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Argyle Pinot Noir Nuthouse 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Light and refined, this is open-textured and appealing for the raspberry, sassafras and floral flavors, dancing lightly into a long and...
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Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Soft and supple, plush in texture, this open-weave style offers blueberry, red plum and thyme notes, blossoming with gentle insistence....
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Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2014 Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve is more of a location-orientated cuvée since 2008, coming from two parcels within the Bethel...
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Broadley Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Brilliant red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, cola, incense and vanilla. A zesty mineral quality adds lift and...
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Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2013 Pinot Noir Evanstad Reserve is raised in barrel for 16 months using 57% new oak. It has a more complex bouquet compared to the...
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Mt. Richmond 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Fresh and inviting, showing more density than many 2013s, with juicy blackberry and spice flavors set against fine-grained tannins....

2013 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.