Archive | Pinot Noir

Structured Refinement: 2012 La Pitchoune Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2012 La Pitchoune Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA As of late, the wild and wooly Sonoma Coast weather is producing some of the best Pinot Noir grapes grown anywhere, especially during the 2012 growing season.  (more…)

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A Plush Pinot You Can’t Resist! Patz and Hall

Wine Review: 2012 Patz and Hall Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Super dang daddy! The Patz and Hall Pinot Noir is some of the finest Pinot juice I’ve had the pleasure of consuming.  Right after opening the bottle, there are smells of red berry fruit exploding out of the glass with dark, savory aromas of redwood, […]

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MacPhail Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir

 Wine Review: MacPhail Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast Sometimes specific vintages, such as 2011, can bring challenges to vintners on many levels. Enough heat to fully ripen the fruit and harvesting on the rains schedule, not when the fruit is ready, can overwhelm some growers and winemakers. The MacPhail Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir does not […]

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Niner Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2012 Niner Pinot Noir, Edna Valley, California Just south of the city of San Luis Obispo, California, and home of Cal Poly University lies the Edna Valley—a respite for Chardonnay and Pinot noir lovers. This valley is unique in the fact that the topography, which forms the valley, runs east and west allowing […]

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Hawks View Cellars Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2012 Hawks View Cellars Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, Oregon Easily recognizable as a Willamette Valley Pinot, the Hawks View Cellars Pinot noir has fresh aromas of tart cherry, baking spice, and fresh turned earth. The  bouquet will have a broad appeal to most Pinot hounds.  (more…)

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Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2013 Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir, Napa Valley, Carneros, California Pure and clean, this 2013 Robert Mondavi Pinot noir from the Carneros sub-appellation of Napa Valley exhibits a characteristic of Pinot noir that is only achievable when grown this far south with substantial coastal influence.  (more…)

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