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Pinot Noir

Pinot noir is a black wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name is derived from the French words for "pine" and "black" alluding to the grape variety's tightly clustered dark purple pine-cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. ~wikipedia


A to Z Winery Pinot Noir 2011
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 55"Sleek and tightly packed, with delicate layers of cherry, tobacco and cocoa flavors mingling against refined tannins, persisting pleasantly on the light-stepping finish. Drink now through 2017." ~ HSWine Enthusiast 87"Tart and spicy, this is loaded
Item Number: 14071
Bottle: $13.95
Case: $167.40
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Belle Glos 'Meiomi' Pinot Noir 2012
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"Bold, ripe and vibrant, with expressive huckleberry, boysenberry and blueberry, this is as unbridled as you might expect for a 2012, but deliciously complex. Drink now through 2020. 168,000 cases made". –JL
Item Number: 15698
Bottle: $16.95
Case: $203.40
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Belle Glos 'Clark & Telephone' Pinot Noir 2012
"Clark & Telephone Vineyard, located near the corner of Clark Avenue and Telephone Road in the Santa Maria Valley, is cooled by wind and fog that snakes in from the Pacific Ocean along a channel of the Santa Maria River.Established in 1972, the Clark & Telephone Vineyard was planted “own root”
Item Number: 14084
Bottle: $39.95
Case: $479.40
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Capiaux 'Chimera' Pinot Noir 2012
93  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 93"The 2012 Pinot Noir Chimera is the most subtle and layered of Sean Capiaux's three 2012 Pinots. Sweet tobacco, anise, herbs, red cherries, mint and licorice meld together as the 2012 opens up in the glass. This elegant, polished Pinot should drink well for at least another
Item Number: 15136
Bottle: $24.95
Case: $299.40
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MacMurray Ranch 'Central' Pinot Noir 2012
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"The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, to maintain the maximum number of whole berries. Prior to fermentation, the grapes were cold soaked for two to five days. Nearly half of this blend was fermented in small, six- to ten-ton punch-down tanks, with the balance in a combination of upright,
Item Number: 15186
Bottle: $12.95
Case: $155.40
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Lemelson Vineyard 'Theas' Pinot Noir 2011
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" Thea's Selection is the measuring stick of our success as growers and winemakers. A blend of blocks from each of our vineyards, Thea's expresses the vintage, our intentions and our efforts perhaps more than any other. The earthy nose of the 2011 shows fruit cake, black cherry and buttered rye
Item Number: 14473
Bottle: $23.45
Case: $281.40
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Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2010
89  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 89"This wine appears light, like many 2010s, but the depth to the cherry fruit shows promise. Cellar, then serve with monkfish."
Item Number: 12402
Bottle: $19.95
Case: $239.40
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Failla 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2012
92  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 92"Failla's 2012 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is wonderfully tense and vibrant, especially within the context of the vintage. Lemon oil and floral notes jump from the glass in a graceful, chiseled Chardonnay long on class. The Chardonnay is done in equal parts stainless steel, barrel
Item Number: 14306
Bottle: $33.95
Case: $407.40
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Mark West Pinot Noir 2012
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"Enticing aromas of strawberry/rhubarb pie, raspberry preserves, and cranberry, with barrel notes of vanilla cream and baking spices. The sweet entry of strawberry and plum fruit flavors is followed by a juicy, boysenberry middle and cherry, cola berry finish. Oak aging contributes a touch of
Item Number: 2915
Bottle: $8.45
Case: $101.40
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Soter 'North Valley' Pinot Noir 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"Soter’s 2011 Pinot Noir North Valley brilliantly showcases its vintage’s virtues, as well as confirms his and Cahill’s belief in its superiority to 2010. A silken texture is allied to animation, brightness and refreshment; sweetly ripe though tart-edged and piquantly pit-inflected
Item Number: 15241
Bottle: $26.95
Case: $323.40
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Big Table Farm 'Wirtz Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93"Wild ginger-, sassafras-, walnut- and lemon rind-inflected red berries scent and flavor Carver and Marcy's 2011 Pinot Noir Wirtz Vineyard whose infectiously juicy brightness, incisive spiciness, zesty piquancy, red raspberry seed-crunch and cyanic cherry-pit glow are further
Item Number: 15066
Bottle: $44.95
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Domaine Serene "Yamhill Cuvee" Pinot Noir 2010
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91A lively, lithe and inviting red, offering an array of red fruit, floral and spice overtones that come together on the focused and deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2018. 8,000 cases made. –HS
Item Number: 15267
Bottle: $35.95
Case: $431.40
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Leyda 'Classic' Pinot Noir 2012
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"Bright red. Fragrant scents of redcurrant, cherry, white pepper and candied rose. Nervy and precise on the palate, offering lively red fruit flavors and a touch of spice cake. Finishes with building sweetness, good energy and lingering spiciness. This refreshing pinot bargain would drink well
Item Number: 14240
Bottle: $9.95
Case: $119.40
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Bearboat Pinot Noir 2010
"Clear pale ruby color with pronounced strawberry and bing cherry aromas. Delicate body, well balanced acidity and lingering finish of strawberries and hint of vanilla spice." ~ Winemaker Notes
Item Number: 76
Bottle: $12.95
Case: $155.40
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Martin Ray 'Angeline' Pinot Noir 'Reserve' 2012
"Angeline Pinot Noir is produced from fruit that abounds with intense fruit and rich aromas. By 'cold soaking' the crushed grapes and fermenting at moderate temperatures, bright fruit flavors are extracted from the grape, without harsh tannins. This Pinot Noir is aged in French oak barrels for 10
Item Number: 3082
Bottle: $11.45
Case: $137.40
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Etude Winery Pinot Noir 2011
"Deep ruby in color, the 2011 Carneros Pinot Noir is driven by inviting aromas of ripe cherry and red berries and accented by notes of forest floor and Asian spice. The classically structured palate showcases a seamless blend of lush dark fruit and oak which is enhanced by refined tannins. " ~
Item Number: 14415
Bottle: $32.95
Case: $395.40
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Erath Pinot Noir 2011
87  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 87" Light, bright red. Peppery red fruits and rhubarb on the nose and palate. Tangy, tightly focused and clean, with good finishing cut, no obvious tannins and some edgy acidity. I'd have liked more sweetness but there's an appealing, refreshing piquancy here."
Item Number: 14564
Bottle: $15.95
Case: $191.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Hyde' Pinot Noir 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93"The 2011 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard is much more polished than the 2010. The aromas and flavors are all beautifully articulated. Pretty and fruit driven, the 2010 is laced with sweet tobacco, cedar, sage and smoke. I very much like the way Hobbs has drawn out the density of the
Item Number: 13933
Bottle: $69.95
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Patricia Green 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2012
"This bottling allows us to accomplish two things that are very important to us as a winery. The first thing is that it allows us to use barrels from our vineyard designated sites that we think don’t represent what we think that site’s profile truly is. Sometimes that is based on vine age, clonal
Item Number: 15383
Bottle: $19.95
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Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2011
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92Very refined, with bergamot and rooibos tea notes, followed by silky cherry, mulled strawberry and cinnamon flavors at the core. Delivers a long, elegant, mineral-infused finish. Seductive. Drink now through 2016. 1,200 cases imported. –JM
Item Number: 15613
Bottle: $33.95
Case: $407.40
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Vilmart 'Cuvee Rubis' Pinot Noir NV
93  Wine Advocate 
Stephen Tanzer 94"15% still red wine added; disgorged 12/08) Pale orange-pink with tiny bubbles. Delicate, spicy aromas of redcurrant, strawberry, white flowers and baking spices. Nervy red berry flavors are underscored by lively citrus and mineral qualities, with a note of cinnamon emerging on
Item Number: 12855
Bottle: $69.95
Case: $839.40
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Lockwood Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
"Great Pinot Noir is never inexpensive, so when you see a good bottle for $19, as with the Lockwood from Monterey, it's worth paying attention to. Marked by savory herb, dried berry, mineral and sage, this is full-bodied and earthy, ending with grainy tannins and tobacco leaf notes." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 5931
Bottle: $12.95
Case: $155.40
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Siduri 'Keefer' Pinot Noir 2011
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94"The pedigree of this vineyard shows in every aspect. It’s not just the ripe black cherry and pomegranate fruit, or the brisk acidity, or the lush, gorgeous tannin structure. It’s the incredible complexity, showing all kinds of mushroom, cola, smoked meat and spice notes.
Item Number: 13828
Bottle: $39.95
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MacMurray Ranch 'Sonoma' Pinot Noir 2012
"Following harvest, the Pinot Noir grapes were cold soaked for at least two days to enhance extraction of the variety’s vibrant color and delicate flavors. Yeast selections RC212, AMH, FrootZen and BRG were introduced during primary fermentation. The free run juice was separated from the press and
Item Number: 15358
Bottle: $14.95
Case: $179.40
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Wild Horse Pinot Noir 2012
" Wild Horse 2012 Pinot Noir has refined aromas of cranberry, pomegranate, and a hint of forest floor. The wine has lush cherry flavors on the palate unfolding into a rich, smooth finish. French oak aging gives the wine structure and depth. Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this wine is delicious with
Item Number: 15151
Bottle: $13.95
Case: $167.40
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