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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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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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Grayson Cellars Pinot Noir Lot 5 2012 Product #28498 (In Stock)
Grayson Cellars Pinot Noir Lot 5 2012 Grayson Cellars Pinot Noir Lot 5 2012

Grayson purchases grapes from around California to make small "Lots" of very good value for money wines.  This Pinot Noir is an excellent example. Unlike most California Pinots, it's not overripe or heavy (just 13.1% abv), but there is plenty of juicy berry and cherry fruit with accents of pomegranate, cranberry, and smoky wood spice. Very light tannins and bright, refreshing, acids make this a great choice for drinking with a chill or pairing with a nice cool salmon salad.

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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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Dom Frederic Esmonin Bourgogne Les Genevrieres 2012 Product #28260 (In Stock)
Dom Frederic Esmonin Bourgogne Les Genevrieres 2012 Dom Frederic Esmonin Bourgogne Les Genevrieres 2012

In the short 2012 harvest - after and equally light 2011 - most of the "value" has been chased out of red Burgundy.  So we were pretty shocked, and really delighted, to discover this lovely Bourgogne Rouge from Gevrey Chambertin's well-respected Dom Frederic Esmonin. Pretty aromas of red berries, cherry, wildflower, and earth lead to pure flavors of red fruit, spice, and floral accents.  Light in texture but very flavorful, the fine tannins and bright sour cherry acidity provide just enough structure for food or a year or two in cellar.  A fantastic value in authentic, delicious, 2012 Burgundy.

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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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Dom Michel Sarrazin Bourgogne Rouge VV 2012 Product #28253 (In Stock)
Dom Michel Sarrazin Bourgogne Rouge VV 2012 Dom Michel Sarrazin Bourgogne Rouge VV 2012

This is lovely, high-quality, red Burgundy from 35+ year-old vines near Givry, harvested ripe and aged in 25% new French oak. In the ripe 2012 harvest, the aromas are deep and rich with griotte cherry, smoke, and red flower notes swirling in the glass.  On the palate there's nice density and weight for Bourgogne with sweet and tangy cherry fruit accented by a touch of raspberry, smokey oak, and fresh turned earth.  The flavors linger nicely over fine-grained tannins that give the support needed to enjoy this with food today or cellar for a while.  Well-made, classically-styled, Burgundy Pinot Noir at about one-third less cost than you'd expect

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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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Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2009 Product #26356 (In Stock)
Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2009 Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2009

Hard to believe, but the best selling $20 Pinot in the store is even better in 2009 than before.  Once again, a fairly lightly colored, elegant, bottle of Oregon Pinot from the Umpqua Valley. Lovely aromas of berries, mushroom and roses lead to a silky, vibrant, mouthful of fresh strawberries, crunchy cherries and fresh turned earth.  Just a tad more depth and smoke than the fine 2008 and ready to drink now.

"Light red. Zesty redcurrant and cherry aromas are deepened by smoky spices and cola. Lively and sharply focused, offering nervy red berry flavors and silky texture. The spiciness repeats on the energetic finish, which leaves a bitter cherry note behind."International Wine Cellar 88 points

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Meiomi (Belle Glos) Pinot Noir 2012 Product #28741 (In Stock)
Meiomi (Belle Glos) Pinot Noir 2012 Meiomi (Belle Glos) Pinot Noir 2012

Joe Wagner (of Caymus fame) created Meiomi to offer a big dose of Belle Glos style and quality at a more reasonable, everyday, price.  The bright red wax is gone (hurray!!!) and the fruit comes from the very best vineyards Joe can find up and down the California coast – sites in Sonoma, Monterey, and Santa Barbara.  Just like Belle Glos, Meiomi is what we like to call “Power Pinot” for its lush, creamy, texture and big aromas and flavors of super-ripe fruit and spicy, vanilla and chocolate, oak.  The 2012 edition is a bit brighter and more juicy than the 2011, with a beam of fresh berry juice running through the rich candied raspberry and black cherry cola notes.  The oak is generous but well integrated, adding a dose of spice and milk chocolate.  It’s big and powerful enough to drink will grilled strip steaks but soft and silky enough to just sip with friends.  And, this week, it’s a very nice deal, too!

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Paraiso Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2010 Product #27721 (In Stock)
Paraiso Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2010 Paraiso Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2010

A great value from the Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2010 Paraiso manages to delivery plenty of ripe Pinot fruit without heaviness or over-ripeness.  Raspberry, cherry, and wild berry fruit flavors gain complexity from a touch of earthiness and a kiss of French Oak.  A touch lighter on its feet than the 2010, but delicious all the same and ready to enjoy tonight!

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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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Dom Mongeard Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge 2011 Product #27687 (In Stock)
Dom Mongeard Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge 2011 Dom Mongeard Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge 2011

From a family-owned estate based in Vosne Romanee comes this very serious Bourgogne Rouge.  Unlike  many estates who style their basic Pinot Noirs to be as friendly and approachable young as possible, this has a bit more structure and aging potential than its humble appellation would lead you to think. 

Aromas of dark, ripe cherries, mushrooms, and a bit of baking spice lead to classic flavors of savory red fruits.  No overt oak, but the fruit and acidity is nicely supported.  What's really impressive here are the tannins - a little grippy now, but ripe and mouthwatering.  This will benefit from a little more time in bottle, but can be enjoyed now with a little bit of air.  It's the kind of wine that makes you want old-school French bistro food that is decidedly not diet-friendly - a little chicken liver mousse and a crusty baguette, and you wouldn't even need a main course. 

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Girardin Bourgogne Rouge Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2011 Product #28513 (In Stock)
Girardin Bourgogne Rouge Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2011 Girardin Bourgogne Rouge Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2011

The care, effort and expense that Domaine Vincent Girardin invested in this beautiful Bourgogne Rouge certainly could command a much higher price. 40+ year-old vines, biodynamic farming, extensive handwork in the vineyard, and triple sorting to ensure only the best fruit makes it into the fermenter are all standard here. After a 3 week fermentation and maceration, the wine aged for 10 months in 500 liter French oak barrels.  Larger barrels and just 10% new wood allowed the wine to soften and gain layers of depth and complexity without compromising the pure, lovely, fruit that makes the best 2011 red Burgundies so irresistible.

Even at this young age, you'll already find a sweet and savory perfume of red berries, fresh earth, and dried tobacco wafting from your glass. The palate is richly textured, vibrant, and very pure with generous flavors of dark cherry, black raspberry, walnut, coffee, and a touch of earth. The complex flavors continue on the long finish where supple tannins provide support and the black fruit, coffee, and tobacco notes linger.  Absolutely delicious right now, but sure to keep improving over the next five years or so.

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Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River 2010 Product #28299 (In Stock)
Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River 2010 Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River 2010

We don't know much about Bearboat, but they sure do make a nice Russian River Pinot Noir!  Made from fruit purchased from various vineyards around the Valley, vinified carefully and then given 10 months in small French oak.  The wine shows pretty scents of black cherry with a bit of cassis and toast.  In the mouth plenty of stawberry, raspberry and classic Russian River candied cherry fruit are complemented by some nice hints of fresh earth and smoke.  The wine is nicely balanced - rich, but good freshness - and shows a pretty note of licorice on the finish.  Nice wine, nice value.

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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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Matello Pinot Noir Hommage Willamette Valley 2011 Product #27515 (In Stock)
Matello Pinot Noir Hommage Willamette Valley 2011 Matello Pinot Noir Hommage Willamette Valley 2011

Marcus makes this cuvee as a “Thank You” to all of the Willamette Valley winemakers who shared their talent, skill, and experience with him as he was learning to make wine.  It’s a blend of fruit from sites in Yamhill and the Dundee Hills.  It’s usually his darkest flavored Pinot Noir, but in the bright, crisp, 2011 vintage it fairly sparkles.  Complex aromas of ripe Pinot fruit, smoke and spice lead to vibrant flavors of sweet black cherry and savory smoke, spice, and mineral.  The flavors swirl around from sweetly fruited to floral and then to spice/earth/mineral and back again as juicy acids and fine, ripe, tannin make your mouth water.  Marcus (and I!) think this will follow the trajectory of his 2007s, gaining depth of fruit and softening over the next 3-5 years but never getting heavy or dense.  Beautiful stuff.

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Dom Jerome Chezeaux Bourgogne Rouge 2011 Product #28800 (In Stock)
Dom Jerome Chezeaux Bourgogne Rouge 2011 Dom Jerome Chezeaux Bourgogne Rouge 2011

As importer Neal Rosenthal says, "This wine consistently reflects, in simple form, the classic characteristics of the wines from the area around Nuits Saint Georges: red and black fruits, bright but not too dense color, exquisite balance with lively acidity, somewhat austere at the outset but elegant and savory.” 

“The 2011 Bourgogne is a relatively forward, supple wine for Chézeaux. Dark red and black stone fruits, tobacco, menthol and smoke meld together in an expressive, perfumed Bourgogne with considerable early appeal. There is a lot to like here.”   Antonio Galloni 88 points

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2011 375ml Product #26569 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2011 375ml Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2011 375ml

Wine Advocate has suggested that Shea is the Willamette Valley’s one potential “superstar” vineyard and Ken makes the benchmark wine from this famous site.  Ken uses fruit from three different blocks in the vineyard, two planted to Dijon 114 and one to Dijon 777 clones. Shea Vineyard gives black/red fruit - especially blueberry - but with more spice and earth than other Yamhill-Carlton wines.  Always a fine marriage of ripe fruit and juicy, fresh, texture, this usually wants a few years in cellar to show its best. Ken pretty much made the reputation of this vineyard, and it's always one of his most powerful, concentrated, wines.

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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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