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Au Contraire Pinot Noir 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - A soft, pillowy wine with a velvety texture, this crowd-pleaser exudes coastal characteristics of forest floor, dark cherry and rhubarb,...
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Auteur Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Finds a groove between moderately rich wild berry, floral, black licorice and spicy notes, ending with fine-grained tannins that give...
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Canyon Road Pinot Noir 750ml

Rich, fruit forward cherry flavors, soft tannins, a medium body and a smooth velvety finish.
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Fort Ross Pinot Noir 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2012 Pinot Noir Fort Ross Vineyard has notes of black raspberries, kirsch, baking spices, subtle earth and a hint of gravel-like...
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Fort Ross Pinot Noir Sea Slopes 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2014 Pinot Noir Sea Slopes gets its name from overlooking the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1,200 to 1,700 feet. The wine spent...
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Guarachi Pinot Noir Gaps Crown Vineyard 2014 750ml

Rated 87 - The 2014 Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard has a slightly brighter, more vibrant ruby color and a more streamlined style than the...
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Head High Wines Pinot Noir 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Light in color and sizzling in Asian spice, this wine is made by Sam Spencer from a variety of top-notch vineyard sites, including...
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Joseph Phelps Freestone Pinot Noir 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - A layered and fruity red with strawberry and lemon rind character. Medium to full body, fresh and fruity finish. Very exciting. Drink in...
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Kanzler Pinot Noir 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - Linear and fresh with dried strawberry and spice. Medium body, silky tannins and clean finish. Drink now or hold. - Suckling.
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Kerr Pinot Noir 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2013 Pinot Noir Walala Vineyard includes 10% stems and is sourced from Dijon clones 113, 828 and 777. Aged 18 months in 50% new...

California Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 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.

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.