Mas La Cheveliere Pinot Noir


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Mas La Cheveliere Pinot Noir 2015
France

Tasting Notes: Made by the LaRoche folks of Chablis, their ultra-modern winery in Beziers, France, is light, fragrant and delicious pinot. High marks for the cost. An every-day winner.

Beringer Founder’s Estate Pinot Noir


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Beringer Pinot Noir 2016
California

Tasting Notes: Affordable introduction to pinot noir. Well balanced — lots of ripe, juicy fruit — easy to sip. Great with grilled salmon or your favorite meatloaf.

Errazuriz Max Reserva Pinot Noir


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Errazuriz Pinot Noir 2015
Chile

Tasting Notes: Bright and clean. Ruby red in appearance, to the edge. Cherry, and other red fruits on the nose are echoed on the palate, with its good acidity and subtle textures. At this price, a real bargain.

Bend Merlot 2015


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Bend Merlot 2015
California

Tasting Notes: This wine launches with big flavors of plum and black cherry. The lush fruits are balanced with a long and smooth finish. This is the perfect wine for buyers looking for outstanding value without a hefty price.

Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno 2015


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Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno 2015
Italy

Tasting Notes: Vibrant red cherry and blueberry gently paired with hints of savory herbs. The varietal pairing provides both acidity and polish.

Double Black Zinfandel Paso 2015


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Double Black Zinfandel 2015
California

Tasting Notes: This classic expression of Paso Robles zinfandel reveals bright blackberry and black cherry with a backbone of black pepper spice. The elegant finish lingers with rich flavors of plum and baking spice.

Domaine de Bellevue Signargues CDR 2016


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Domaine de Bellevue Signargues 2016
France

Tasting Notes: A vibrant and fresh example of Cotes du Rhone leading with bright brambly flavors of raspberry and red cherry. The structure of the wine consists of baking spice and black pepper. A great value Cotes du Rhone.

Beyer Ranch Merlot Central Coast 2013


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Beyer Ranch Merlot 2013
California

Tasting Notes: Perfectly balanced merlot. This wine features classic varietal character. Flavors of black cherry, plum, blackberry, leading to a soft finish with subtle tannins.

Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


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Gnarly Head 1924 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
California

Tasting Notes: Just Released! An ample amount of concentrated dark fruits are obvious from the start. Black cherry, dark plum, blackberry and sweet currant flavors burst on the palate and are followed by a hint of spice on a silky long finish.

Aegerter Les Enfants Pinot Noir 2016


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Aegerter Pinot Noir 2016
France

Tasting Notes: Aergerter is a well-known Burgundy producer that travels outside of Burgundy to make an amazingly affordable pinot noir from.... the Languedoc? With the same care and skill they use in Burgundy, they are able to craft the most well balanced, pure pinot noir you will ever find for under $15.