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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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96 points Decanter: Open and pleasant nose showing pretty floral and ripe red berry fruit along with spicy oak. The palate is elegant and juicy with red apple, beetroot and dried cranberry flavours, crunchy, ripe tannins and a chalky undertone. Very fine, tasty and well handled. (Decanter World Wine… ...
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Jadot Beaune 1er cru Anniversary (Celebration) 2015  (#331585)

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

96 points Decanter: Open and pleasant nose showing pretty floral and ripe red berry fruit along with spicy oak. The palate is elegant and juicy with red apple, beetroot and dried cranberry flavours, crunchy, ripe tannins and a chalky undertone. Very…

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90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Village, whose vines are now approaching an average of 50-years and is matured in 30% new oak, offers a mixture of red and black fruit infused with scents of wet clay (potter's wheel?) and undergrowth, the latter probably emanating… ...
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Esmonin/Sylvie Gevrey-Chambertin 2016  (#334028)

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

90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Village, whose vines are now approaching an average of 50-years and is matured in 30% new oak, offers a mixture of red and black fruit infused with scents of wet clay (potter's…

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100 points Tim Atkin, MW: Year in year out, this commendably consistent bottling is one of the world’s greatest reds. Harmonious, balletic and sublime, it comes from four parcels amounting to 2.55 hectares and sees 100% new oak. Nuanced, harmonious and complex, it’s like a Schubert string quartet in… ...
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Rousseau Chambertin 2015  (#333907)

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

100 points Tim Atkin, MW: Year in year out, this commendably consistent bottling is one of the world’s greatest reds. Harmonious, balletic and sublime, it comes from four parcels amounting to 2.55 hectares and sees 100% new oak. Nuanced, harmonious…

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93-95 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques was due for racking in the New Year, Sylvie waiting because she wanted the wine to spend longer on the lees. This vintage includes 60% whole bunch fruit. There was a lot of reduction on the nose as Sylvie… ...
WA 93-95
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Esmonin/Sylvie Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Clos St-Jacques 2016  (#334027)

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

93-95 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques was due for racking in the New Year, Sylvie waiting because she wanted the wine to spend longer on the lees. This vintage includes 60% whole bunch fruit.…

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93 points Fine Wine Review: Consistent with the very traditional techniques followed here, the Latricières-Chambertin also was only bottled in September 2003. The wine has a pure floral, perfumed nose that is quite complex. In the mouth, the wine is medium-weight and calm with excellent red fruit… ...
FWR 93
JG 92
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Remy/Louis Latricieres-Chambertin 2001  (#332533)

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

93 points Fine Wine Review: Consistent with the very traditional techniques followed here, the Latricières-Chambertin also was only bottled in September 2003. The wine has a pure floral, perfumed nose that is quite complex. In the mouth, the wine is…

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90-92 points and 'Outstanding/Top value,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (100% whole cluster). Wood toast and reduction serve as a less than agreeable introduction to the wonderfully intense, detailed and mineral-driven middle weight flavors that are supported by ample mid-palate density, all wrapped in… ...
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Pataille/Sylvain Marsannay Clos du Roy 2016  (#333282)

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

90-92 points and 'Outstanding/Top value,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (100% whole cluster). Wood toast and reduction serve as a less than agreeable introduction to the wonderfully intense, detailed and mineral-driven middle weight flavors that are…

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From a 0.3-hectare parcel planted in the 1960s, this vineyard is just below Damodes but foral and violets are the watchwords on the nose; the palate is elegant yet dense with ethereal perfume on the finish. 36-year-old Aurélien Verdet is an enthusiastic, driven young man. His father was one of the… ...
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Verdet/Aurelien Nuits-St-Georges 1er cru Boudots 2016  (#331596)

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

From a 0.3-hectare parcel planted in the 1960s, this vineyard is just below Damodes but foral and violets are the watchwords on the nose; the palate is elegant yet dense with ethereal perfume on the finish. 36-year-old Aurélien Verdet is an…

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94 points James Suckling: Attractive red and blue fruits with a sappy edge and violet-like floral notes. All leading to a palate that has a swathe of fleshy, red-cherry flavors. Real clarity, energy and a fine yet grippy and powerful finish. Best from 2021. (2/15/18) ...
JS 94
WA 91-93
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Jadot Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Feusselottes 2015  (#332146)

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

94 points James Suckling: Attractive red and blue fruits with a sappy edge and violet-like floral notes. All leading to a palate that has a swathe of fleshy, red-cherry flavors. Real clarity, energy and a fine yet grippy and powerful finish. Best…

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Laurent Roumier is a grandson of the great Georges Roumier and now leads this eponymously named winery. His wines are ultra-fine and delicate. ...
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Roumier/Laurent Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Charmes 2015  (#332167)

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

Laurent Roumier is a grandson of the great Georges Roumier and now leads this eponymously named winery. His wines are ultra-fine and delicate.

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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…

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Dopp Creek represents the broadest combined expression of our Estate, and embodies our most approachable and versatile wine. This wine jumps out of the glass with rich red fruit and baking spice, leading to a core of medium red fruits and savory notes with ample palate weight and mid-palate density.… ...
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Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Dopp Creek 2017  (#333961)

Pinot Noir from Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Dopp Creek represents the broadest combined expression of our Estate, and embodies our most approachable and versatile wine. This wine jumps out of the glass with rich red fruit and baking spice, leading to a core of medium red fruits and savory…

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96 points Jasper Morris, MW: Very dense fresh purple red. The bouquet is discreet but suggests intensity which the palate then very much delivers. Intense dark raspberry, significant structure but does not dry the finish. ...
JM 96
WS 94
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Clos Frantin (Bichot) Vosne-Romanee 1er cru Malconsorts 2015  (#333044)

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

96 points Jasper Morris, MW: Very dense fresh purple red. The bouquet is discreet but suggests intensity which the palate then very much delivers. Intense dark raspberry, significant structure but does not dry the finish.

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