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Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2013 Product #28924 (In Stock)
Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2013 Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2013

A long-time favorite value Pinot Noir returns to form and the shelf!  From the region just outside of Barolo, this is full of fresh red berry aromas and flavors with a touch of fresh earth and floral accents.  Fresh and easy from first sip to the food friendly finish. The Manderin Oriental in DC used to serve this at $12 per glass - we like it even better at this price!

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Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012 Product #29234 (In Stock)
Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012 Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012

The best thing about big harvests in great years like 2012 is how many top-notch "little" wines get made.  Here you'll find generous aromas of cherry, cranberry and mint leading to flavors of maraschino cherry, plum, and red berry with just a hint of spice and orange blossom. The light, fresh, texture, soft tannins, and juicy acids make this a delicious quaffer, although there's enough support for it to work with salmon or pork.  Outstanding value in balanced, easygoing, Pinot Noir.

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Hillinger Secco NV Product #20714 (In Stock)
Hillinger Secco NV Hillinger Secco NV

Gently sparkling with fine fruit: that's the Hillinger Secco, the winery's light pink creation of 100% Pinot Noir grapes. This is easily the best (and most dry) release yet. Pretty in the glass and loaded with aromas and flavors of tangy strawberry, cranberry and cherry fruit.  Juicy and refreshingly dry on the tangy finish, this would be a great brunch or warm afternoon drink!

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Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2013 Product #29208 (In Stock)
Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2013 Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2013

Ignore the score; read the words of the review:

"Readers looking for an authentic tasting Pinot Noir that sells for a song should check out Grayson Cellars’ 2013 Pinot Noir Block 9 (55,000 cases produced), a 100% Pinot Noir aged nine months in French oak. Aromas of sweet red and black cherry fruit intermixed with clove and baking spices are offered in a medium-bodied, earthy, soft, silky style. This amazing Pinot Noir sells for a price that is virtually unheard of for this varietal. Drink now-2017."Wine Advocate 87 points

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Hillinger Pinot Noir Eveline 2012 Product #29047 (In Stock)
Hillinger Pinot Noir Eveline 2012 Hillinger Pinot Noir Eveline 2012

This poised and pretty Pinot Noir is a wonderful value – when you taste as much wine as we do, you know how tough it is to find a Pinot Noir for less than $20 that actually tastes like Pinot!  No such trouble here with this classic Pinot Noir from Leo Hillinger.  This special cuvee made for local importer Klaus Wittauer is named for Leo’s wife, Eveline, at Klaus’s suggestion.  He wanted Leo to name his cuvee for his wife or daughter so that he would always be motivated to use the best fruit for his cuvee. 

His suggestion seems to have worked!  This lovely Pinot opens with aromas of ripe berries, violets, and a hint of baking spice and smoke.  It’s fermented in stainless steel to preserve its fresh fruit flavors and mouthwatering acidity.  On the palate, that ripe fruit supports the spicy, smoky flavors, and the lingering finish includes a hint of savory herbs.  12 months of aging in mostly used barrels has softened the tannins and acidity and made this the perfect Pinot to stock up on and enjoy all fall and holiday season long.   Try it with duck or salmon...or even Turkey!

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Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 375ml Product #28182 (In Stock)
Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 375ml Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 375ml

Calera's been on a roll for years now - with this wine hauling in 91-92 point ratings for five vintages in a row.  The 2012 could be their best ever from the limestone vineyards they work with across the Central Coast.  Deep, dark, aromas of berry, spice and violets lead to juicy black currant, plum, cherry and cola flavors with a hint of spice.  The spice and mineral elements gain strength on the soft finish with just a touch of oak at the end.  Outstanding Pinot and superb value.

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Annabella Pinot Noir Carneros 2012 Product #28495 (In Stock)
Annabella Pinot Noir Carneros 2012 Annabella Pinot Noir Carneros 2012

We loved Michael Pozzan's 2007 Annabella Pinot Noir Carneros, but haven't been as enthused by subsequent releases - until now!  In what will go down as a great Pinot Noir vintage, this roars back into form with loads of black berry and dark strawberry fruit framed in rich, earthy, spice.  The texture is pure Carneros - nicely plush, but not heavy or over the top - and there's just enough oak for interest and clove spice without drying out the lush fruit.  A winning Pinot value.

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Jackhammer Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 Product #29212 (In Stock)
Jackhammer Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 Jackhammer Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012

Yes, the label and name lack a little Burgundian class.  But this is seriously delicious Central Coast Pinot Noir that tastes just like – wait for it – California Pinot Noir!  The talent and experience of the team that formed this value Pinot producer help, but the real secret here is probably California’s outstanding 2012 harvest.  So, here we have perfectly ripe fruit at a very Pinot-like 13.5% abv, all aged in neutral French oak.  Big, rich, aromas of macerated Bing cherries, spice, and a touch of Central Coast cola.  Round and supple in the mouth with more ripe cherry and strawberry fruit complicated by notes of damp earth, smoke, and cola.  The texture is silky smooth, but there’s enough structure here to work with grilled salmon, seared mushrooms, or even lean beef.  A fine Pinot value.

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Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2013 Product #28814 (In Stock)
Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2013 Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2013

John Grochau’s easy-drinking, early release, Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee always gives us a nice preview of the vintage to come, and his 2013 leaves us feeling very excited indeed.  John’s hands-off approach to winemaking (“Don’t screw it up” is his motto) and light use of new oak (just 10% here) lets classic Pinot cherry fruit and accents of cranberry, fresh earth, flower petal, and spice shine through clear as a bell.  The fruit shows some of the dark richness found in Willamette’s last hot vintage (2009), but with better freshness and a light, silky, texture that makes this wonderfully easy to drink.  Fantastic value in handcrafted Willamette Valley Pinot Noir!

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Vista Hills Fourmen Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Product #28874 (In Stock)
Vista Hills Fourmen Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Vista Hills Fourmen Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

Here’s an unbelievable deal on delicious 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – you’ll look long and hard to find a small production Pinot from Estate grown fruit at anything like this price.  Like more famous neighbors – Domaine Serene, Domain Drouhin, Archery Summit, Sokol Blosser and more – Vista Hills’ 42 acre vineyard relies on altitude and brick-red Jory soils (plus sustainable farming practices) to turn out ripe, elegant, and complex fruit – and never more than in the great 2012 vintage!

The Fourmen Pinot is based on 4 different vineyard blocks and mixes gutsy Pommard with more aromatic, Dijon Clone stock.  The ripe-picked fruit gets a gentle fermentation and then 18 months aging in medium-toast French oak (about 25% new).  Ripe and generous notes of black and red cherry and fresh crushed raspberries get accents of fresh cut flowers, toasted oak, and fresh turned earth.  There’s just enough tannin here to support rich food (duck or salmon would be great), but also keep this easy to drink on its own.  A very nice $30-caliber wine at a much better price!

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Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2013 Product #29120 (In Stock)
Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2013 Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2013

Purple Hands is the five year-old solo venture of Cody Wright, son of Willamette Valley legend Ken Wright.  His 2013 Willamette Valley Pinot is a fine follow-up to the Wine Spectator 91 point 2012.  The style here is more elegant and floral, with pretty red and blue fruit aromas and flavors accented by notes of fresh earth and wet stones.  There's power here, but grace, too, and its perfectly balanced at just 12.5% abv. Drinking beautifully right now, and outstanding value in top-notch Oregon Pionot Noir.

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Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2011 Product #28895 (In Stock)
Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2011 Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2011

Yet another outstanding vintage for this excellent value Pinot Noir from Umpqua Valley - just south of Willamette and home of Oregon's very first Pinot Noir plantings.  A lightly colored, elegant, bottle of Oregon Pinot with lovely aromas of berries, mushroom and roses and a silky, vibrant, mouthful of fresh strawberries, crunchy cherries and fresh turned earth - ready to drink now.

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Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2012 Product #28309 (In Stock)
Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2012 Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2012

Les Graviers is one of the best Pinot Noir vineyards lying just outside the bounds of village Chambolle Musigny.  Both Frederic Magnien and Domaine Ponsot base their Bourgogne rouge on Graviers, with Ponsot’s usually selling for $40-$50 (if you can find it).  Jean Michel used the young vines from this vineyard for cremant, but now that they're mature, all the fruit from Les Graviers goes into make one brilliant Bourgogne Rouge – a wine that’s very much a “baby Chambolle Musigny!”

In Jean Michel's outstanding 2012, the lovely aromas of crushed griotte (cherry), red raspberry and wild strawberry get richer and more complex as the wine unfurls with air, a touch of fresh leather emerges, and the nutty, toasty, oak fades into the background.  The palate is much more rich, plush, and luscious than the 12.5% alcohol suggest, with lovely ripeness to the juicy red currant, raspberry and tangy cherry fruit.  Chambolle-Muisgny terroir and 50% new oak work together to provide accents of iron ore, coffee, and fresh earth.  This has excellent length on the palate and finish for Bourgogne.  Give it an hour in decanter now or two-10 years in cellar for maximum pleasure.  A fantastic Bourgogne of true Village character.

"There is enough wood to notice surrounding the pretty and fresh red berry fruit aromas. I like the concentration of the vibrant and well-detailed middle weight flavors that possess good depth and fine length on the balanced finish. A good example of the genre." Allen Meadows 86-88 points

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Cadre Pinot Noir Estate Reserve Edna Valley 2012 Product #29116 (In Stock)
Cadre Pinot Noir Estate Reserve Edna Valley 2012 Cadre Pinot Noir Estate Reserve Edna Valley 2012

The Cadre folks have settled down to make one great wine now from their very fine Firepeak Vineyard blocks in California's cool Edna Valley.  Taking advantage  of the great 2012 vintage, this delivers rich aromas and flavors of dark berries, pie cherry, cola and spice that start pure, gain mid-palate richness, and then finish clean and bright with sour cherry acids and a touch of tangy pomegranate.  Plenty of California richness here plus a bright, food and crowd-friendly structure that makes it a natural for both parties and table.  A whopping 30% off won't make this classic California Pinot Noir taste better, but it's not a negative thing, either!

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Stangeland Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette 2012 Product #28337 (In Stock)
Stangeland Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette 2012 Stangeland Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette 2012

Larry Miller has been growing grapes in the Eola-Amity hills since 1978 - making him a pioneer here - but we're just getting to taste his wines for the first time now. This luscious 2012 is a great introduction, showing off a nice richness, depth and focus to the dark red raspberry and ripe cranberry fruit with just a touch of fresh earth and oak spice.  The red fruit wells up to cloak the ripe tannin on the finish, making this fun to drink now and a solid candidate to improve for a while.

"Smoke-accented red berries and potpourri on the fragrant nose, along with an energetic spiciness and a hint of cola. Juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are underscored by a dusty mineral quality and a hint of cocoa powder. Fine-grained tannins come on late, adding grip to the spicy, very persistent finish. With its distinct vibrancy and nerviness, here's a 2012 that acts a lot like a 2011."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Ampelos Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills 2013 Product #29023 (In Stock)
Ampelos Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills 2013 Ampelos Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills 2013

These guys are best known as a vineyard source for other top Sta. Rita Hills winemakers (e.g. Greg Brewer), but they make a tiny amount of wine on their own as well.  This is a terrific example with more structure and focus than you often find in such ripe, Sta. Rita Hills Pinot.  Fresh Pinot aromas of red berries, wildflowers, and spice open the show and lead to a focused mouthful of cherry, redcurrant, and raspberry fruit with accents of warm spice, earth, and cola.  Gets a little more smoky with air, but stays focused and fresh through the supple, sweetly fruited, finish.  Delicious now - but gone soon, because only 600 cases made!

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Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Product #29264 (In Stock)
Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

The fine 2012s just keep coming!  Powerful but elegant at just 13.6% abv.

"Ripe red berries, anise, potpourri and a hint of woodsmoke on the fragrant nose. Offers pliant black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors braced by tangy acidity and a touch of bitter orange zest. Sappy, penetrating and precise, with a good whack of peppery spices enlivening the long, gently tannic finish. Distinctly powerful for the O'Donnells' entry-level bottling, which is in keeping with this vintage."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Dom Michel Sarrazin Mercurey La Perriere 2012 Product #28815 (In Stock)
Dom Michel Sarrazin Mercurey La Perriere 2012 Dom Michel Sarrazin Mercurey La Perriere 2012

A winner of a red Burgundy that delivers the perfect blend of luscious Pinot Noir fruit, toasty oak, and authentic Burgundy earthy minerality.  The Sarrazin brothers grow this in the fine La Perrriere vineyard, just next to the 1er Cru Le Clos L'Eveque, prick it ripe, and give it a luxurious stay in 75% new French oak.  In 2012, it's wonderfully rich and concentrated, but never rough or rugged and has absorbed the wood beautifully. Aromas and flavors of sweet red cherry, red plum, and raspberry with accents of crushed violet and smoke. The fruit is nicely sweet and fresh - more than enough for any Willamette Valley Pinot drinker - but with a touch of Burgundy's own iron ore and warm stone minerality.  You'll love how the fruit gets more sweet and fresh with air without losing the focus of the firm finish. A classy but easy-to-drink Burgundy that shines at table or for a crowd.

"The 2012 Mercurey La Perriere Village displays perfumed red cherry and plum aromas. On the palate it has excellent depth of flavor and layered flavors with a firm tannic finish. This wine should provide drinking pleasure until 2019 or longer."  i-Wine Review 90+ points

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Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2011 Product #28184 (In Stock)
Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2011 Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2011

Try this powerful, impressive, Bourgogne rouge from vineyards immediately in front of the soon-to-be Grand Cru of St. Georges in Nuits.  Organically farmed and made with the same care and attention Thibault lavishes on his 1er and Grand Crus, it needs air or a few years to really show.  Then it's dark and rich with dusky fruit, velvety tannins, and focused minerality and acids.  Rare to find this kind of richness, energy, and length all together in Bourgogne.  But, Thibault is emerging as one of the two or three truly great winemakers in Nuits St. George (as well as Moulin-a-Vent!) and that talent shines through here.

"There is lovely energy and detail to the very supple and saline-infused flavors that possess a touch of rusticity on the agreeably dry and clean finish."Allen Meadows 85-87 points

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Moshin Pinot Noir Molinari Vyd Sonoma 2009 Product #28098 (In Stock)
Moshin Pinot Noir Molinari Vyd Sonoma 2009 Moshin Pinot Noir Molinari Vyd Sonoma 2009

A really drinkable, balanced, and even fresh Sonoma County Pinot Noir that's labeled at a whopping 15.5% - but surely that must be wrong?  The texture reminds of Carneros, plush, rich, and nicely concentrated with no over ripeness or heat.  Loads of rich black and Bing cherry fruit are complemented by notes of spice and warm earth and just a touch of oak.  Finishes bright and refreshing (15.5%?  Really?) with lingering red fruit and spice.  A fun, food-friendly, bottle of California Pinot Noir.

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