Friday, February 15, 2013

Pinot Noir (USA)

 
Pinot Noir (USA)
 
  
 


Keeping in mind that Pinot Noir is not one of the red wines I drink very often, I still have my opinions and gladly share my reviews, especially with those who have inquired about these wines.
Ben, my best-bud, has discovered his own predilection toward Pinot Noir, so this updating and refining of my list of reviewed wines owes its genesis to him.
When I first began drinking red wine, Bearboat and Kendal Jackson were inexpensive (about $15), and quite delicious; later I tried other more expensive offerings, and often (more than with other varietals) was disappointed; so, with so much wine and so little time, I shied-away from them.
It has been said that a good Pinot Noir will cost $40 and more, I doubt that's true, but as with all great wines, price comes with the Terroir!

This new Index is being constructed (work in progress) to make searching easier, especially for smart phone users.



667 Monterey 2010 Pinot Noir, $14.99, 88+ points
A to Z Oregon 2014 Pinot Noir, $16.99-$19.99, 88 points
Acacia California 2015 Pinot Noir, $9.99-$14.99*, 90 points
Acacia Vineyard Carneros 2007 Pinot Noir, $23.99, 90 points
Acrobat Oregon 2012 Pinot Noir, $17.99-$19.99, 84 points
Adelsheim Willamette Valley 2011 Pinot noir, $18.69-$24.99, 90 points
Alderbrook Vineyards Russian River Sonoma County 2011 Pinot Noir, $17.99-$29.99, 86 points
alma rosa Santa Rita Hills 2007 Pinot Noir, $19.59-$25.99, 90 points
Anne Amie (Willamette Valley, Oregon) 2014 Pinot Noir, $16.99-$24.99, 89 points
Argyle Willamette Valley 2011 Pinot Noir, $21.24-$29.99, 91 points
Argyle Willamette Valley (Grower series) 2012 Pinot Noir, $19.99-$29.99*, 88 points
Bearboat Russian River 2006 Pinot Noir, $14.99, 91 points
Bearboat Russian River 2008 Pinot Noir, $15.29-$17.99, 89 points
Bearboat Russian River 2009 Pinot Noir, $16.99-$19.99, 88 points
Beringer Napa Valley 2010 Pinot Noir, $9.99-$19.99, 90 points
B.R. Cohn Russian River 2010 Pinot Noir, $24.99-$39.99, 89 points
Cambria Santa Maria Valley Julia's Vineyard 2009 Pinot Noir, $18.69-$23,99, 90 points
Cambria Santa Maria Valley Julia's Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir, $16.99-$23.99*, 91 points
Carneros Creek 2007 Pinot Noir Reserve, $21.99-$24.99, 88 points
Cherry Pie Hundred Acre Vineyard Stanley Ranch 2007 Pinot Noir, $39.99, 89+ points
Cline Sonoma Coast 2012 Pinot Noir, $11.99-$17.99, 88 points
Cupcake Central Coast 2010 Pinot Noir, $6.99-$11.99, 86 points
Davis Bynum Russian River Valley Jane's Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir, $21.74-$34.99*, 91 points
Decoy Sonoma County 2011 Pinot Noir, $22.09-$25.99, 88 points
Domaine Carneros 2010 Pinot Noir, $17.84-$23.99, 85 points
Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills 2012 Pinot Noir, $32.79-$$44.99, 94 points!
Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve 2007 Pinot Noir, $38.24-$59.99, 92+ points
Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvée 2008 Pinot Noir, $29.99-$39.99, 88 points
Dr. Konstantin Frank Finger Lakes 2013 Pinot Noir, $22.49-$24.99, 88 points
Duckpond cellars Willamette Valley 2008 Pinot Noir, $18.99, 90 points
Elk Cove Five Mountain Willamette Valley 2012 Pinot Noir, $31.99-$39.99, 92 points
Elk Cove Willamette Valley 2007 Pinot Noir, $20.39-$28.99, 87 points
Erath Estate Selection Willamette Valley 2010 Pinot Noir, $19.99-$23.99, 93 points
Erath Oregon 2008 Pinot Noir, $12.60-$18.00, 91 points
Erath Oregon 2011 Pinot Noir, $13.99-$18.99, 90 points
Erath Oregon 2011 Pinot Noir, $14.95-$18.99, 88 points
Erath Willamette Valley Estate Selection 2012 Pinot Noir, $15.99-$23.99, 93 points
Estancia Pinnacles Ranches Monterry County 2008 Pinot Noir, $13,59-$18.99, 86 points
Etude Grace Benoist Ranch Carneros 2011Pinot Noir, $35.69-$44.99, 92 points
Firesteed Oregon 2011 Pinot Noir, $11.99-$19.99, 88 points
Flowers Sea View Ridge Sonoma Coast 2010 Pinot Noir, $58.64-$68.99, 95 points
Flowers Sonoma Coast 2011 Pinot Noir, $41.64-$48.99, 92 points
Gallo Sonoma County 2008 Pinot Noir, $3.49-$10.99, 88 points
Garnet Vineyards Monterey County 2012 Pinot Noir, $11.19-$15.99, 85 points
Goldeneye Anderson Valley 2006 Pinot Noir, $34.79-$74.99, 91 points
Hahn Winery Estate Santa Lucia Highlands 'S~L~H' 2014 Pinot Noir, $24.99-$29.99, 90 points
Inman Family Russian River Valley 2010 Pinot Noir, $12.79-$27.99, 86 points
J Nicole's Vineyard Russian River Valley 2008 Pinot Noir, $34.19-$52.99, 93 points
J Vineyards Russian River 2008 Pinot Noir, $16.99-$34.99, 92 points
Joel Gott 2012 Pinot Noir, $15.19-$21.99, 89 points
Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast 2012 Pinot Noir, $34.99-$49.99, 93 points
Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast 2013 Pinot Noir, $38.24-$49.99, 92 points
Kendall Jackson Estate Outland Ridge 2012 Pinot Noir, $27.99-$34.99, 93 points
Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve 2012 Pinot Noir, $17.59-$24.99, 84 points
Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve 2006 Pinot Noir, $14.99-$17.99, 89 points
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve 2012 Pinot Noir, $13.59-$18.99, 88 points
King Estate 2009 Pinot Noir, $23.79-$27.99, 90 points
La Crema Monterey 2009 Pinot Noir, $13.50-$18.23, 87 points
La Crema Willamette Valley 2012 Pinot Noir, $7.98-$32.99 ($25 promotional gift card applied), 92 points
La Follette Van Der Kamp Vineyard Sonoma 2009 Pinot Noir, $25.49-$29.99, 91 points
Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards Willamette Valley 2013 Pinot Noir, $15.29-$25.99, 90 points
Lemelson Vineyards Thea's Selection 2010 Pinot Noir, $25.49-$31.99, 91+ points
Lincourt "Lindsay's" Sta. Rita Hills 2012 Pinot Noir, $12.74-$29.99, 90 points
LWC (Loring Wine Company) Gary's Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands 2009 Pinot Noir, $33.99-$39.99, 91 points
MacMurray Russian River Valley 2012 Pinot Noir, $15.99-$24.99, 91 points
Mac Murray Russian River Valley Ranch 2011 Pinot Noir, $19.99-$33.99, 88 points
Meiomi California 2012 Pinot Noir, (375 ml) $10.39-$12.99, 88 points
Meiomi California 2013 Pinot Noir, $15.99-$21.99, 87 points
Merriam Vineyards Russian River 2012 Pinot Noir Cuvée, $19.99-$24.99, 92+ points
Merry Edwards Sonoma Coast 2008 Pinot Noir, $46.99, 93 points
Merry Edwards Russian River 2009 Pinot Noir, $49.29-$60.99, 93 points
Morgan Santa Lucia Highlands Double L Vineyard 2009 Pinot Noir, $39.09-$49.99, 93+ points
Morgan Santa Lucia Highlands Twelve Clones 2007 Pinot Noir, $21.99-$31.99, 92 points
Morgan Santa Lucia Highlands Twelve Clones 2012 Pinot Noir, $22.99-$28.99, 92 points
Murphy-Goode 2008 Pinot Noir, $11.99-$17.99, 89 points
Murphy-Goode 2009 Pinot Noir, $9.99-$18.99, 89+ points
Nicholson Ranch Sonoma Coast 2008 Pinot Noir, $16.99-$38.99, 90 points
O'Reilly's 2009 Pinot Noir, $20.99, 88 points
Pali "Huntington" Santa Barbara County 2011 Pinot Noir, $19.54-$22.99, 88 points
Paraiso Vineyards Santa Lucia Highlands "Faite" 2012 Pinot Noir, $19.99-$64.99, 91 points
Parker Station 2009 Pinot Noir, $10.00-$14.00, 86 points
Ponzi Vineyards Willamette Valley 2008 Pinot Noir, $26.34-$35.99, 89 points
Ponzi Willamette Valley Travola 2011 Pinot Noir, $20.39-$26.99, 87 points
Proud Pour Umpqua Valley 'This Wine Saves Bee Species' 2015 Pinot Noir (Oregon), $19.54-$24.99, 90 points
R. Stuart Autograph Willamette Valley 2007 Pinot Noir, $25.49-$29.99, 91 points
redtree 2009 Pinot Noir, $8.99-$10.99, 86 points
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Carneros 2012 Pinot Noir, $24.99-$29.99, 85 points
Rodney Strong Russian River 2009 Pinot Noir, $16.99-$22.99, 90 points
Saintsbury Carneros 2007 Pinot Noir $23.99-$26.99, 90 points
Sanford Santa Rita Hills 2010 Pinot Noir, $23.84-$43.99, 89 points
Schug Carneros 2009 Pinot Noir, (375ML) $8.50-$18.99, 86 points
SCV Freestone Hills Sonoma Coast 2010 Pinot Noir, $24.99-$34.99, 90 points
Sean Minor Carneros 2009 Pinot Noir, $12.74-$16.99, 89 points
Siduri Ewald Russian River Valley 2006 Pinot Noir, $25.99-$39.99, 89 points
Siduri Santa Rita Hills 2011 Pinot Noir, $22.99-$32.99, 92+ points
Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Oregon 2007 Pinot Noir, $32.99-$50.00, 92 points
Soter Vineyards Planet Oregon 2013 Pinot Noir, $22.99-$10.99, 87 points
Sterling Napa Valley 2012 Pinot Noir, $15.99-$22.99, 87 points
Talbott Logan Sleepy Hollow Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir, $18.69-$24.99, 88 points
Thumbprint Russian River 2008 Pinot Noir, $22.99 (Power buy NHLS)-$45.00, 90 points
Thumbprint Russian River 2012 Pinot Noir, $15.99-$49.99, 89 points
Vampire Napa Valley 2010 Pinot Noir, $11.99, 84 points
Vinum Cellars Monterey 2014 Pinot Noir, $13.59-$16.99, 89 points
Willamette Valley Vineyards Oregon 2012 Pinot Noir, $20.99-$22.99, 91+ points
Wine By Joe (Oregon) 2010 Pinot Noir, $10-$15, 87 points
Wine by Joe Dobbes Oregon 2012 Pinot Noir, $16.99-$18.99, 87 points
Wind Gap Sonoma Coast 2014 Pinot Noir, $28.04-$32.99, 93 points






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