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Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2015 Product #30859 (In Stock)
Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2015 Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2015

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 2015 Product #31504 (In Stock)
Dom Brunet Pinot Noir Pays D' Oc 2015 Dom Brunet Pinot Noir Pays D' Oc 2015

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.  In 2015, shows even more weight and richness but stays fresh and easy-drinking from beginning to end. Fun stuff and great value!

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Ponga Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand 2013 Product #31841 (In Stock)
Ponga Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand 2013 Ponga Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand 2013

"Inexpensive" seldom applies to Pinot Noir that's either "New Zealand" or "good tasting" - but that's what we've got here!  This is unmistakably New Zealand Pinot with boisterous red berry and cherry fruit on the nose and palate with light touches of spice and fresh-turned earth.  There's enough tannin for food and a juicy, mouthwatering, finish that welcomes solo sipping - perhaps even better with a light chill.  Fun, tasty, cheap - a winner!

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Ponga Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand 2014 Product #32014 (In Stock)

"Inexpensive" seldom applies to Pinot Noir that's either "New Zealand" or "good tasting" - but that's what we've got here!  This is unmistakably New Zealand Pinot with boisterous red berry and cherry fruit on the nose and palate with light touches of spice and fresh-turned earth.  There's enough tannin for food and a juicy, mouthwatering, finish that welcomes solo sipping - perhaps even better with a light chill.  Fun, tasty, cheap - a winner!

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Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2015 Product #30913 (In Stock)
Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2015 Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2015

This has been one of Robert Parker's favorite "value" Pinot Noirs over the past few years; as he said of the 2013, "An authentic tasting Pinot Noir that sells for a song...Aromas of sweet red and black cherry fruit intermixed with clove and baking spices are offered in a medium-bodied, earthy, soft, silky style." Another solid release in the fine 2015 vintage and still a great deal. Fun stuff.

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Heron Pinot Noir California 2015 Product #31720 (In Stock)
Heron Pinot Noir California 2015 Heron Pinot Noir California 2015

Here's a delicious party Pinot Noir that well out-performs the modest price.  Ripe Pinot fruit from Paso Robles, Monterey and the Russian River Valley gets a cool fermentation and then aging in 1 and 2 year-old French oak.  That brings out a lovely richness and very RRV-like candied cherry fruit with accents of cola, spice and pepper.  Nice and round on the palate, there's enough structure here for this to shine with salmon and poultry.

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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Willamette 2014 375ml Product #31676 (In Stock)
Elk Cove Pinot Noir  Willamette 2014 375ml Elk Cove Pinot Noir  Willamette 2014 375ml

Another classic release for this pioneer of Oregon's Chehalem mountains. A bit richer and broader than in some releases - 2013 was warm before the late rains - with a pretty note of smoky oak.

"Fresh and expressive, light-footed and generous, with cherry, plum and apricot flavors, coming together smoothly on the open-textured finish."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Frecciarossa Pinot Nero Sillery (White Pinot Noir) 2015 Product #31202 (In Stock)
Frecciarossa Pinot Nero Sillery (White Pinot Noir) 2015 Frecciarossa Pinot Nero Sillery (White Pinot Noir) 2015

Sure, we admit it - this caught our attention because it's a rare white wine made from black-skinned Pinot Noir and "Pinot Nero Bianco" is fun to say.  And because it's from Oltrepo Pavese, a stunning slice of Lombardy south of Milan famous for rich wines in Roman times and known as Italy's top Pinot Noir region today.

It landed on our shelves because it's drop dead gorgeous!  Aromas and flavors of white peach, crushed strawberry, Rainer cherry and fresh herb are inviting and complex, and the rich, polished, texture and long finish are deeply satisfying.  A great wine for rich seafood dishes (think scallop risotto) or sophisticated sipping.  A bit of a rarity that may be gone too soon - grab it now while you can.

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Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2015 Product #31711 (In Stock)

Want to taste why folks are even more excited about Oregon's 2015 vintage than they were about 2014?  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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Fossil Point Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2015 Product #31728 (In Stock)
Fossil Point Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2015 Fossil Point Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2015

Fossil Point is named for the rugged headland in San Luis Obispo County which features sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Central Coast. These cool coastal vineyards are perfect for Pinot Noir, allowing plenty of ripeness while retaining freshness and fine acidity.

The 2015 edition is simply superb, about as fine a California Pinot Noir value as we've seen in years.  Loads of sweet, ripe, red and black fruit on the nose and palate with a kick of smoke and sweet spice from 14 months in French oak.  A blood orange note comes out with air, lending freshness to match the classic California richness before the sweet spice and dark fruit come up on the long, pure, finish.  Really, really, good stuff.

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Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Rose 2016 Product #31940 (In Stock)
Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Rose 2016 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Rose 2016

Sancerre just might be the benchmark for rosé made from Pinot Noir, and this is certainly a benchmark Sancerre pink.  100% Pinot Noir from vineyards in Chavignol, it serves up fresh sweet cherry and ripe strawberry fruit enlivened by a twist of lemon peel and herb.  Finishing pretty and fresh and nicely dry, this will be delicious with smoked salmon bites, mild paté, and just lounging in the sun.

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Ch De Vaux Les Hautes-Bassieres Pinot Noir Moselle 2014 Product #31064 (In Stock)
Ch De Vaux Les Hautes-Bassieres Pinot Noir Moselle 2014 Ch De Vaux Les Hautes-Bassieres Pinot Noir Moselle 2014

Moselle, along the Mosel River before it flows into Germany, was once a rival to Champagne.  The Franco-Prussian war, phylloxera, and WWI and II took a heavy toll, and today this region along the border with Luxembourg is pretty obscure. But, Norbert and Marie-Geneviève Molozay recognized the region's potential (especially in an era of warming climate), and launched Ch de Vaux in 1996 to prove it.

Pour a glass of this and you’ll immediately notice a good deal more color than you’d expect from such a cool climate.  The nose delivers on the promise of richness and depth with complex aromas of raspberry, dark cherry, wood smoke, and forest underbrush flowing out of the glass.  On the palate, it does just what a great holiday red should.  There’s more than enough ripe fruit to survive the onslaught of big dinner flavors with smoky/savory accents that will highlight stuffing and autumn vegetable sides.  The tang of fresh cranberry on the finish evokes the dish of Aunt Martha’s sauce and, more importantly, refreshes your palate and gets you ready for the next forkful.  Delicious, if obscure, and excellent value!

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Dom Jacques Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV 2015 Product #31852 (In Stock)
Dom Jacques Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV 2015 Dom Jacques Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV 2015

Vincent Girardin's nephew, Jacques, operates with less flash but plenty of authenticity and skill. This classic red Burgundy is from 50 year-old vines in Santenay ages half in barrel, half in tank, and showcases the excitement of Vintage 2015. You'll smell and taste the vintage's ripeness in this wine's dark raspberry and cherry fruit with earthy, smoky accents.  Plenty of body and rich, chunky, texture here with supple tannins and sweet cherry fruit lingering.

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Walter Scott Pinot Noir La Combe Verte 2015 Product #31907 (In Stock)
Walter Scott Pinot Noir La Combe Verte 2015 Walter Scott Pinot Noir La Combe Verte 2015

The only one of our selected 2015 Walter Scott wines to be reviewed so far – yes, that’s a 92 point rating from Wine Spectator for Ken and Erica’s entry level Pinot!  It’s a pretty serious wine of very serious quality – not surprising because Ken and Erica take this wine very seriously indeed.  As Erica writes, “Famed Burgundy importer Becky Wasserman was once quoted in Wine Spectator saying, 'You can always judge a great Domaine by the quality of their Bourgogne bottling.' These are words we LIVE by. We put the same care and attention to detail into our two Willamette Valley wines as we do our single vineyard selections. These are the foundation for everything that we do. It is our reputation and our life.”

“Bright and expressive, with firm tannins around a glowing core of raspberry, pomegranate and cherry flavors, shading the finish with hints of savory spices. Has presence and persistence on a sleek frame. Best from 2018 through 2025.”Wine Spectator 92 points

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Dom Deliance Givry 1er Cru Les Combes 2014 Product #31499 (In Stock)
Dom Deliance Givry 1er Cru Les Combes 2014 Dom Deliance Givry 1er Cru Les Combes 2014

From an estate established in 1935 that made first red and white still wines, then sparkling Cremant, and now - with the new generation - is moving back to still wine production.  And very good still wine it is!  This is a delicious, ready young, bistro-style red Burgundy with plenty of pretty Pinot Noir fruit - cherry, red berry - plus just a touch of earth and spice for complexity.  Easy to drink, but with true Burgundy minerality and cut.  Excellent value.

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Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014 Product #31696 (In Stock)
Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014

A spectacular, rich and deep, lip-smacking, bottle of delicious Pinot Noir.  Sure, you can cellar this if you want to.  But we're a bit skeptical you can wait.  Better than the rating.

"Vivid red. Mineral- and spice-laced aromas of fresh red berries and rose, joined by a hint of blood orange that builds in the glass. Clean and nervy on entry, then deeper and broader in the midpalate, offering energetic black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors complemented by a sweet touch of floral pastilles. Supple tannins build slowly on the sappy, penetrating finish, which hangs on with strong, spicy persistence."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2015 Product #31758 (In Stock)
Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2015 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2015

This has been one of the best values in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir for years, but in 2015 it really soars.  This year 75% of the barrels came from sedimentary soils in Ribbon Ridge and Chehalem Mountain AVAs, 15% from Freedom Hill and 15% from volcanic soils in the Dundee Hills.  It’s genuinely lush and a bit showy now with opulent aromas and flavors of crushed black raspberry, dark cherries, exotic flowers, smoke and damp earth.  Mouthfilling and showing a glyceryl richness, but with vivid acids, fine tannins, and no excess of weight.  As Jim and Patty say, “There are seriously great bones here and this wine will stand up to many, many much higher priced bottlings… In short, this wine is a smoking deal!!

"Deep red. Expansive red berry and floral pastille scents and flavors show impressive energy and pick up a hint of smokiness as the wine opens up. Smooth and fleshy but lively as well; a late jolt of white pepper adds spicy bite. Generous but vibrant in character, finishing very long and sweet, with gentle tannins lending shape and subtle grip. This wine delivers exceptional bang for the buck."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Dom Mongeard Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge 2014 Product #31594 (In Stock)
Dom Mongeard Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge 2014 Dom Mongeard Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge 2014

Burgundy's 2014 vintage gave us silky, supple, reds with lovely fruit and plenty of classic Burgundy terroir.  Here's a great example from 4.5 acres mainly in and near Vosne-Romanee. Ripe, hand-harvested, fruit is 100% destemmed, fermented in tank and then aged in twice-used French oak.  There's a very pretty perfume of tangy red cherry, raspberry, violets and a hint of something earthy - or "animal" as the winemaker says.  On the palate it's very pure and fresh and transparent with a silky feel to the tart cherry/raspberry fruit.  Stony minerality and fine tannins provide support to this very pretty, very delicious, Pinot Noir.  Drink now - 2020 or so.

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir The Uncarved Block 2010 Product #30989 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir  The Uncarved Block 2010 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir  The Uncarved Block 2010

Ernie Pink and Dena Drews craft this lovely Pinot to tell the story of their vineyard in the vintage, blending different clones and parcels from across their 35 acre site perched above Freedom Hill.  In 2010 it's beautiful with the elegance and purity of this remarkable vintage and the open sophistication that only a little time in bottle reveals.  Lovely now and through 2020.

"Bright red. Smoky, mineral-accented black raspberry and rose oil aromas are complemented by hints of cinnamon and allspice. Gently sweet red fruit flavors are given depth by a cherry pit nuance and sharpened by juicy acidity. Silky in texture and appealingly sweet, finishing with very good clarity, subtle tannins and noteworthy spicy persistence."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2015 Product #31926 (In Stock)
Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2015 Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2015

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 $45-$55 (if you can find it).  Jean Michel used to use the young vines from this vineyard for cremant, but now that they're older, all the fruit from Les Graviers goes into make one brilliant Bourgogne Rouge – a wine that’s very much a “baby Chambolle Musigny!”

The combination of nicely maturing vines and 2015’s fantastic ripeness gave Jean-Michel and Alexis fruit much more in line with a good Village level Chambolle site than just Bourgogne, so they treated this like village wine:  4 weeks in the fermenter for deep extraction and then aging in 100% top-quality new oak.  Folks, this is “blow you away” Bourgogne Pinot Noir.  My note from the cellar last month:  “Wow – massive plushness and richness and depth.  Spectacular dark fruit (cherry, raspberry) with deep spice, earth and smoke.  Firm. Very long, very delicious.”

Outstanding Top Value. A deft application of wood sets off the ripe and fresh red berry fruit and earth-suffused nose. There is fine volume and concentration to the rich, plump and round flavors that possess very fine depth and length compared to what is typical for the genre. Worth considering.”Allen Meadows 87-89 points

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