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La Crema Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - At 12,155 cases, the delicious 2013 Pinot Noir Russian River is the largest cuvée. It exhibits classic notes from Russian River,...
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Marimar Pinot Noir Cristina 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Fresh aromas of blueberry and black cherry give this focus. While firmly tannic, everything stays in place through the long finish. Ends...
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Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Coopersmith 2013 750ml

Rated 96 - From Laguna Ridge Vineyard, which surrounds the producer's winery, this bottling begs to be explored. It's beguiling from the beginning,...
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Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Klopp 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Klopp is a mix of California and Burgundy clones, one of the producer's finest offerings every year, made in an opulent, balanced style....
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Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Meredith Estate 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - An enormous wine, rich and complex and tannic enough to cellar. Made from the estate vineyard in the Sebastopol area, it floods the...
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Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Olivet Lane 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - A beautifully complex, spicy and elegant range of both red and dark pinot fruit is nuanced by background wisps of sandalwood and floral...
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Peirson Meyer Pinot Noir 2013 750ml

Rated 89 - The 100% destemmed 2013 Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley enjoys a cold soak prior to fermentation, with about 35% new French oak...
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Peirson Meyer Pinot Noir Miller Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - More serious and concentrated is the 2013 Pinot Noir Miller Vineyard. This is made from the Dijon clone 828 and comes from the deep...

California Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.
Regularly described as being the grape varietal responsible for producing the world's most romantic wines, Pinot Noir has long been associated with elegance and a broad range of flavors The name means 'black pine' in French, and this is due to the fact that the fruit of this particular varietal is especially dark in color, and hangs in a conical shape, like that of a pine cone. Despite being grown today in almost every wine producing country, Pinot Noir is a notoriously difficult grape variety to cultivate. This is because it is especially susceptible to various forms of mold and mildew, and thrives best in steady, cooler climates. However, the quality of the fruit has ensured that wineries and vintners have persevered with the varietal, and new technologies and methods have overcome many of the problems it presents. Alongside this, the wide popularity and enthusiasm for this grape has ensured it will remain a firm favorite amongst wine drinkers for many years to come.