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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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97 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru is a terrific rendition of this routinely stunning cuv�e, soaring from the glass with a complex bouquet of red-black fruit, incense, rich soil tones, violets, smoked duck and a touch of menthol. On the palate, the wine is deep… ...
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Mugneret-Gibourg Clos de Vougeot 2015  (#334292)

Pinot Noir from Vougeot, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

97 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru is a terrific rendition of this routinely stunning cuv�e, soaring from the glass with a complex bouquet of red-black fruit, incense, rich soil tones, violets, smoked duck and a…

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$1650.00
98 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2013 Clos de B�ze is a magical young wine in the making. The stunning bouquet is a brilliant blend of red and black cherries, black raspberries, exotic spice tones, raw cocoa, lovely meatiness, black minerality, a touch of fresh nutmeg and a very… ...
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Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Beze 2013  (#333831)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

98 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2013 Clos de B�ze is a magical young wine in the making. The stunning bouquet is a brilliant blend of red and black cherries, black raspberries, exotic spice tones, raw cocoa, lovely meatiness, black…

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$1599.95
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Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Clos St. Jacques 2016  (#333540)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 2 available
$1400.00
97 points Fine Wine Review: Last, the Clos de la Roche is dark and pure with intensity in the nose. The mouth shows dark fruit with intensity and stoniness and some juiciness. There are tannins here, but they are round. A great wine. (Issue #137; 2013) 96+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar):… ...
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Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 2009  (#309999)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

97 points Fine Wine Review: Last, the Clos de la Roche is dark and pure with intensity in the nose. The mouth shows dark fruit with intensity and stoniness and some juiciness. There are tannins here, but they are round. A great wine. (Issue #137;…

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95-97 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (the aggregate size of this holding is a whopping 3.4 ha and Ponsot is easily the largest holder in Clos de la Roche). Interestingly this is even spicier with its own very broad array of spice elements that seemingly change with each whiff of… ...
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Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 2012  (#320036)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

95-97 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (the aggregate size of this holding is a whopping 3.4 ha and Ponsot is easily the largest holder in Clos de la Roche). Interestingly this is even spicier with its own very broad array of spice…

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Rousseau Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes 2016 ...
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Rousseau Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes 2016  (#333541)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
96 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): An intensely floral nose features notes of dried rose petal and lavender along with cool red berry fruit that is liberally laced with earth, spice and menthol nuances. The taut and muscular broad-scaled and concentrated flavors are precise, intense and… ...
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Dujac Clos de la Roche 2010  (#314356)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

96 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): An intensely floral nose features notes of dried rose petal and lavender along with cool red berry fruit that is liberally laced with earth, spice and menthol nuances. The taut and muscular broad-scaled and…

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98 points Neil Beckett (The World of Fine Wine): From the finest of the three Faiveley parcels, a massal selection planted by Erwan's grandfather. A slightly paler ruby than the other bottling. A completely enchanting nose, tea rose in excelsis, and an eually sublime palate: more a�rien, with even… ...
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Faiveley Chambertin-Clos de Beze Les Ouvrees Rodin 2017  (#333644)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

98 points Neil Beckett (The World of Fine Wine): From the finest of the three Faiveley parcels, a massal selection planted by Erwan's grandfather. A slightly paler ruby than the other bottling. A completely enchanting nose, tea rose in excelsis, and…

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93-96 points Fine Wine Review: The Griotte-Chambertin was very closed when I tasted it, but density, concentration, minerality, and tannins all showed through to make a promising wine. (Issue #141; 2014) ...
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Drouhin/Joseph Griotte-Chambertin 2012  (#334325)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

93-96 points Fine Wine Review: The Griotte-Chambertin was very closed when I tasted it, but density, concentration, minerality, and tannins all showed through to make a promising wine. (Issue #141; 2014)

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98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2012 Musigny Vielles Vignes Grand Cru from de Vog�� has slightly brighter and more vivacious fruit than J-F Mugnier, and in fact, the two wines seem to go in two different trajectories in the glass, this blossoming and the other becoming more occluded. De… ...
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Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2012  (#320543)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2012 Musigny Vielles Vignes Grand Cru from de Vog�� has slightly brighter and more vivacious fruit than J-F Mugnier, and in fact, the two wines seem to go in two different trajectories in the glass, this…

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95 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): Still deeply colored though there is a bit of bricking at the rim. While there is plenty of secondary character present on the wonderfully spicy, complex and earthy nose there is absolutely no sous-bois in evidence. The powerful and concentrated middle weight… ...
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Mugneret-Gibourg Echezeaux 1990  (#334684)

Pinot Noir from Flagey-Echezeaux, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

95 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): Still deeply colored though there is a bit of bricking at the rim. While there is plenty of secondary character present on the wonderfully spicy, complex and earthy nose there is absolutely no sous-bois in…

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95+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Good deep red. Much less reduced on the nose than Ruchottes, offering captivating, high-pitched perfume of raspberry, rose petal, blood orange and crushed stone. On the palate, the tangy raspberry, red cherry and mineral flavors show a penetrating character and… ...
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Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Clos St-Jacques 2013  (#331575)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, C�te de Nuits, Burgundy, France

95+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Good deep red. Much less reduced on the nose than Ruchottes, offering captivating, high-pitched perfume of raspberry, rose petal, blood orange and crushed stone. On the palate, the tangy raspberry, red cherry and…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 2 available
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