PINOT NOIR

    Central Otago: Where Nature and Pinot Noir Reign

    New Zealand was put on the wine map with their Sauvignon Blanc that exhibits its signature grapefruity aromas and tastes .  But there are more wines in that beautiful country which beg notice and a healthy pour.  Recently, representatives from New Zealand Complexity, a portfo...

    17 readers - By Grape Experiences

    Byron Santa Barbara County Chardonnay and Pinot Noir - Easy

    Easy to drink and easy to find, both of these wines are an easy choice. This post brought to you by: Get the Black Stallion Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 for just $19.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! Today we've got two delightful picks for you from Santa Ba...

    17 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

      2012 MacPhail Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

      Enobytes - - 15 readers - Wine Review: 2012 MacPhail Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, California This awesome elixir from MacPhail personifies tasty, juicy, liquidity in an almost perfect fermentation of pr...

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      Wine of the week: Guy Saget Pinot Noir La Petite Perriere 2012

      … Regular visitors here know how difficult it is to find affordable pinot noir that tastes like pinot noir, even if you’re willing to spend as much as $20. The weak dollar is one reason, but quality Oregon and California pinots are equally as pricey. It’s just the way pinot is — the cheap stuff, even if it’s worth drinking, doesn’t taste like pinot…

      7 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Episode 240: 2011Vintage Pinot Noir from DePonte Cellars

      … We return to DePonte Cellars for our yearly visit with Isabelle Dutartre. She’s got a lot of experience with Pinot Noir, both in her native Burgundy, and in Oregon, and her wines are always among our favorites. She makes a few different barrel selection wines from the Dundee Hills estate fruit, and one wine from the new Lonesome Rock Vineyard…

      10 readers - By Wine is Serious Business

      First Look: 2013 Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir

      … Nobody releases wines faster than the Wagner Family of Wines which oversees Caymus, Conundrum, Mer Soleil, Belle Glos, and Meiomi. Before we've had a chance to fully pin down 2012 California Pinot Noir here comes the 2013 Meiomi. Meiomi is a blend of grapes sourced from regions of California known for Pinot Noir production: Monterey, Sonoma…

      5 readers - By The Wellesley Wine Press

      2011 ONEHOPE Pinot Noir Here’s another wine from my...

      … 2011 ONEHOPE Pinot Noir Here’s another wine from my friends at ONEHOPE Wine! This one is a “Pinot for Paws” where half of the profits from this wine are donated to the ASPCA toward pet adoptions! squishabledotcom Shiba and I are showing our full support for finding fur-ever homes for all our furriends. This one’s a classic California Pinot Noir. Red currants and lingonberries. Hints of cola and cilantro. Bursting with juicy red fruit.  3/5 bones $$ Pinot Noir 13.5% abv Napa Valley, California, USA …

      15 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Pinot versus Pinot

      …It’s the BEST of the New World versus the BEST of the Old World… considering VALUE ev kerse. It should be expressly clear by now that Pinot Noir is the second greatest grape among vinifera; the greatest being Nebbiolo, ev kerse [ed. stop that you idjit]. Recent pullage has tested the claim. We pulled corks […]…

      2 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Tales From: Santa Rosa and Byron Kosuge

      …Last week, I mentioned that my fondness for American Pinot Noir was rooted in an online purchase of a couple of decade-old Pinots from the Rochioli Vineyard. Once I tasted those two wines, I was convinced that I needed to … Continue reading →…

      5 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      New Releases from Sojourn Cellars

      … I've been a fan of Sonoma-based Sojourn's Pinot Noir program for some time. So I was very pleased to receive samples of their 2012s to give me an excuse opportunity to crack open some bottles early, for a window into this well-regarded vintage from a well-regarded producer while bottles I previously purchased from their mailing list rest. 2012…

      13 readers - By The Wellesley Wine Press

      WBC Pre-Trip: A Glimpse into the Soul of Santa Barbara Wine

      … to the temperature. We tried 22 wines from the different AVAs – everything from sparkling wine, dry Riesling, Riesling, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, white blends, chardonnay, pinot noir, grenache and syrah from Santa Maria Valley AVA, Santa Ynez Valley AVA, Sta. Rita Hills AVA (which must be spelled this way due to the Chilean winery), Ballard…

      16 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Stress; It’s a Matter of Perspective

      … of climates and soils. Cabernet Sauvignon can endure a lot of stress, and still maintain its flavor typicity and character. Pinot Noir, also known as ‘the heartbreak grape,’ is thinned-skinned, and quite delicate as its nickname implies. Some stress will improve the quality of the grapes, but the genetically unstable vine is pretty particular when…

      2 readers - By From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love

      2012 Gnarly Head Pinot Noir

      … Varietal: Pinot Noir Region: Californica Cost: $14 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Gnarly Head 2012 Pinot Noir takes “the heartbreak grape” for a walk on the wild side. This powerful pinot touts voluptuous aromas of red cherry, vanilla, earth, and spice, followed by a rush of black cherry and plum with hints of toasted hazelnut, tobacco…

      2 readers - By The Good Wine Guru

      What We Have Been Drinking—7/28/2014

      …Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. As I have been getting a few more samples in, I am dipping into my cellar a bit less, … Continue reading…

      4 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Vineyards of Sonoma County – with Charles Heintz

      … of apple orchard today. Following in the footsteps of his father, Charlie began farming Heintz Ranch in 1984, and expanded the vineyards to include Pinot Noir and perhaps his personal favorite, Syrah. With a who’s who list of wineries like Littorai and Williams Selyem buying his grapes, Charlie Heintz couldn’t be prouder of his family’s…

      14 readers - By GrapeRadio
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