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Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Yamhill Cuvee 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - The widely available Yamhill Cuvée is bright and polished, showing a tangy mix of cranberry and strawberry fruit. It's built with...
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Lange Estates Pinot Noir Three Hills Cuvee 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - While the Langes' regular 2011 Pinot Noir bottling seemed to reflect the challenges its vintage and the need to put respectable but...
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Ponzi Pinot Noir Aurora 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - From a vineyard dominated by Dijon Clone 777, the Ponzi 2011 Pinot Noir Aurora projects generously ripe and juicy boysenberry and...
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Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2011 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is a little gem. Stylistically, it is a cross between Oregon and Martinborough Pinot Noir, with a dash...

2011 Oregon Pinot Noir

The beautiful state of Oregon has, over the past few decades, become increasingly well known and respected for its wine industry, with several small but significant wineries within the state receiving world wide attention for the quality of their produce. Whilst the first vineyards within Oregon were planted in the 1840s, the state's wine industry didn't really take off until the 1960s, when several wine producers from California discovered that the cooler regions of the state were ideal for cultivating various fine grape varietals. Today, Oregon has over four hundred and fifty wineries in operation, the vast majority of which are used for the production of wines made from Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir varietal grapes, both of which thrive in the valleys and mountainsides which characterise the landscape of the state.
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.