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  1. The Joy Fantastic Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2016

    The Joy Fantastic Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2016

    From organically grown fruit, this is simply a beautiful Pinot Noir. It’s made with 20-25% whole cluster fermentation to give the wine a smooth mouthfeel. Bright red fruits on the nose – strawberry, raspberry, red cherry – as well as black pepper, tarragon, sage, and just a touch of cola. Lean on the palate with high acidity, this is a measured, quietly engaging Pinot that subtly lingers. A superb example of what the cool Santa Rita Hills AVA is capable of. Learn More
  2. Ridgeview "Bloomsbury" Brut NV

    Ridgeview "Bloomsbury" Brut NV

    59% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir, 14% Meunier. English sparkling wine is coming through as a serious rival to champagne, as is evidenced by this stylish bottle of bubbles from established producer, Ridgeview. There’s a creamy, nutty mouthfeel and aromas of baking apples and cinnamon with the high acidity characteristic of English wine offset by a small, barely noticeable amount of residual sugar (9g/L). A sophisticated wine with a serious edge. Learn More
  3. Anne Amie Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir 2016

    Anne Amie Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir 2016

    From Willamette Valley, Oregon’s classic Pinot territory. The succulent cola quality to this wine joins in with smooth tannins, offset by a taste of sweet tobacco that makes us want to smoke a cigar with it. Floral and spicy (cardomom, anise, and black pepper), with fruit aromas of red cherries and blackberries. Drink with mushroom risotto. Learn More
  4. Shane Soizante et Onze Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

    Shane Soizante et Onze Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

    Made by Shane Finlay, winemaker at shop favorite Alden Alli, the fruit comes from vines planted on sandy loam soils in 1971 (hence the name soixante et onze). This is a powerful, intense, meaty wine, full of red and black fruit aromas as well as smoke and pungent spice going into a palate that’s finely balanced by its high acidity and grainy tannins that persist into the long finish. A deep concentrated wine that has a decade of life in it yet. Learn More
  5. Onward Cerise Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2013

    Onward Cerise Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2013

    Just 5 barrels made of this sophisticated, restrained, low-alcohol (12.8%) Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. From 2013, there's a developing maturity with faint aromas of earth and mushrooms as well as strawberries, raspberries, and red cherries, all held together by high acidity and lightly gripping tannins. Classy and serious. Learn More
  6. Domaine Pelle Menetou-Salon 2015

    Domaine Pelle Menetou-Salon 2015

    It’s really rare to see red wine from Menetou-Salon, which lies next to the western edge of Sancerre and makes similar wine. This comes from the village of Morogues, which makes the best wine in the appellation. The grape is Pinot Noir, the cool climate leading to a nervier, edgier alternative to Burgundy. Light, fresh, pretty, and delicate, with aromas of redcurrant, cranberry, strawberry, and roses, this has the acidity and grip to standy up to hearty Loire food. Learn More
  7. Stephane Coquillette Marie Aimer Rose NV

    Stephane Coquillette Marie Aimer Rose NV

    4th generation winemaker makes this very pretty rosé using the saignée method (two days maceration) rather than by adding red wine. It’s 100% Pinot Noir with 5g/L dosage to give it a little richness. The nose is extremely inviting, with strawberry, raspberry, roses, cinnamon, and lavender, followed by a subtly creamy texture on the palate and a drying acidic finish. Serious, sophisticated, very drinkable rosé. Learn More
  8. Vivier Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2016

    Vivier Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2016

    From the dry-farmed Flocchini vineyard in Petaluma gap above the river, spending 11 months in used oak after whole-cluster fermentation. A very attractive, Pinot-esque nose, with strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, roses, licorice, and a touch of cola, leading into a balanced, restrained, silky smooth palate. Great example of Sonoma Coast Pinot. Learn More
  9. Gaston Chiquet Brut Tradition NV Magnum

    Gaston Chiquet Brut Tradition NV Magnum

    40% Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir. The vines, on average, are 45 years old, giving extra structure and concentration to this classic, go-to champagne. It spends 54 months on the lees for a creamy texture and nutty, biscuity aromas. That maturity is balanced by the fruity freshness of Meunier, with lots of red apple and strawberry aromas. A subtly rich champagne that has a little bit of everything for everyone. Learn More
  10. Meyer-Fonne "Gallus" Pinot Noir 2016

    Meyer-Fonne "Gallus" Pinot Noir 2016

    If you think Alsace Pinot is desperately dilute, then think again for this is a truly superb wine that rivals the best of Burgundy. Grown on sandstone soils, the wine has a beautiful, floral, subtle but concentrated nose of redcurrant, pomegranate, and strawberry which on the palate are nice and crunchy. There’s also a spicy feel, with high acidity and grainy tannins. Light-bodied but intense with a long finish. Learn More