Brancott Estate Pinot Noir 2016
Tasting Notes: Intense Ruby red, with purple notes. Lots of spicy black fruit on the nose, followed by a palate dominated by more of the same spice notes, and dark fruit. Great texture and a balanced finish make for a complete and well-produced wine.
Mas La Cheveliere Pinot Noir 2015
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.
Casas del Bosque Pinot Noir 2014
Tasting Notes: Sourced from some of the highest elevations in Casablanca, this cool, austere pinot overdelivers. Much like a pommard, it is driven by minerals and dark fruit. Try it with grilled salmon.
Beringer Pinot Noir 2016
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.
A to Z Pinot Noir 2014
Tasting Notes: Complex flavors of cherry, cranberry and currant with ripe, juicy spice and tannins. Nice long finish.
Domaine Loubejac Pinot Noir 2016
Tasting Notes: Opening with an outstanding bouquet of rose petal, cherry and raspberry. Zesty and medium-bodied on the palate, it displays a savory flavor and long finish.
Fire Road Pinot Noir 2016
Tasting Notes: Dark and bright ruby red, across the glass. The nose and palate share a common thread of cherry and bright berry fruit. The finish is balanced, with elements of spice, texture and balancing acidity. Excellent for the price!
Verada Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Rich, deep and complex, with notes of cherry, blackberry and a range of spices on a lush texture. Excellent integration of oak with notes of vanilla lingering on the finish.
Samuel Roberts Pinot Noir 2016
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 2015
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.