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

NV Drappier Champagne Brut Nature Dosage Zero, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs) Champagne that got no dosage.  It might be a bit austere for some, but I really enjoyed it.  Light gold in color.  The nose is all about minerality t

2006 Saint Gregory Pinot Noir Reserve, USA, California, Anderson valley - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86

This seems to be a bit over the hill.  That said, it has enough to suggest that it was probably a nice wine a few years ago.  Ruby/purple in color.  Cherries and dried cherries on th

2016 Ironside Cellars Pinot Noir, USA, California, Monterrey - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
84

Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has nice enough black cherries.  On the palate, there is a nice depth here.  The fruit is sweet cherries.  If you like that style, you will proba

012 Maysara Winery Pinot Noir Asha, USA, Oregon - Wine Reviews

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Lighter ruby in color.  The nose has what I believe is the "terroir" for the Momtzi vineyard.  That is dark cherries, cherries, minerals but also this celery sort of quality.  In som

2013 Maysara Winery Pinot Noir Cyrus Momtazi Vineyard, USA, France, Oregon - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Light ruby in color.  The nose has more dark cherries however.  One of those Pinot's that looks light but drinks dark.  Yet, this is also a very elegant Pinot Noir.  The dark ch

2012 Maysara Winery Pinot Noir Jamsheed Momtazi Vineyard, USA, Oregon - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

Light ruby in color.  The nose has cherries but a distracting celery quality to it.  On the palate, there are light but present tannins.  Cherry fruit but not ripe nor green.  T

2015 Maysara Winery Pinot Noir 3°, USA, Oregon - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Light ruby in color.  The nose is nice with cherries and a bit of spice.  On the palate, this has sweet cherry fruit.  Pretty middle ground in terms of style.  Nice texture.&nbs

2015 Jax Vineyards Pinot Noir Y3, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice; earthy with cherries.  On the palate, this is bigger in style with cherries and slight sour cherries.  Nice texture.  Plenty

2013 White Oak Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

Ruby in color.  The nose has cherries/cherry juice.  On the palate, this is a bit one dimenstional.  More feminine in nature.  Cherries.  Actually, in the world of Pinot No

Top California Pinot Noir: Which California Wine Producers Make the Best Pinot Noir?

California has actually been making outstanding wines from the Pinot Noir grape for a long time.  Sure, not long in the Burgundian sense but going back at least to the middle of the last century there were good bottles of Pinot Noir being produced in California.  Not many to be sure, but there were some.  Starting slowly, in the 1990’s, and then exploding when the movie Sideways came out, there are now more and more offerings of good to excellent Pinot Noir being produced in California.

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