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Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2014 Product #29656 (In Stock)
Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2014 Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2014

You've got to be willing to think a bit outside the box to find real, honest, Pinot Noir selling for less than $10 these days.  Here we head to Italy's Piemonte region - more famous for Barolo and Barbaresco - to a small family-owned estate run by Brothers Antonio and Paolo Sperone.  The climate here is closer to Burgundy than you'd expect, and it lets the Sperones harvest ripe, juicy, Pinot Noir fruit and then give it 6 months in barrel to soften and gain complexity.  Black cherry and strawberry fruit hold center stage here with accents of smoke and fresh earth.  Juicy in the middle and supported by light, fine, tannin, this is a steal in value Pinot Noir that tastes like...well, Pinot Noir!

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Dom Brunet Pinot Noir Pays d' Oc 2014 Product #30508 (In Stock)

A whole lot of Pinot Noir for the money here, marrying French elegance with New World ripeness.  Sweetly fruited with notes of baked cherry and dark raspberry plus added complexity from doses of earthy mineral and warm spice.  Spiced raspberry and black cherry flavors linger on the soft, supple, finish with just enough bite for shape and structure.  Fun stuff and great value!

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Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2013 Product #30468 (In Stock)
Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2013 Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2013

The best thing about big harvests in great years like 2013 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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Poppy Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2013 Product #30208 (In Stock)
Poppy Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2013 Poppy Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2013

Who says you can't find good value in balanced, delicious, California Pinot Noir!  This gem from cool vineyards in the Central Coast's Arroyo Seco gets a pretty luxurious treatment.  The grapes are harvested by hand and come to the winery cool.  After crush, fermentation starts and stays cool and slow to preserve plenty of fruit with gentle pump-overs to extract color and structure.  Then, into French oak barrels to age for 10 months or so, allowing the wine to come together and harmonize.

Give it swirl and you'll enjoy the classic Pinot scents of dark cherry, raspberry, fresh earth and spice.  In your mouth, the flavors spread out nicely with good energy and breadth, but never get heavy or clunky - just 13.5% abv and good acidity helps.  The dark berry, spice and smoke flavors flow through the generous, crisp, finish with berry and caramel notes lingering nicely.  Fresh, generous, easy-drinking, and well priced.

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Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2014 Product #29574 (In Stock)
Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2014 Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2014

This has been one of Robert Parker's favorite "value" Pinot Noirs over the past few years; as he said of the 2013, "Readers looking for an authentic tasting Pinot Noir that sells for a song should check out Block 9. 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." Fun stuff.

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Dom De St Romble Sancerre Rouge Pente De Maimbray 2010 Product #30579 (In Stock)
Dom De St Romble Sancerre Rouge Pente De Maimbray 2010 Dom De St Romble Sancerre Rouge Pente De Maimbray 2010

Sancerre Rouge is a rarely enjoyed treat - not much is made, less reaches the USA, and the bottles that do make it to our shelves all too often carry a $30 price tag.  So we were intrigued when we saw the opportunity to bring you this classically styled Sancerre Rouge from a well-known estate at about $20.  When the price dropped to $14.98, we took every bottle we could!

Paul Vattan is an old and respected name in Sancerre for both crisp, complex, Sauvignon Blanc and unusually ripe and complex Pinot Noirs.  Although Vattan retired a dozen years ago, the Fourrier family is keeping his name and reputation intact with exciting wines like this.  From 20-30 year-old vines growing on Sancerre's limestone soils, this serves up aromas of crushed black cherry, red raspberry, dried herb and a hint of smoke.  On the palate it's fresh and shows nice drive, with crisp cherry/berry fruit and accents of pomegranate, black tea, herb, and earth.  Finishes clean and long with mouthwatering acids.  Duck breast and cherry sauce would be a great match, but simple roast chicken works, too!

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Cristom Pinot Noir Willamette Mt. Jefferson 2012 375ml Product #29647 (In Stock)
Cristom Pinot Noir Willamette Mt. Jefferson 2012 375ml Cristom Pinot Noir Willamette Mt. Jefferson 2012 375ml

An Oregon classic, with 40% whole-cluster fruit used in the great 2012 vintage.

"The 2012 Mt Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir comes from vines located above the winery augmented by purchased fruit from notable vineyards. It contains around 40% whole-cluster fruit (one of the central tenets at Cristom), and only undergoes one racking during its 12 months in barrel: one just before filtration and then just before bottling. It has an attractive tertiary/woodland-scented bouquet with dried rose petal notes coming through, much less fruit driven than many other 2012 Pinot Noirs. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry. It is quite sappy in style with crisp black fruit rather than red, leading to a focused, slightly austere, tobacco-tinged and saline finish. I would afford this a year in bottle for this "classic" style of Oregon Pinot."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Dom de l'Eveche Bourgogne Rouge Clos de l'Eveche 2013 Product #29797 (In Stock)
Dom de l'Eveche Bourgogne Rouge Clos de l'Eveche 2013 Dom de l'Eveche Bourgogne Rouge Clos de l'Eveche 2013

With its gentle slope down the hill from the winery, the clay limestone soils of Clos de l'Eveche drain beautifully and give the 25 year-old vines plenty of sunshine.  Vincent Jouissier treats the lovely fruit with care, allowing it to ferment and soak slowly over 14 days before aging the wine for a full year in French oak casks.  It’s the kind of care and quality you’d expect from a much more expensive Pinot Noir!

Bright currant, crisp Bing cherry, tangy raspberry, warm spice, and just a touch of smoke waft from the glass and pull you in to taste.  The palate follows the aromas, with a juicy freshness that makes balances and highlights the sweet richness of the raspberry, cherry, and red currant fruit.  The touch of tank, hint of fresh earth, and river stone minerality marks this clearly as Burgundy, but the super silky texture and sweetness of fruit will seduce fans of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, too.  The finish is simply lovely for such a young wine, with crushed raspberry, sun-warmed strawberry, and tangy dried cranberry fruit pulsing out over mouthwatering acids and very fine, very ripe and sweet, tannins.  Right now – especially with a light chill – this is a brilliant wine for a sophisticated summer picnic, but give it air or a little cellar time (it’ll go 5 years easily), and you’ll enjoy it with richer foods like salmon, roast chicken, or duck.

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Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette 2012 Product #30007 (In Stock)
Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette 2012 Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette 2012

John Grochau sources fruit for this multi-vineyard Pinot Noir from organic and sustainably farmed vineyards up and down Willamette Valley.  In 2012 he made under 1,000 cases with about 30% whole cluster and around one-quarter new oak.

At first very spicy on the nose with notes of cinnamon, cardamom, and coriander weaving in and out of the black cherry and raspberry fruit, getting more sauve and integrated with a little air.  The texture is simply beautiful, with a pure, silky, mouthfeel, fine length, and long, supple, dusty tannins at the end.  The Bing cherry, raspberry and very ripe strawberry fruit flavors are nicely complicated by accents of sweet spice and fresh earth that linger nicely on the juicy, spicy, finish.  Delicious right now, better next year, and delicious through 2019 or so.

"Brilliant red. Red berries, fresh rose and smoky Indian spices on the pungent nose. Chewy and sharply focused, displaying good lift and spine to its ripe cherry and raspberry flavors, with a peppery element emerging with air. Turns sweeter on the finish, which features dusty tannins and a touch of cola."  Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

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Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2014 Product #30420 (In Stock)
Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2014 Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2014

Want to taste why folks are so excited about Oregon's big 2014 vintage?  You'll find rich aromas of juicy red raspberry, baked strawberry, and baking spice that really pop from the glass.  Light but nicely creamy on the palate, where the fruit turns more tangy with tart raspberry, pie cherry and cranberry flavors accented by notes of spice, earth, and white pepper.  Fun to drink right now, with good supporting tannin and acidity that won't get in the way of casual sipping.  And, a great value!

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Dom Deliance Bourgogne Rouge 2014 Product #30624 (In Stock)
Dom Deliance Bourgogne Rouge 2014 Dom Deliance Bourgogne Rouge 2014

What a great Burgundy value BUY!  From the fine 2014 vintage, this pumps out big aromas of black cherry, spice, tobacco and cocoa.  Rich and round in the mouth, the ripe fruit, spice and tobacco flavors coat your palate before juicy acids come up to make your mouth water and your hand reach back for another sip.  A fantastic value in delicious, ready now, Pinot Noir.

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Bishops Peak Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013 Product #30238 (In Stock)
Bishops Peak Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013 Bishops Peak Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013

Talley's value Pinot is fresh, clean, and pumps out plenty of ripe fruit and sweet spice. A fine value.

"High-pitched red berry and floral pastille scents show a spicy overtone. On the palate, peppery redcurrant and strawberry flavors deepen and stretch out with air while retaining an urgent character. Closes clean and lively, leaving a subtly sweet red berry note behind."  Vinous (Reynolds) 89 points

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Pali Bluffs Pinot Noir Russian River 2013 Product #29895 (In Stock)
Pali Bluffs Pinot Noir Russian River 2013 Pali Bluffs Pinot Noir Russian River 2013

Always a very fine value, Pali's "Bluffs" Pinot Noir delivers a classic, balanced, expression of this great Pinot Noir region.  Aromas and flavors of ripe berries, candied black cherry, and blueberry fruit are surrounded by accents of fresh earth and sweet spice.  Finishes long with plenty of earthy fruit over light, fine-grained, tannins and nicely integrated acidity.  A winner!

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Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014 Product #30515 (In Stock)
Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014 Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014

Cody Wright - Ken Wright's son - is making a name for himself after working at Argyle, Ken Wright, and ROCO in the Willamette  Valley as well as abroad.  His 2014 blend of 6 vineyard sites from across the region is a beauty.  Rich and deeply textured, it pumps out generous blue/black fruit with accents of dusty mineral and smoke.  Ripe and broad, but not at all heavy, it's delicious already with plenty of near-term potential.

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Dom Denis Carre Savigny Les Beaune VV 2013 Product #30081 (In Stock)
Dom Denis Carre Savigny Les Beaune VV 2013 Dom Denis Carre Savigny Les Beaune VV 2013

Denis Carre is an exciting, if still somewhat under the radar - Cote de Beaune winemaker that you are going to want to get to know.  This lovely Savigny-les-Beaune from old vines delivers both deep, earthy, richness and vivid, bright, freshness.  Aromas of black and red cherry, fresh earth, and warm spice get more generous and full with air.  The flavors start off earthy and meaty with sweet cherry, cranberry, and raspberry fruit emerging and firm tannins turning sweet and supple.  Decant and drink now with duck or red meat and let some soften and gain more sweetness over the next 5 years.

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Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2014 Product #30597 (In Stock)
Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2014 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2014

Patty Green first created the “Reserve” Pinot Noir as an outlet for younger vines from the Estate vineyard and less fine vineyard plots elsewhere.  Over the past 15 years, though, Patty and Jim have continually upgraded the quality of their vineyard sources as the vines on their own Estate site have gotten fully mature.  In 2014, more than 75% of the fruit for this wine came from Patty's Estate Vineyard in Ribbon Ridge, Durant Vineyard, and Weber Vineyard in the Dundee Hills - as Jim says, "By almost any definition, these vineyards do not produce entry level wines."  And there's not much "entry level" about this beauty.

The 2014 fruit was so dark and powerful that Patty upped the new oak percentage here a bit to 33%, although most of the wine saw only neutral barrel.  There's plenty of ripeness and richness here, with layers of sweet blackberry, cherry, and black raspberry fruit with a touch of crushed herb and a pretty note of smoky spice underneath.  The wine is so smooth and silky that it's easy to miss the fine, ripe, tannin and mouthwatering acidity that keep this refreshing and promise immediate success at table and 8 or so years of development in cellar.  Just outstanding value and a best buy for the vintage.

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Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2013 Product #29375 (In Stock)
Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2013 Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2013

Les Graviers is one of the best Pinot Noir vineyards lying just outside the bounds of village Chambolle Musigny. The essence of Chambolle is perfume, and you’ll find oodles of it here with generous scents of griotte cherry, raspberry, smoke, earth, and more wafting from the glass.  It’s the most elegant Bourgogne we’ve seen from Jean-Michel to date, but lacks nothing in intensity, with pure fruit puree, warm spice, and fresh earth flavors coating the palate and sailing on through the long, luscious, finish.  Beautiful with salmon, roast chicken or duck now and sure to pick up more earthy mushroom notes with age.

"A perfumed and very pretty nose combines notes of both red and dark berries along with plenty of earth and sandalwood nuances. There is good vibrancy to the delicious middle weight flavors that possess fine delineation on the lightly mineral-inflected finale. I like the complexity and while this could be enjoyed young there is enough material present to suggest 2 to 4 years of upside development potential."Allen Meadows 86-88 points

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Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2014 Product #30573 (In Stock)
Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2014 Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2014

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 2014, 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.  A fantastic Bourgogne of true Village character to drink now and over the next 5-8 years.

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Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 2013 Product #30241 (In Stock)
Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 2013 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 2013

A classy, medium-bodied, Pinot Noir mainly from Talley's Rosemary's and Rincon Vineyards with 13 months in 30% new oak.  There's a lovely floral element to the red berry and spice core.

"Intense aromas of fresh red berries and rose oil, plus suggestions of blood orange and dusty minerals. Silky and fine-grained, offering nervy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Delicate and precise but also deep, with gentle tannins building slowly on the long, sharply focused finish."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points

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