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Archery Summit Pinot Noir Red Hills Estate 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Firm in texture, with ripe cherry and chile pepper flavors playing against grippy tannins. The finish persists, opening into hints of...
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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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Argyle Pinot Noir Spirithouse 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Light and delicate, with a minty-floral edge to the raspberry, strawberry and green tea flavors, coming together harmoniously. Gains...
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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....

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.