Samuel Roberts Pinot Noir


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Samuel Roberts Pinot Noir 2016
Oregon

Tasting Notes: Bright and focused, showing lovely subtlety but not lacking in structure and flavor. A layer of light tannins underlies powerful notes of cherry and raspberry flavors; slight spice notes linger with the fruit on the finish.

Straight Shooter Pinot Noir


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Straight Shooter Pinot Noir 2015
Oregon

Tasting Notes: The aromas of raspberry, strawberry and ripe plum lead into a mouth full of the same, supported by supple tannins and a strong mineral backbone. This is real crowd pleaser that works with loads of dishes, including Asian cuisine.

Siegel Special Reserve Pinot Noir


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Siegel Pinot Noir 2015
Chile

Tasting Notes: Bright ruby, a touch on the lighter side, in the glass. The nose and palate share a common theme of bright red fruit, with floral hints. The finish is bright, and very well balanced. An excellent Chilean pinot noir.

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.

Domaine Loubejac Selection de Barriques Pinot Noir


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Domaine Loubejac Pinot Noir 2016
Oregon

Tasting Notes: Attractive nose with lively scents of wild raspberry, black cherry and herbal notes. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity. While restrained at first, it is very intense toward the finish.

Coelho Atracao Pinot Noir


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Coelho Pinot Noir
Oregon

Tasting Notes: Lively, and tangy, with raspberry overtones to the strawberry and spice flavors. The fruit-forward palate and bold acidity meld together to create a long finish.

Bouchard Père & Fils Pinot Noir


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Bouchard Père & Fils Pinot Noir 2014
France

Tasting Notes: Wonderfully Burgundian. Lighter in color in the glass, with bright ruby through and through. Elegance and delicacy are the perfect descriptors for both the nose and palate. A lovely example of why many people feel that Burgundy is the home of pinot noir.

Joseph Drouhin Pinot Noir


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Joseph Drouhin Pinot Noir 2014
France

Tasting Notes: The areas around the town of Beaune are justly famous for their elegance and sense of terroir. This is a prime example of Beaune character. Medium-bright ruby throughout the glass. Plenty of dark-berry fruit are exhibited on the nose and palate. Good acidity keeps everything in balance. Lovely now, with lots of potential for aging.

Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir


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Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
New Zealand

Tasting Notes: Bright, medium-dark ruby in the glass. The nose and palate exhibit great intensity, with complexity and balance. A wonderful example of New Zealand winemaking.

Résonance Pinot Noir


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Résonance Pinot Noir 2015
Oregon

Tasting Notes: French winemaking and excellent Oregon terroir (Willamette Valley) come together with this delicious wine. Bright, medium ruby, edge-to-edge. The nose is dominated by bright fruit, with elegant notes of floral and spice components. This profile follows through on the palate with balance and length.