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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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90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This Savigny has… ...
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Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er cru Les Peuillets 2015  (#330706)

Pinot Noir from Savigny-lès-Beaune, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This Savigny has impressive volume...it really seems to fill the mouth with juicy black fruit, offering a hint of spicebox and white pepper on the finish. This is a lovely 2015 and it should drink well for 4-6 years. 2018-2027. (Dec 2016) ] 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium…

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WHWC Staff Notes: ...reminiscent of a top wine from the Santa Cruz Mountains, with explosively exuberant black raspberry and black cherry aromas and underlying notes of nutmeg, toffee, and mint... you don't often get this sort of acidic vibrancy along with such a velvety density of fruit. Secondary… ...
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Becker-Landgraf Spatburgunder Gau-Odernheimer Muschelkalk J2 2013  (#330477)

Pinot Noir from Rheinhessen, Germany

[ WHWC Staff Notes: ...reminiscent of a top wine from the Santa Cruz Mountains, with explosively exuberant black raspberry and black cherry aromas and underlying notes of nutmeg, toffee, and mint... you don't often get this sort of acidic vibrancy along with such a velvety density of fruit. Secondary notes of savory cured meats do indeed lend a Burgundian side to the wine... a firm streak of chalky limestone runs through the core... this wine is spectacularly delicious right now! - Andrew Kitz, 9/13/17 ] WHWC Staff Notes: ...reminiscent of a top wine from the Santa Cruz Mountains, with explosively exuberant black raspberry and black cherry aromas and underlying notes of nutmeg, toffee, and mint... you don't often get this sort of acidic vibrancy…

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Felettig s flagship workhorse bottling from a blend of some 20+ village level vineyards, all over 50 years of age. The best village Chambolle value on the market. Period. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes, aged in 30% new oak with the same… ...
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Felettig Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2016  (#331718)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ Felettig s flagship workhorse bottling from a blend of some 20+ village level vineyards, all over 50 years of age. The best village Chambolle value on the market. Period. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes, aged in 30% new oak with the same percentage of whole bunch, has an attractive, cohesive bouquet with clean, pure blackberry, bilberry and blueberry fruit, expressing the essence of Chambolle with style. The palate is medium-bodied with a sharp, penetrating entry, a keen line of acidity that lends this freshness and tension, and underneath the dark berry fruit a linear finish with tangible mineral tones lingering on the aftertaste. Excellent. Drink: 2020-2032. (Dec 2017) ] Felettig s flagship workhorse bottling from a blend of some 20+ village level vineyards, all over 50 years of age. The best village Chambolle value on the market. Period. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles…

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91+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): This was another of the fortunate cuvées at Domaine Felettig in 2016, as there was virtually no frost here and the wine has also turned out very, very well for its level. The nose is pure and expressive, wafting from the glass in a classic blend of… ...
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Felettig Vosne-Romanee 2016  (#331717)

Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 91+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): This was another of the fortunate cuvées at Domaine Felettig in 2016, as there was virtually no frost here and the wine has also turned out very, very well for its level. The nose is pure and expressive, wafting from the glass in a classic blend of black raspberries, black cherries, gamebird, Vosne spices, a lovely base of dark soil tones and a touch of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very mineral in profile, with a sappy core of black fruit, excellent focus and balance, fine-grained tannins and impressive lift and backend tension on the wellbalanced finish. Another really good villages. 2023-2060. (Mar/Apr 2018) ] 91+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): This was another of the fortunate cuvées at Domaine Felettig in 2016, as there was virtually no frost here and the wine has also turned out very, very well for its level. The nose is pure and expressive,…

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92-94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): ...One of the highlights in this range, the 2012 boasts stunning power, depth and harmony. The lifted aromatics recall the Ursules, but here the fruit possesses more volume and creaminess. An explosive, layered finish rounds things out in style. Some of the… ...
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Jadot Beaune 1er cru 153rd Anniversary 2012  (#332138)

Pinot Noir from Beaune, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ 92-94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): ...One of the highlights in this range, the 2012 boasts stunning power, depth and harmony. The lifted aromatics recall the Ursules, but here the fruit possesses more volume and creaminess. An explosive, layered finish rounds things out in style. Some of the parcels in the blend are Avaux, Cent Vignes, Pertuisots, Vignes Franches, Perrières, Toussaints and Chouacheux. Drink: 2022-2042. (Jan 2014) ] 92-94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): ...One of the highlights in this range, the 2012 boasts stunning power, depth and harmony. The lifted aromatics recall the Ursules, but here the fruit possesses more volume and creaminess. An explosive, layered…

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92 points John Gilman: ...The bouquet jumps from the glass in a ripe blend of black plums, dark chocolate, roasted pigeon, a touch of Savigny spice tones, vanillin oak and fairly complex minerality... deep, full-bodied, long and nicely balanced, with plush fruit on the attack, a fine core and… ...
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Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er cru Serpentieres 2015  (#331438)

Pinot Noir from Savigny-lès-Beaune, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ 92 points John Gilman: ...The bouquet jumps from the glass in a ripe blend of black plums, dark chocolate, roasted pigeon, a touch of Savigny spice tones, vanillin oak and fairly complex minerality... deep, full-bodied, long and nicely balanced, with plush fruit on the attack, a fine core and impressive mineral drive on the long and ripely tannic finish. I really like the interplay between the generous fruit and the underlying minerality in this wine. 2022-2055. (Nov/Dec 2016) ] 92 points John Gilman: ...The bouquet jumps from the glass in a ripe blend of black plums, dark chocolate, roasted pigeon, a touch of Savigny spice tones, vanillin oak and fairly complex minerality... deep, full-bodied, long and nicely balanced, with…

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95 points Tim Atkin, MW: Influenced by the proximity of the village, which provides a little more heat and protection, this vineyard is now 60 years old. The resulting wine is typically subtle and aromatic, with delicate tannins, sweet red cherry and wild strawberry fruit. Wonderfully subtle. 2016… ...
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Barthod/Ghislaine Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Gruenchers 2014  (#332127)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 95 points Tim Atkin, MW: Influenced by the proximity of the village, which provides a little more heat and protection, this vineyard is now 60 years old. The resulting wine is typically subtle and aromatic, with delicate tannins, sweet red cherry and wild strawberry fruit. Wonderfully subtle. 2016-24. (Jan 2016) ] 95 points Tim Atkin, MW: Influenced by the proximity of the village, which provides a little more heat and protection, this vineyard is now 60 years old. The resulting wine is typically subtle and aromatic, with delicate tannins, sweet red cherry and…

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97 points Tim Atkin, MW: It s always interesting to compare this tiny production of Clos des Lambrays (all 180 litres of it) with what s produced in the rest of the Grand Cru. Super fine and ethereal, this is sappy and refreshing with no whole bunches and layers of sweet summer berry fruit.… ...
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Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2014  (#326710)

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

[ 97 points Tim Atkin, MW: It s always interesting to compare this tiny production of Clos des Lambrays (all 180 litres of it) with what s produced in the rest of the Grand Cru. Super fine and ethereal, this is sappy and refreshing with no whole bunches and layers of sweet summer berry fruit. Delicious. 2019-28. (Jan 2016) ] 97 points Tim Atkin, MW: It s always interesting to compare this tiny production of Clos des Lambrays (all 180 litres of it) with what s produced in the rest of the Grand Cru. Super fine and ethereal, this is sappy and refreshing with no whole…

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94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): Just as it was last year, 2015 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce is decidedly flamboyant. There is not a ton of subtlety here, but I am not sure that really matters much at all. The Alyce expresses all of the intensity and raciness that are such signatures of Russian River… ...
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Walter Hansel Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Cuvee Alyce 2015  (#333023)

Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

[ 94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): Just as it was last year, 2015 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce is decidedly flamboyant. There is not a ton of subtlety here, but I am not sure that really matters much at all. The Alyce expresses all of the intensity and raciness that are such signatures of Russian River Pinots. Plush fruit and soft contours add to the wine's undeniable allure. (Apr 2018) ] 94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): Just as it was last year, 2015 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce is decidedly flamboyant. There is not a ton of subtlety here, but I am not sure that really matters much at all. The Alyce expresses all of the intensity and…

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93 points and 'Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): A reserved, even reticent but beautifully elegant nose reluctantly offers glimpses of plum, black cherry, violet and stone. The stony character continues onto the bold, taut and mineral driven medium-bodied flavors that possess focused power… ...
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Billard-Gonnet Pommard 1er cru Rugiens Bas 2012  (#332014)

Pinot Noir from Pommard, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ 93 points and 'Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): A reserved, even reticent but beautifully elegant nose reluctantly offers glimpses of plum, black cherry, violet and stone. The stony character continues onto the bold, taut and mineral driven medium-bodied flavors that possess focused power and plenty of punch on the saline, intense, dusty and chewy finish. This is a big but not rustic wine that despite the size and weight remains perfectly balanced... Drink: 2027+. (Apr 2015) ] 93 points and 'Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): A reserved, even reticent but beautifully elegant nose reluctantly offers glimpses of plum, black cherry, violet and stone. The stony character continues onto the bold, taut and mineral driven…

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92-95 points Fine Wine Review: Chevillon provided one of my most memorable visits to taste 2015s. Each wine was a jewel; that, of course, is not totally unexpected, as Chevillon is as consistent a producer as I know in Burgundy. Nevertheless, these wines exceeded my already high expectations... the… ...
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Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er cru Les Roncieres 2015  (#332029)

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

[ 92-95 points Fine Wine Review: Chevillon provided one of my most memorable visits to taste 2015s. Each wine was a jewel; that, of course, is not totally unexpected, as Chevillon is as consistent a producer as I know in Burgundy. Nevertheless, these wines exceeded my already high expectations... the Roncières has black raspberry fruit with freshness, purity, extraordinary precision, and as one would expect, a more tannic structure than that in the preceding wines. (1/28/17) ] 92-95 points Fine Wine Review: Chevillon provided one of my most memorable visits to taste 2015s. Each wine was a jewel; that, of course, is not totally unexpected, as Chevillon is as consistent a producer as I know in Burgundy. Nevertheless, these…

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92-96 points Fine Wine Review: The Nuits-Cras is deep, spicy, round, and generous with minerality, violets, and length. Bruno says that his plot is more gravelly, while the old Lamadone plot that Lamarche and Comte Ligier-Belair now split is more marne. (Issue #128; 2010) ...
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Clavelier Nuits-St-Georges 1er cru Aux Cras 2008  (#331940)

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

[ 92-96 points Fine Wine Review: The Nuits-Cras is deep, spicy, round, and generous with minerality, violets, and length. Bruno says that his plot is more gravelly, while the old Lamadone plot that Lamarche and Comte Ligier-Belair now split is more marne. (Issue #128; 2010) ] 92-96 points Fine Wine Review: The Nuits-Cras is deep, spicy, round, and generous with minerality, violets, and length. Bruno says that his plot is more gravelly, while the old Lamadone plot that Lamarche and Comte Ligier-Belair now split is more…

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