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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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92 points Wine Spectator: Elegant and sleekly focused, with complex and precise raspberry and dark cherry flavors accented by crushed stone and cinnamon notes that glide toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 2,061 cases made. (5/23/18) ...
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Lingua Franca Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Avni 2016  (#331883)

Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

[ 92 points Wine Spectator: Elegant and sleekly focused, with complex and precise raspberry and dark cherry flavors accented by crushed stone and cinnamon notes that glide toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 2,061 cases made. (5/23/18) ] 92 points Wine Spectator: Elegant and sleekly focused, with complex and precise raspberry and dark cherry flavors accented by crushed stone and cinnamon notes that glide toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 2,061 cases made. (5/23/18)

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90 points Wine Spectator: Delicate and pretty, with rose petal and raspberry accents that glide along the sleek finish. Drink now through 2023. (10/15/18) This wine displays aromas of cocoa, pomegranate and raspberry on the nose and the palate as well as a light touch of nutmeg, cinnamon… ...
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Adelsheim Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2016  (#331301)

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

[ 90 points Wine Spectator: Delicate and pretty, with rose petal and raspberry accents that glide along the sleek finish. Drink now through 2023. (10/15/18) This wine displays aromas of cocoa, pomegranate and raspberry on the nose and the palate as well as a light touch of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. True to our house style, it is elegantly textured with seamlessly integrated, silky, polished tannins. Alcohol 13.5%. ] 90 points Wine Spectator: Delicate and pretty, with rose petal and raspberry accents that glide along the sleek finish. Drink now through 2023. (10/15/18) This wine displays aromas of cocoa, pomegranate and raspberry on the nose and the…

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96 points Wine Enthusiast: This is comprised of fruit from two coastal sites, but it does not hold back on flavor or complexity. A juicy entry of spicy red and blue fruit is surrounded by moderate structure and an imprint of rose petal. Lasting in intensity and acidity, it's dotted in citrus and… ...
WE 96
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Hartford Court Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Land's Edge Vineyard 2015  (#333253)

Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California

[ 96 points Wine Enthusiast: This is comprised of fruit from two coastal sites, but it does not hold back on flavor or complexity. A juicy entry of spicy red and blue fruit is surrounded by moderate structure and an imprint of rose petal. Lasting in intensity and acidity, it's dotted in citrus and polished tannins. Alcohol 14.5%. (Jul 2018) ] 96 points Wine Enthusiast: This is comprised of fruit from two coastal sites, but it does not hold back on flavor or complexity. A juicy entry of spicy red and blue fruit is surrounded by moderate structure and an imprint of rose petal. Lasting in…

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JD 95
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93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a .52 ha parcel of 50+ year old vines). A cool, pure and highly restrained nose requires aggressive swirling to liberate the aromas of spice, red and dark cherry and a whiff of truffle. The appealingly textured medium weight flavors brim with both an… ...
AM 93
ST 92
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Esmonin/Frederic Ruchottes-Chambertin 2016  (#332397)

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

[ 93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a .52 ha parcel of 50+ year old vines). A cool, pure and highly restrained nose requires aggressive swirling to liberate the aromas of spice, red and dark cherry and a whiff of truffle. The appealingly textured medium weight flavors brim with both an attractive tension and plenty of minerality though the strikingly persistent finish is overtly austere and backward. This is a classic example of the appellation and really very impressive. Drink: 2028+. (Jan 2018) ] 93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a .52 ha parcel of 50+ year old vines). A cool, pure and highly restrained nose requires aggressive swirling to liberate the aromas of spice, red and dark cherry and a whiff of truffle. The appealingly…

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96+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2014 Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard is the most reticent of these Pinots, as it was last year. Intense fruit and structure come together, but the wine is not at all ready to give everything it has. Dark red and purplish fruit overtones are lifted by the wine's… ...
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WA 94
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Occidental Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast SWK Vineyard 2014  (#329458)

Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California

[ 96+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2014 Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard is the most reticent of these Pinots, as it was last year. Intense fruit and structure come together, but the wine is not at all ready to give everything it has. Dark red and purplish fruit overtones are lifted by the wine's bright acidity and tannic underpinnings. This nervous, taut Pinot needs a few years to settle down, but it has tremendous promise. Drink: 2019-2029. (Mar 2017) ] 96+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2014 Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard is the most reticent of these Pinots, as it was last year. Intense fruit and structure come together, but the wine is not at all ready to give everything it has. Dark red and…

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96 points Tim Atkin, MW. 92-95 points Jasper Morris, MW (Inside Burgundy): The sample was taken from a new François Frères barrel so the bouquet has a toasty overlay which will blend in later. The real class of Mazis shows up behind, exceptional nobility of dark red fruit and it just grows stronger… ...
TA 96
AM 92-95
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Faiveley Mazis-Chambertin 2016  (#331247)

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

[ 96 points Tim Atkin, MW. 92-95 points Jasper Morris, MW (Inside Burgundy): The sample was taken from a new François Frères barrel so the bouquet has a toasty overlay which will blend in later. The real class of Mazis shows up behind, exceptional nobility of dark red fruit and it just grows stronger and finer at the back of the palate. Ultra persistent. (Jan 2018) ] 96 points Tim Atkin, MW. 92-95 points Jasper Morris, MW (Inside Burgundy): The sample was taken from a new François Frères barrel so the bouquet has a toasty overlay which will blend in later. The real class of Mazis shows up behind, exceptional…

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92 points and 'Sweet spot/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): A more elegant if not necessarily more complex nose combines strikingly fresh notes of plum, earth and spice with an appealing floral wisp. There is excellent purity to the transparent and more mineral-driven if lighter-bodied… ...
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Esmonin/F Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Estournelles St.-Jacques 2016  (#332393)

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

[ 92 points and 'Sweet spot/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): A more elegant if not necessarily more complex nose combines strikingly fresh notes of plum, earth and spice with an appealing floral wisp. There is excellent purity to the transparent and more mineral-driven if lighter-bodied flavors that possess a lovely mouthfeel while delivering even better length on the lingering finish. Unlike the Lavaut this could be approached young but should age just as well. Drink: 2026+. (Jan 2018) ] 92 points and 'Sweet spot/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): A more elegant if not necessarily more complex nose combines strikingly fresh notes of plum, earth and spice with an appealing floral wisp. There is excellent purity to the…

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91 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): (38% new French oak) Deep vivid red. Powerful, smoke-tinged cherry cola and blackberry aromas, along with allspice and vanilla notes that build in the glass. Fleshy and appealingly sweet, offering pliant dark berry, spicecake and cola flavors that are given spine by… ...
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Anne Amie Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Two Estates 2014  (#330314)

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

[ 91 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): (38% new French oak) Deep vivid red. Powerful, smoke-tinged cherry cola and blackberry aromas, along with allspice and vanilla notes that build in the glass. Fleshy and appealingly sweet, offering pliant dark berry, spicecake and cola flavors that are given spine by a core of juicy acidity. Closes chewy and long, featuring building tannins and lingering spiciness. Drink: 2021-2027. (Jan 2018) ] 91 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): (38% new French oak) Deep vivid red. Powerful, smoke-tinged cherry cola and blackberry aromas, along with allspice and vanilla notes that build in the glass. Fleshy and appealingly sweet, offering pliant dark berry,…

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'Outstanding/Top value' and 89 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): An elegant and beautifully layered nose features notes of black cherry liqueur with background nuances of earth and wet stone. There is good vibrancy to the notably ripe and opulent flavors that possess excellent volume while retaining… ...
WA 88-90
AM 89
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Lamy/Hubert St-Aubin 1er cru Derriere Chez Edouard V.V. Rouge 2012  (#332171)

Pinot Noir from St.-Aubin, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ 'Outstanding/Top value' and 89 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): An elegant and beautifully layered nose features notes of black cherry liqueur with background nuances of earth and wet stone. There is good vibrancy to the notably ripe and opulent flavors that possess excellent volume while retaining reasonably good detail on the mouth coating finish that displays some youthful asperity and austerity... Drink: 2018+. (Apr 2014) ] 'Outstanding/Top value' and 89 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): An elegant and beautifully layered nose features notes of black cherry liqueur with background nuances of earth and wet stone. There is good vibrancy to the notably ripe and opulent…

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99+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): By the time I arrived at the Clos de Bèze and Chambertin here, I was emotionally spent from the symphony of 2014 brilliance that had preceded them. However, both these wines are so profound that there is no doubt that they are the two red wines of the… ...
JG 99
AM 97
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Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Beze 2014  (#330559)

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

[ 99+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): By the time I arrived at the Clos de Bèze and Chambertin here, I was emotionally spent from the symphony of 2014 brilliance that had preceded them. However, both these wines are so profound that there is no doubt that they are the two red wines of the vintage this year! The 2014 Clos de Bèze soars from the glass in a brilliantly expressive nose of red and black plums, red and black cherries, gorgeous minerality, raw cocoa, gamebirds, violets and cedary new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and sappy at the core, with magical soil inflection, laser-like focus, enormous nascent complexity and a very, very long, tangy and fine-grained finish of enormous energy and seamless balance. Stunning juice. 2027-2090. (Nov/Dec 2015) ] 99+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): By the time I arrived at the Clos de Bèze and Chambertin here, I was emotionally spent from the symphony of 2014 brilliance that had preceded them. However, both these wines are so profound that there is…

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JG 99
AM 97
WS 97
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91 points Wine Spectator: Refined and sleekly built, with precise raspberry, hibiscus tea and spice flavors that take on momentum toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2024. (12/15/18) ...
WS 91
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Cristom Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Mt Jefferson Cuvee 2016  (#333398)

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

[ 91 points Wine Spectator: Refined and sleekly built, with precise raspberry, hibiscus tea and spice flavors that take on momentum toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2024. (12/15/18) ] 91 points Wine Spectator: Refined and sleekly built, with precise raspberry, hibiscus tea and spice flavors that take on momentum toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2024. (12/15/18)

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92-94 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): They 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs was reduced by 30% production, with 30% whole bunch and 30% new oak. It has a well-defined blackberry and wild strawberry bouquet with subtle rose petal aromas. The palate is well balanced with supple red cherry… ...
WA 92-94
FWR 89-93
ST 90-92
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Mortet/Denis Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs 2016  (#333322)

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

[ 92-94 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): They 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs was reduced by 30% production, with 30% whole bunch and 30% new oak. It has a well-defined blackberry and wild strawberry bouquet with subtle rose petal aromas. The palate is well balanced with supple red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit, just a subtle chalkiness to the texture toward the finish, but a very mineral-rich aftertaste in situ. This is a replica of the brilliant 2015. Drink: 2020-2035. (Dec 2017) ] 92-94 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): They 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs was reduced by 30% production, with 30% whole bunch and 30% new oak. It has a well-defined blackberry and wild strawberry bouquet with subtle rose petal aromas.…

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WA 92-94
FWR 89-93
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