenty of finesse and perfectly ripe fruit without excess.… ...
WA 94
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Montsecano Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley Refugio 2017  (#702168)

Pinot Noir from Casablanca Valley, Aconcagua, Chile

94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): ...They use no sulfur and no oak in the production of this wine, and it has some of the character from the full clusters. However, the palate is very relaxed and harmonious and also mineral, with plenty of…

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94-97 points Fine Wine Review: Bertrand Chevillon said that losses due to the frost were from 50-80% of a normal crop... The fruit here is ripe, almost syrupy, but without sacrificing freshness or purity. Those lucky enough to obtain some of the wine will find that as usual, the quality here is… ...
FWR 94-97
JG 95
JM 95
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Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er cru Les Vaucrains 2016  (#331415)

Pinot Noir from Nuits-St.-Georges, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

94-97 points Fine Wine Review: Bertrand Chevillon said that losses due to the frost were from 50-80% of a normal crop... The fruit here is ripe, almost syrupy, but without sacrificing freshness or purity. Those lucky enough to obtain some of the wine…

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FWR 94-97
JG 95
JM 95
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94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2013 Pinot Noir Cargasacchi Vineyard is another delicious, vibrant Pinot Noir from Jeannie Bonnaccorsi. Sweet red plum, mint, lavender, game and sage open up nicely. Intense but also translucent in style, the 2013 oozes with personality. This is another… ...
AG 94
WA 90
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Bonaccorsi Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Cargasacchi Vineyard 2013  (#329400)

Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2013 Pinot Noir Cargasacchi Vineyard is another delicious, vibrant Pinot Noir from Jeannie Bonnaccorsi. Sweet red plum, mint, lavender, game and sage open up nicely. Intense but also translucent in style, the…

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96-99 points Jasper Morris, MW: 15 barrels from 6.5 ha is a miserable return, especially sad given the extraordinary quality of the wine. It has a huge rich dense inky colour. The massive nose is not clumsy but denotes an intensity which is scarcely ready to speak. With time we start to see an… ...
JM 96-99
JG 97
TA 96
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Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2016  (#332867)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

96-99 points Jasper Morris, MW: 15 barrels from 6.5 ha is a miserable return, especially sad given the extraordinary quality of the wine. It has a huge rich dense inky colour. The massive nose is not clumsy but denotes an intensity which is scarcely…

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JM 96-99
JG 97
TA 96
95 points PinotFile: 14.2% alc., 218 cases. 56% Roberts Road, 22% Grand Vent and 22% Stiling vineyards. 50% Swan, 28% 777, 15% Pommard, 4.5% 113 and 2.5% 667. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 62% new. Moderate garnet color in the glass. A toned and trim wine with both weight and… ...
PF 95
WE 92
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Eric Kent Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Sascha Marie 2015  (#333799)

Pinot Noir from South Coast, California

95 points PinotFile: 14.2% alc., 218 cases. 56% Roberts Road, 22% Grand Vent and 22% Stiling vineyards. 50% Swan, 28% 777, 15% Pommard, 4.5% 113 and 2.5% 667. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 62% new. Moderate garnet color in the glass. A…

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98 points James Suckling: Dark fruit with blackberry and blueberry aromas as well as needles and basil. Full-bodied, dense and layered with mushroom, moss and bark. A dark berry character, too. A unique expression of pinot noir from old vines in Patagonia. Needs three to five years to soften but a… ...
JS 98
WA 96
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Chacra Pinot Noir Patagonia Treinta y Dos 2016  (#701990)

Pinot Noir from Patagonia, Argentina

98 points James Suckling: Dark fruit with blackberry and blueberry aromas as well as needles and basil. Full-bodied, dense and layered with mushroom, moss and bark. A dark berry character, too. A unique expression of pinot noir from old vines in…

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A classic UNUM in aromas and palate. Dark red color with intoxicating aromas of bramble-berry red and blue fruits, baking spices, geraniums and white tropical flowers. Generous, juicy and fleshy on the palate ending deliciously and wanting more. 14 months in 33% new French oak. 20% whole- cluster… ...
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Pence Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Estate Unum 2016  (#331482)

Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California

A classic UNUM in aromas and palate. Dark red color with intoxicating aromas of bramble-berry red and blue fruits, baking spices, geraniums and white tropical flowers. Generous, juicy and fleshy on the palate ending deliciously and wanting more. 14…

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96 points James Suckling: Impressive structure and concentration. Terrific complexity in the mix here, too. Blueberries and mixed cherries on the nose and palate with a terrific layering of plush, assertive tannins and a fresh, vibrant kick into the finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap. (10/8/18) ...
JS 96
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Dog Point Pinot Noir Marlborough 2016  (#702123)

Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand

96 points James Suckling: Impressive structure and concentration. Terrific complexity in the mix here, too. Blueberries and mixed cherries on the nose and palate with a terrific layering of plush, assertive tannins and a fresh, vibrant kick into the…

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This wine is all about the bright fresh purity of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir! The Commuter Cuvée is our first release Pinot Noir each year and is a blend from multiple Willamette Valley vineyards that capture the essence of each vintage. It’s a wine for every occasion from a family dinner to… ...
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Grochau Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Commuter Cuvee 2015  (#328715)

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

This wine is all about the bright fresh purity of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir! The Commuter Cuvée is our first release Pinot Noir each year and is a blend from multiple Willamette Valley vineyards that capture the essence of each vintage. It’s a…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
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