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Owen Roe Pinot Noir Kilmore 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - Sourced from several vineyards within the AVA, this shows lightly peppery Bing cherries with streaks of sassafras, cola and dark...
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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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Penner-Ash Pinot Noir 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - A refined and very fine wine with medium, velvety tannins and dried strawberries. Medium body, a polished texture and a flavorful...
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Ponzi Pinot Noir Abetina 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - Focused and dense, this intense wine captures the essence of ripe raspberries. Aged in 50% new French oak, it's got a strong vein of...
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Ponzi Pinot Noir Aurora 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - This wine shows exceptional detail—scents of rose petals and milk chocolate, subtle suggestions of dried wood, incense and smoke, and...
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Ponzi Pinot Noir Avellana 2014 750ml

Rated 95 - Aromatic and vibrant on the nose with fresh apple, cream and lemon character. Full-bodied with electric acidity and zesty fruit....
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Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve 2014 750ml

Rated 96 - This spent 20 months in 30% new French oak, and incorporates fruit from Ponzi's Aurora, Abetina and Madrona vineyards, among others....
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Purple Hands Pinot Noir Latchkey Vineyard 2015 750ml

Rated 94 - Silky and harmonious, with an elegantly precise structure and black cherry, fresh violet and spice notes that glide expressively toward...
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Purple Hands Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 2015 750ml

Rated 93 - Cody Wright sources his fruit from an A-list of Willamette Valley vineyards, and Shea is right at the top. Cloaked in a milk chocolate...
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Resonance Pinot Noir Estate 2015 750ml

Rated 93 - Supple and elegantly structured, with expressive raspberry and orange zest aromas and polished flavors that pick up depth and momentum...
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Resonance Pinot Noir Resonance Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Light and focused, showing distinctive subtlety. A layer of crinkly tannins underlies a pulsing core of mineral-accented cherry and red...
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Resonance Pinot Noir Resonance Vineyard 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, the second release from Louis Jadot in their new venture in Oregon, was vinified at Trisaetum,...
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Oregon Pinot Noir United States Willamette Valley

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.

The beautiful wine region of Willamette Valley is located in Oregon, one of the main wine producing states of the USA. As in much of Oregon, Willamette Valley benefits enormously from the long, hot summers the state enjoys, and the mineral rich soils which typify the wine regions found there. Willamette Valley has built up a powerful reputation over the past few decades as one of the New World's leading producers of high quality, flavorful and characterful Pinot Noir wines, as the grapes of the Pinot Noir vine thrive particularly well in the region's climatic conditions. Willamette Valley is a fascinating wine region, and is a fine representative for the state of Oregon. Innovative techniques and wine making methods are fairly commonplace there, and the overall produce of the region seems to get better each year.