Difficult to grow, but worth the effort. Pinot Noir is one of the world's most popular wines and we've put together a mix of six bottles, just for you.
Barnett Vineyards Tina Marie Russian River Pinot Noir 2019 (1) - The 2019 vintage from this single vineyard is slightly darker than in previous years, exhibiting a deep ruby core. Incredibly fragrant, the nose displays loads of pomegranate, ripe cherries and white chocolate. There are slight mineral elements of iodide and gravel. The viscosity is always richer than the color might denote. More cherries and some blueberry flavor comes through on the palate. The tannins are soft and elegant with very refreshing acidity. This is a beautiful wine that can be enjoyed in its youth but would benefit from 6-7 years in the cellar (2026-2027). 750ML
Jayson by Pahlmeyer Sonoma Pinot Noir 2017 (1) - This wine has deep ruby red color in the glass. Aromas of cherry blossom and sweet, dark blueberries lead onto a dense, creamy palate with flavors of ripe black fruit and seductive oak. This is a fruit-driven, hedonistic, approachable Pinot Noir. 750ML
93pts James Suckling "This has a perfumed nose of violets, cherries, blueberries, cloves and dried orange. It's medium-bodied with silky, refined tannins. Sleek and concentrated with seamless layers of bright fruit, spice and flowers. Some her notes, too, on a long, elegant finish. Drink or hold."
J Vineyards Russian River Pinot Noir 2019 (2) - Crafted from up to 40 individual small lots, the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir offers a classic example of this renowned region. Opening with rich, flavorful notes of dark cherry, plum and ripe raspberry, while hints of earth, cocoa and clove add depth and nuance to the smooth, layered palate. Elegant and balanced, soft tannins and lightly toasted oak give nice weight and structure to the wine. 750ML each
93pts James Suckling "A round and juicy pinot with plums, cherries and sliced oranges. Full-bodied with bright acidity and lots of flavor. Energetic finish. Lots going on. Drink or hold."
MacMurray Ranch Russian River Pinot Noir Reserve 2015 (2) - Opens with aromas of lavender and boysenberry, giving way to flavors of dark cherry, pomegranate and vanilla. This luscious wine has a silky mouthfeel, framed by subtle hints of oak from barrel aging. 750ML each
91pts Wine Enthusiast "This is a juicy, earthy and expansive wine, with highlights of rose petal and wild strawberry. Pretty and ethereal, it offers body without an abundance of weight, the oak and tannin both integrated well."