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Fiddlehead Cellars Pinot Noir Cuvee 728 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - Vivid ruby-red. Vibrant, highly perfumed aromas of black raspberry, lavender, licorice, smoky minerals and allspice. Cool, focused and...
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Foxen Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A powerful, brooding nose of black cardamom and crushed clove melds with pomegranate and cherry, resulting in an incredibly aromatic...
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Foxen Pinot Noir La Encantada Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2012 Pinot Noir La Encantada Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills is a beautiful effort that spent 16 months in 33% new French oak prior to...
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Lincourt Pinot Noir Lindsays 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Decant this to release it from its initial reduction and you'll find a brisk, transparent Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir that presents the...
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Morgado Cellars Pinot Noir Rita's Crown 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - From the Central Coast, Kimberly has produced a 2013 Pinot Noir Rita's Crown, which comes from two Dijon clones, 115 and 667. The wine...
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Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Another wine that was just bottled, the 2013 Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard was open knit, ready to go, and even a little evolved on...
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Walt Pinot Noir Clos Pepe 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Exhibits a rich, savory core of dark berry, mocha and roasted coffee notes, with subtle violet and wilted rose accents. Gains depth,...

California Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

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.