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Adelsheim Pinot Noir Elizabeth's Reserve 2012 1.5Ltr

Rated 92 - Vivid ruby-red. Sexy mineral- and spice-accented cherry and black raspberry scents show very good clarity and a suave floral nuance....
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Expression Pinot Noir 44 Roserock Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Supple and plush, offering plum, blackberry and spice flavors on a pillowy texture. Not heavy at all, with the flavors lingering easily...
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Hamacher Pinot Noir 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Broad, expressive and light-footed, with sharp acidity cutting against ripe cherry and plum flavors, picking up savory notes on the...
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J. Christopher Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Cuvee 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2012 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Cuvee comes from five vineyard sources, including Bella Vinda and La Colina. Picked October 11-18, 100%...
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Lange Estates Pinot Noir Reserve 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Pretty aromas of boysenberry and spicy plum carry over into a broad palate. The fruit is framed with ripe tannins, and just a touch of...
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Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Firm in texture, this lithe wine offers refined cherry and spice flavors on a sleek frame, lingering as the finish ramps up the...
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2012 Oregon Pinot Noir United States

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.

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.