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Alexander Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - Impeccably fresh, with new leather, cranberry and fresh orange peel greeting the nose. The palate is soft and juicy, transitioning to...
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Dehlinger Pinot Noir Altamont 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2014 Pinot Noir Altamont, from red soils at the hilltops of the estate, shows a darker and more powerful side of the property. Dark...
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Emeritus Pinot Noir Hallberg Ranch 2014 375ml

Rated 92 - Lots of berry and strawberry character. Full and velvety textured. Lemony undertone. Drink in 2018. (Suckling)
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Emeritus Pinot Noir Hallberg Ranch 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - Lots of berry and strawberry character. Full and velvety textured. Lemony undertone. Drink in 2018. - Suckling.
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Lynmar Pinot Noir Quail Hill 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Ripe, voluptuous blackberry and cherry overlie a dusty undercoat of tannin and minerality. These come across as rocky on the palate,...
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Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Coopersmith 2014 1.5Ltr

Rated 92+ - Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Coopersmith has a little rubbery reduction to begin, which soon blows off to reveal...
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Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Flax 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - Ripe, lush nose; silky and bright with juicy black raspberry fruit and savory notes; smooth, rich and tangy. - The Tasting Panel.
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Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Meredith Estate 2014 1.5Ltr

Rated 94+ - The 2014 Pinot Noir Meredith Estate has a medium ruby-purple color and gorgeous fragrance of red roses, lavender and fallen leaves over...
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Sonoma Loeb Pinot Noir Russian River 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2014 Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch is a bit more lifted and gracious in style than the Sangiacomo. Sweet floral notes, red berry fruit and...
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The Calling Pinot Noir Sunny View 2014 750ml

Rated 90+ - Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Sunny View is scented of black raspberries, mulberries and red plums with hints of...
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard 2014 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2014 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard (from the Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard) is simply stunning. Pale to medium ruby-purple colored,...
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Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard 2014 750ml

Rated 95 - Full and plush on the palate, this wine shines in spicy red and black cherry, offering both a juicy core and sculpted texture. Finishing...
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2014 California Pinot Noir Sonoma Valley United States

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.

California's beautiful and remarkably fertile Sonoma Valley has grown over the decades to become one of the United States' most respected and profitable wine regions, with wineries within the region benefiting from the superb Californian sunshine, low rainfall and wonderfully rich soils. Because of this vital combination of excellent conditions, the region is able to grow a wide range of grape varietals for use in the production of an impressive array of wines, with many different red and white wine grapes flourishing each year and producing excellent and characterful results. The soils have been enriched by volcanic activity, and the presence of geothermal springs, which make this region a unique one, and very much the beating heart of California's ever growing wine industry.

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.