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Pinot Noir is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult varietal to cultivate and vinify. The grape's tendency to produce tightly packed clusters makes it susceptible to several viticultural hazards, and the thin-skins and low levels of phenolic compounds result in mostly lightly colored, medium-bodied, low-tannin wines. The tremendously broad range of bouquets, flavors, textures and impressions that Pinot noir can produce lends to its overall popularity but also to its misunderstanding. In the broadest terms, the wine tends to display aromas reminiscent of black and/or red cherry, raspberry and to a lesser extent currant and many other fine small red and black berry fruits. Traditional Pinot Noir is famous for its savory fleshiness and 'farmyard' aromas, but changing fashions, modern winemaking techniques, and new easier-to-grow clones have favored a lighter, more fruit-prominent, cleaner style.

Like many other red varietals, the character of the wine depends heavily on where the grapes are grown and how they are vinified, and these distinctions are largely reflected in a New World/Old World dichotomy. The Burgundy region in France, Pinot Noir's place of origin, is renowned for producing the most complex, ageworthy, and esoteric versions. These can range from dark, brooding, densely tannic wines to light, ethereally elegant wines of intensely perfumed character. Fruit profiles often differ as well, but the common denominator in all Burgundy Pinot Noir is the essence of the place in which it grows, coined as the term terroir. The finest examples, after years of proper aging, display haunting aromas and flavors that defy description using refrences of common reference points. The grape has also found highly unique expression in the vineyards of Germany, where it's known as Spätburgund. From the steep slopes of the Ahr Valley to the rolling, pastorl hills of the Pfalz, the country is producing wines with notably vibrant fruit and deep savory character, but also a rugged edge in which the stamp of terroir is also evident.

New World styles of Pinot Noir also vary in their specifics, but in general they are built on a bright, expressive fruit profile. California has several regions that excel with the varietal, most famously the Sonoma Coast AVA and its sub-AVA Russian River Valley. The wines typically display exuberant red cherry and strawberry notes along with the occasional savory spice elements. While these are cool climates by New World standards, Pinot Noir still achieves more consistent ripeness and more viscosity and body as a result. The AVAs of Santa Barbara County also produce outstanding versions with more concentrated savory profile, while Mendocino County's wines tend toward the dark-fruited, earthy profile. Oregon's Willamette Valley is perhaps the most old school of the New WOrld profiles, where fruit is less pronounced and an herbacious forest floor component imparts a touch of terroir on the wines. Perhaps the most exciting New World Pinot Noir wines are now coming from New Zealand, where the Central Otago and Martinborough regions are producing wines of dark fruit character with essentially cool-climate structure and texture, an intriguing, if non-traditional, combination.

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95-96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): And the one lone grand cru in the Bachelet cellars? Simply stunning in the 2006 vintage, the Bachelet Charmes finished up its malolactic in June of ’07, making the wine the easiest to read in November. The lion’s share of these old vines (planted… ...
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Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2006  (#303269)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

95-96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): And the one lone grand cru in the Bachelet cellars? Simply stunning in the 2006 vintage, the Bachelet Charmes finished up its malolactic in June of ’07, making the wine the easiest to read in November.…

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Duband/David Chambertin 2017  (#335282)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

750ml Bottle | Pre-arrival, 1 available
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97 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Très Vieilles Vignes is showing superbly from bottle, unfurling in the glass with a complex bouquet in which notes of blackcurrants, cherries, spiced plums and dark chocolate mingle with nuances of peony, orange rind and… ...
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Roty Charmes-Chambertin Cuvee de Tres Vieilles Vignes 2016  (#334359)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

97 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Très Vieilles Vignes is showing superbly from bottle, unfurling in the glass with a complex bouquet in which notes of blackcurrants, cherries, spiced plums and dark…

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93-95 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2013 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, which will contain some new oak although I tasted from a used barrel, has a tightly knit bouquet that at the moment is less expressive than the Mazis-Chambertin. The palate is crisp and pure, quite tensile, with a… ...
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Rousseau Clos de la Roche 2013  (#333830)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

93-95 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2013 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, which will contain some new oak although I tasted from a used barrel, has a tightly knit bouquet that at the moment is less expressive than the Mazis-Chambertin. The…

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95-97 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2013 Clos de la Roche Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, from vines planted in 1905, has an inviting, delineated bouquet with vibrant wild strawberry, raspberry preserve and mineral notes. The palate has great tension – so suave and poised with superb symmetry and… ...
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Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 2013  (#334518)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

95-97 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2013 Clos de la Roche Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, from vines planted in 1905, has an inviting, delineated bouquet with vibrant wild strawberry, raspberry preserve and mineral notes. The palate has great…

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93-96 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): ...floral with notes of lavender, dried rose petal and cool red currant. There is superb detail to the almost painfully intense and pungently mineral-driven large-scaled flavors that possess a saline character on the refreshing yet quite… ...
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Perrot-Minot Chambertin 2011  (#319400)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

93-96 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): ...floral with notes of lavender, dried rose petal and cool red currant. There is superb detail to the almost painfully intense and pungently mineral-driven large-scaled flavors that possess a…

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94-96 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): From barrel, the 2012 Clos de Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes has one of my favourite bouquets with wonderful vibrancy, mineralite and tension. The palate has a beguiling sense of symmetry and tension, blessed with precocious, beautifully aligned mineral-rich… ...
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Ponsot Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2012  (#320033)

Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

94-96 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): From barrel, the 2012 Clos de Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes has one of my favourite bouquets with wonderful vibrancy, mineralite and tension. The palate has a beguiling sense of symmetry and tension, blessed…

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92-95 points Fine Wine Review: The Gevrey-Perrières is medium-light in weight with red cherry and red currant fruit, and it shows good freshness and energy, plus some finesse. It is a very fine example of the Perrières terroir. I believe that this wine is to be commercialized under the Arnaud Mortet… ...
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Mortet/Arnaud Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru La Perriere 2016  (#333321)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

92-95 points Fine Wine Review: The Gevrey-Perrières is medium-light in weight with red cherry and red currant fruit, and it shows good freshness and energy, plus some finesse. It is a very fine example of the Perrières terroir. I believe that this…

1.5L Magnum | In stock, 3 available
98 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2016 Pinot Noir Le Caprice is flat out gorgeous! Black cherries, currants, toasted oak, caramelized raspberries, and exotic flower notes all soar from the glass of this rich, full-bodied, yet elegant, seamless Pinot Noir. It has fine, fine tannin, no hard edges, beautiful… ...
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Peter Michael Pinot Noir Fort Ross-Seaview Le Caprice 2016  (#334105)

Pinot Noir from Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma County, California

98 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2016 Pinot Noir Le Caprice is flat out gorgeous! Black cherries, currants, toasted oak, caramelized raspberries, and exotic flower notes all soar from the glass of this rich, full-bodied, yet elegant, seamless Pinot Noir.…

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93-95 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2012 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru is tighter and more laconic on the nose compared to the Griotte, which is usual. With a little encouragement there is just a suggestion of brine, something from the deep dark sea. The palate is fresh and vibrant right… ...
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Ponsot Chapelle-Chambertin 2012  (#320030)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

93-95 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2012 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru is tighter and more laconic on the nose compared to the Griotte, which is usual. With a little encouragement there is just a suggestion of brine, something from the deep…

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97+ points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir CIX Vineyard bursts forth with baked cherries, red currant jelly and mulberries with touches of cinnamon stick, violets, baking spices and potpourri. Full-bodied, opulent and wonderfully spicy in the… ...
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Aubert Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast CIX Vineyard 2016  (#333654)

Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California

97+ points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir CIX Vineyard bursts forth with baked cherries, red currant jelly and mulberries with touches of cinnamon stick, violets, baking spices and potpourri. Full…

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Grivot Echezeaux 2017  (#335321)

Pinot Noir from Flagey-Echezeaux, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

750ml Bottle | Pre-arrival, 1 available
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