Pinot Noir: Articles on the Pinot Noir Red Wine Grape Varietal

Top Ten Oregon Pinot Noirs - 2016

I tend to taste and drink a lot of wine over the course of a year.  I am in a few tasting groups, sometimes the wines are consumed at various local wine store tastings and a number drunk with friends and family. 

Top Ten Pinot Noirs of 2016

I tend to taste and drink a lot of wine over the course of a year.  I am in a few tasting groups, sometimes the wines are consumed at various local wine store tastings and a number drunk with friends and family.

2005 Domaine Michel & Joanna Ecard Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, France, Burgundy - Wine review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Checking on a 2005 Burgundy.  Not ready yet.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose is nice but primary with cherries and spice.  On the palate, this has cherries, slight tannins and

2007 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cherries, slightly sour and sandalwood.  On the palate, sour cherries with slight root beer note.  This is a big wine and ageing pretty slowly.&nb

1999 Cristom Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Very good showing for this.  As to whether this is at peak or not, it depends how you like your wines.  Ruby in color, clear and bright.  On the nose, this is earthy with cherries,&n

2016 Sineann, Pinot Noir, Oregon, USA - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

An excellent value in Oregon Pinot Noir.  Under $30, for a complex Pinot Noir that is only a step behind the single vineyard designated wines.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose is nic

2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard, USA, California, Sonoma Coast - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Drinking quite well right now.  Perhaps a bit earlier than prior vintages.  Deep ruby in color.  The nose is great with sour cherries, cherries, slight black licorice and baking spic

2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard, USA, California, Santa Cruz - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

This is in a great place.  Rubyt/purple in color.  The nose is great with cherries, macerated cherries, a bit earthy, some sandalwood and slight cranberries.  Full bodied.  Sikl

2014 Domaine Anny Derain Givry, France, Burgundy - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
85

Ruby in color.  Nice solid cherries on the nose.  Medium bodied.  Tart cherries on the palate.  Light bodied.  Good acidity.  This really needs food to be at its best.

2008 de Lancellotti Pinot Noir Estate, USA, Oregon, Willamette - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

This strikes a nice middle ground in the area of Pinot Noir.  Deep ruby in color.  The nose has black cherries and cherries with some baking spices.  On the palate, this is lush and

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