June 2013 - US - Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris

This month's Wine feature is US - Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris Wines
US - Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris Reviews
202459
Jazz Cellars
2010 Lone Oak Vineyard Pinot Noir
Dark garnet violet color. Savory aromas suggest waxy honeycomb, olive, and pickled beets and berries with a satiny fruity-yet-dry medium body and a concentrated dried berry, barnyard fence, and overripe fallen apple accented finish. A great blend of fruit and funky Old World rusticity. Pair with rabbit and turkey leg.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202524
Canihan Family
2010 Pinot Noir
Deep garnet color. Jazzy aromas of dried cherry, toffee, vanilla with supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a lavish, nut, berry and baking spice driven finish. A delicious and lush pinot noir with great fruit and style.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202476
Ledson
2011 Pinot Noir
Garnet color. Aromas of berry pie and chocolate toffee with a silky fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, cherry-orange compote and creamy walnut and mocha gelato accented finish. A rich and decadent pinot with great fruit and structure.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202467
Alba
2010 Pinot Noir
Dark ruby color. Earthy aromas of tomato on the vine, clay, roasted nut, and honeyed cranberry with supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and savory roasted root vegetable, dried cherry, and slate accented finish. A great table wine with a real European style.
93 points $21.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202298
Storyteller
2011 "Into the Fog" Pinot Noir
Dark ruby black color. Aromas of clay, cocoa, and craisin with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, elegant dried cherry, vanilla, and delicate spice nuanced finish. Very stylish and tasty.
93 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202542
Schug
2010 Pinot Noir
Bold chocolate mint, eucalyptus, and berry tart aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, sour cherry, vanilla, herb and mineral accented finish. A very complex, herbal and savory pinot that will excel at the table; try with marinated pork loins.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202540
City Winery
2011 Reserve, Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir
Pretty garnet color with a hint of violet. Aromas of honeyed berry scone and toffee with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a elegantly balanced and richly concentrated fruit, nut, vanilla and spice nuanced finish. Deliciously satisfying.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202660
Angela
2010 Angela Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
Dark ruby garnet color. Funky aromas of savory cheese, spicy raspberry compote, fruit punch, and clay with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a floral, spiced apple, watermelon, and cherry pie finish. Lots of complexity and exotic flavors here. A marvelous sipper or pair with Peking duck.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202481
Zina Hyde Cunningham
2011 "Shalee" Pinot Noir
Aromas of toffee, herbs, oyster shell, and dried berries with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, dried peach, peppery spice, Brazil nut and mineral driven finish. A deliciously balanced pinot for sipping or the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202483
Zina Hyde Cunningham
2010 Reserve, "Shalee" Pinot Noir
Deep garnet black color. Dense aromas of dried berries, honey dark roasted nuts, leather, orchid, herbs and spices with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, seamless, and rather meaty, peppery spice finish. Remarkably delicious and balanced.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202562
Kings Ridge
2012 Pinot Gris
Pale golden silver with a faint amber cast. Intriguing aromas of waxy honeycomb, nougat, peach, white flowers, and apple with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a more drying mineral, rhubarb, and Meyer lemon driven finish. Nice brush strokes of table friendly flavors and acidity.
92 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202415
Pollak Vineyards
2012 Estate Pinot Gris
Aromas and flavors of nut brittle, melon, and yellow apple with a fruity medium body and a nice honeyed pastry accented finish. A delicious, juicy pinot gris that is sure to please.
92 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202294
Manzoni Estate
2011 Home Vineyard Pinot Noir
Ruby black color. Layered aromas of leather, pickled tomatoes and berries, and chocolate smoked nuts with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, juicy raspberry coulis, caramel apple and plush tannin finish. A delicious and savory pinot that is sure to please.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202565
Chehalem
2010 Reserve, Ridgecrest Vineyards Pinot Noir
Garnet color. Rich aromas of cranberries, sour cherries, and toffee with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long roasted nut, grilled orange, lilac, and grassy earth accented finish. A complex, deeply flavorful, and terroir-driven pinot that will triumph at the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202407
HandCraft
2011 Pinot Noir
Aromas praline, honeyed toast, and red berries with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a zesty berry and spice driven finish. A very pleasant sipper.
91 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202437
Calcareous Vineyards
2010 "Twisted Sisters" Pinot Noir
Ruby color. Aromas berry custard pie and chocolate graham crackers with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a juicy cherry and pickled tomato finish. Very zesty and super table friendly.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202403
Sonoma Hills
2011 Pinot Noir
Warm buttery caramel, chocolate nut, and cherry compote aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a zesty blood orange, apple and spice accented finish. A really tasty pinot that covers a lot of bases.
91 points $22.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202361
Castoro Cellars
2011 Whale Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir
Ruby garnet color. Aromas of cherry pie a la mode with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a juicy dark berry, nut, and mineral accented finish. Excellent balance and restraint; will shine with turkey and salmon.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202541
Schug
2011 Pinot Noir
Ruby garnet color. Intricate and lightly smoky aromas and flavors of cranberry toast, thyme honey, and chocolate toffee with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a nice hint of cherry, sage and eucalyptus on the lively finish. A great choice for Mediterranean lamb and duck dishes.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202231
Paradise Ridge
2011 Pinot Noir
Aromas of chocolate graham crackers, wholes nuts, and pickled berries with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a zesty green apple, citrus, and earth accented finish. Very alive and flavorful.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202501
Montpellier
2011 Pinot Noir
Aromas and flavors of frosted cherry strudel and delicate spice with a silky, fruity medium body and a juicy, spiced caramel apple, rhubarb and nut finish. A lovely, crowd-pleasing sipper with great purity of fruit and balanced oak.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202371
Castle Rock
2011 Pinot Noir
Dark ruby color. Aromas of chocolate covered berries, dates, grilled pepper, cedar, and a touch of peppered ham with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a cherry tart and dark roasted nut finish. Very tasty and well balanced.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202337
Grizzly Peak
2011 Estate Vineyard Pinot Gris
Aromas of grilled peaches, gherkin, and smoked nuts with a fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a long, tangy, kiwi, lime and soursop accented finish. A very zesty and exotically tropical pinot gris that will be a fun sipper or pair with smoked shrimp.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201926
Frei Brothers
2009 Reserve Pinot Noir
Aromas of chocolate mint, cherries, and cola with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a wave of peach, eucalyptus mint, and minerals on the finish. Nicely layered and very tasty.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202333
Forchini
2010 Proprietor's Reserve Pinot Noir
Resonant aromas sour cherry, boysenberry, and green tobacco leaf with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy dried cherry and spice driven finish. A delicious and zesty pinot for all occasions, especially with food.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202436
Calcareous Vineyards
2010 Pinot Noir
Garnet color. Rich aromas of craisins, praline, and peppery spice with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a juicy cherry compote and toast accented finish. A very tasty and robust pinot that will excel as a sipper or with veal chops.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202491
Forestville
2011 Pinot Grigio
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon curd and peach pit with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a very tangy, starfruit, Meyer lemon and mineral snap on the finish. Refreshing; pair with grilled fish.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202323
Save Me, San Francisco
2011 "Soul Sister" Pinot Noir
Ruby color with a light rim. Aromas of tomato and cherry sauces with a brisk fruity light body and a tangy, sweet orange sorbet, nut and apple finish. A zippy sipper.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202494
Carmenet
2011 Reserve Pinot Noir
Ruby garnet color. Bright toasty aromas of graham cracker, chocolate, and cherry-berry pie with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and honeyed berry and apple finish. A nice fruity crowd pleaser.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202500
Masked Rider
2011 Pinot Noir
Garnet color. Mild aromas of dried cherry, spice and toffee with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, raspberry tart, lemon curd and caramel apple finish with chewy nutty tannins. Very tasty.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202373
Castle Rock
2011 Pinot Noir
Ruby black color. Aromas of smoked peppercorn, cherries, and honey cream with a supple, tangy medium body and a crisp, chewy, cedar and grilled apple accented finish. Nice smoky oak compliments the tangy fruit well.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202281
Wollersheim
2011 Pinot Noir
Ruby color. Aromas of vanilla nut fudge and cherry jam aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, chocolate orange peel, banana, and delicate spice accented finish. Very nice purity of fruit and balanced oak in a very Burgundian in style.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202409
Fog Head
2011 Highland Series, Reserve Pinot Noir
Garnet color. Aromas of chocolate and cherry pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, candied orange peel and nutty praline accented finish. Very nice fruit and acidity that will pair with will spicy Latin pork and Asian tuna dishes.
89 points $16.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202460
Flat Creek Estate
2012 Estate Vineyard Pinot Grigio
Aromas of peach cobbler and nougat with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a crisp, lemon custard and pear accented finish. Very tasty.
89 points $17.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202564
Chehalem
2011 Three Vineyard Pinot Noir
Bright garnet color. Aromas of crushed cherries and berries, cocoa and dried meat with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a plush, medley of cranberry, cedar and minerals on the long finish. Very elegantly styled for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202357
Firesteed
2008 Pinot Noir
Deep ruby color. Aromas of cherry custard, cinnamon toast and praline with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, blood orange and tart red berry finish with powdery coating tannins. A zesty pinot that will shine at the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202543
Schug
2009 Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir
Dark ruby color. Aromas of cherry pie filling, praline, chocolate mint and pickled beets with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nutty, wood spice accented finish. A nice marriage of fruit and oak.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202489
Fat Cat
2011 Pinot Grigio
Pale golden color. Ripe kiwi, orange yogurt, and nougat aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a honeyed melon and mineral accented finish. Very tasty and vibrant. A really crowd pleaser.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202408
Gnarly Head
2011 Pinot Noir
Ruby color. Aromas of berry pie and nuts with a supple fruity medium body and a spiced apple note on the round, juicy finish.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202375
Castle Rock
2011 Pinot Noir
Garnet color. Lightly smoky aromas of caramelized nuts, mocha, and toasty berry crumble with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a snappy citrus, mineral and peppery spice nuanced finish. A solid sipper or table wine.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202372
Castle Rock
2011 Pinot Noir
Ruby black color. Aromas of chocolate nuts and cherries and artichoke heart with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a savory herb and sweet spice accented finish. A rock solid pinot.
88 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202406
Irony
2011 Pinot Noir
Pure garnet color. Aromas of chocolate toffee, mocha gelato, and cranberry bread with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a juicy, nutty accented finish with fine dusty tannins. A nice table wine. Pair with pork medallions.
88 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202255
Hard Row to Hoe
2012 Pinot Gris
Pale golden color with a pale amber cast. Bright aromas of spiced apple and cling peach with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body a zesty citrus, nut, and pear skin accented finish. A refreshing and very table friendly pinot gris.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202563
Kings Ridge
2011 Pinot Noir
Rich ruby color. Aromas of baked cherries and toasty cedar with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a rich, salted tomato and earth accented finish. A delicious and satisfying table wine that will pair well with duck.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202497
Forest Glen
2011 Pinot Noir
Pretty aromas of cherries and cherry blossoms with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a juicy blackberry cobbler and red apple accented finish. A tasty everyday sipper or burger wine.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202358
Firesteed
2011 Pinot Gris
Attractive tropical fruit aromas suggest pineapple yogurt, papaya, and ripe apple with a very crisp and tart light-to-medium body and a lime and melon driven finish. A racy pinot gris that will pair fabulously with shrimp and crab cakes.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202405
Noble Vines
2011 "667" Pinot Noir
Aromas and flavors of dried cherry, cocoa and pepper with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and delicately spicy and creamy finish. A very nice all-purpose pinot for sipping or food. Try with duck tacos.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202356
Firesteed
2011 Pinot Noir
Aromas of honeycomb, grilled cherries, and smoky minerals with a supple dryish medium body and a clay, dusty rhubarb, and cranberry accented finish. An earthy, Old World styled pinot for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202457
Winking Owl
NV Pinot Grigio
Pale silver gold color. Aromas of nougat and toasted peach pastry with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a nice, crunchy apple and nectarine finish with chewy fruity tannins. A solid sipper or table wine.
86 points $2.89 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202488
Estrella
2011 Proprietor's Reserve Pinot Grigio
Pale silvery golden color. Aromas of grilled lemon and baked peach have a slight sulfur note with a fruity-yet-dry light body and a long, tangy ripe citrus and nectarine skin finish. Very nice acidity and balance of flavor.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202499
Harlow Ridge
2011 Pinot Noir
Aromas of warm vanilla tapioca and berry tart with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy apple, spice and cedar accented finish.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202374
Castle Rock
2011 California Cuvée Pinot Noir
Garnet color. Aromas of cherry pie and cracked pepper with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, caramel apple, raspberry, and smoky cedar and nut finish. A nice sipper or table wine.
86 points $11 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202446
Maryhill
2011 Pinot Grigio
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of citrus, creamy nougat, delicate micro greens with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a honeyed yellow apple and lemon pepper accented finish.
86 points $11.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202410
Gnarly Head
2012 Pinot Grigio
Waxy aromas suggest honeycomb, baked apple, and pickled melon with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a clementine and herb accented finish. Tasty and crowd pleasing.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202503
Red Truck
2011 Pinot Noir
Aromas of coffee ice cream, roasted nuts, and dried cherries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and cinnamon and spiced apple finish. Tasty.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202504
Silver Ridge
2011 Pinot Noir
Ruby garnet color. Aroma of chocolate nut fudge and cherry tart with a silky fruity medium body and a tangy, honeyed citrus, nut and melon finish. Very tasty.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202559
Duck Pond
2011 Pinot Gris
Reserved aromas of linen, nutskin, citrus and apple with a crisp, tangy light-to-medium body and a refreshing nectarine and lime accented finish. A very nice zesty pinot gris that will cover a lot of bases.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201213
Chessman
2011 Pinot Noir
Lustrous ruby color. Aromas of cherry white chocolate fudge and strawberry-watermelon sorbet with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a vanilla cream, whole nut, and mineral accented finish. A nice lighter styled pinot that will be great with gourmet burgers.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202411
Bota Box
2012 Pinot Grigio
Silvery golden color. Slight earthy peach, lime sorbet, and nut gelato aromas and flavors with a dry-yet-fruity light body and a crisp, yellow apple accented finish. A nice patio sipper.
86 points $20.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202498
Forestville
2011 Pinot Noir
Aromas of cinnamon, pressed flowers and sour cherries with a fruity, medium body and an orange cake and nut finish. A fruity, easy-going pinot.
85 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201818
Redwood Creek
2011 Pinot Noir
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of mocha, raspberry and pepper with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy, slightly pithy finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202493
Salmon Creek
2011 Pinot Grigio
Attractive toasty peach pastry, melon, molasses, and kiwi tart aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, apple and lemon pepper accented finish. Very tasty and well balanced.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202492
Motos Liberty
2011 Pinot Grigio
Aromas of dark nougat, papaya custard, and caramelized peach aromas and flavors with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, light-to-medium body with a touch of kiwi and flan on the finish. A solid sipper.
85 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202404
La Merika
2011 Pinot Noir
Aromas of berry yogurt, spiced nuts, and a hint of bacon with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a dark roasted nut, apple and melon accented finish.
85 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201797
Barefoot
NV Pinot Noir
Deep ruby color. Aromas of berry pastry and black pepper with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a soft, fruity medium-body with a honeyed apple finish.
84 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202487
Crane Lake
2011 Pinot Grigio
Golden color. Aromas of peach cobbler and lemon poppy seed cake with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a pleasant honeyed nectarine finish. A nice, relaxed everyday sipper.
84 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201824
The Naked Grape
NV Pinot Noir
Aromas of orange powder and cherry pie filling with a tangy, fruity medium body and a soft, nut brittle finish. A pleasant light sipper.
84 points $7.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201835
Turning Leaf
2011 Pinot Noir
Deep ruby garnet color. Mild aromas of dried cherry and melon with a soft fruity light-to-medium body and a touch of creamy vanilla and apple on the finish. A pleasant sipper.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202486
Coastal Ridge
2011 Pinot Grigio
Pale golden silver color. Slightly earthy aromas suggest whole nut toffee and peach scone with a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp, lemon and peach sorbet finish.
84 points $8.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202495
Coastal Ridge
2011 Pinot Noir
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cherry and apple butters with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a honeyed, crunchy tannin finish. Tasty.
84 points $8.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202490
Forest Glen
2011 Tehachapi Clone Pinot Grigio
Interesting aromas of mild licorice, graham cracker and peach cobbler with a silky, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tart lime ice accented finish. Very zesty, pair with grilled shrimp.
84 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202366
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
2011 Pinot Gris
Aromas of melon, pressed linen, and white nougat with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tart peach pit and citrus accented finish. An understated sipper.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202355
Firesteed
2010 Pinot Noir
Rich ruby color. Aromas of cherry butter on rye cracker, clay, and roasted nuts with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart cherry pit, melon rind, lime wedge, and grassy earth accented finish. A tart earthy pinot for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202558
Duck Pond
2010 Pinot Noir
Pure ruby color. Aromas of berry taffy, nuts, cedar, and creme Anglaise with a chewy, dryish medium body and a woody, tangy blackberry finish. Oak is a bit too dominant.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202485
Charles Shaw
2012 Pinot Grigio
Smoky grilled lemon and peach and Dove soap aromas and flavors with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a honeyed grilled apple and tangy white grape accented finish.
83 points $2.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202484
Albertoni
2011 Pinot Grigio
Golden silver color. Aromas of dried lemon and nectarine with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a crisp lime powder and chalk accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202496
Fat Cat
2011 Pinot Noir
Mild aromas suggest cappuccino and baked berries with a soft, fruity medium body and a toasty cedar and nut finish with dusty tannins.
83 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202502
Motos Liberty
2011 Pinot Noir
Mild aromas of melon and mulberry aromas with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spicy, honeyed apple and nutshell finish with pithy tannins.
83 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202413
Heron Hill Winery
2010 "Classic Series" Pinot Noir
Bright ruby color. Aromas of bing cherry sauce and spicy green tomato relish with a supple, dryish light-medium body and a tart lingonberry and leafy earth finish with firm powdery tannins.
83 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202505
Six Degrees
2011 Pinot Noir
Pale ruby color. Faint aromas of berry jelly on toast with a slightly gritty, dry-yet-fruity light body and a short, rather acidic citrus and grassy earth finish.
82 points $13.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202412
Twisted
2012 Pinot Grigio
Light smoky aroma of grilled nectarine and lemon have a faint soapy note with a tart light body and a crisp, chalky, grassy, citrus children aspirin accented finish.
80 points $7.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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