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June 2016 - US Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris

June 2016 - US Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris
This month's Wine feature is US Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris Wines

US Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris Reviews

Ledson 2014 Reserve " Estate Vineyard" Pinot Noir
95 points
$66
Violet color. Bright, fruity, attractive complex aromas and flavors of pistachio nougat and gelato, orange blossom honey on cherries, toasted cranberry bread, and chocolate nuts with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, elegant, long finish that presents notes of exotic peppercorns and spice, cedar, pickled beets and yams, and minerals with fine, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A vibrant, flavor-forward pinot with great balance and Russian River richness.
Philo Ridge Vineyards 2012 Mendocino Pinot Noir
94 points
$36
Brilliant ruby garnet color. Bright, complex aromas and flavors of pickling spices, peaches and cherries with mint, artisan cola, and pink peppercorns with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, subtle, medium-length finish with notes of pomegranate, fines herbes, toasted cedar, and lime leaves with crunchy, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A wonderfully complex and savory, herb-accented pinot that will be fun to pair with.
Ledson 2014 "Estate Vineyard" Pinot Noir
94 points
$60
Deep garnet purple color. Fruity aromas and flavors of dried cherries and berries, honeyed nut brittle, baking spices, and hint of sarsaparilla with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, elegant, long finish with accents of chocolate mint, marinated beets, mixed peppercorns, and pencil shavings with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. Classic Russian River richness is fully evinced in this delightfully lively, yet brooding pinot noir.
Garnet Vineyards 2014  Pinot Noir
93 points
$23.99
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dried berries and hint of crisp bacon with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of chocolate, herb marinated beets, pencil shavings, and earth with light oak flavor. A precisely crafted pinot noir with pinpoint acidity and pleasing piquancy.
93 points $23.99
Mossback 2014  Pinot Noir
93 points
$25
Garnet color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of cherry-orange jam on dark toast, spicy vanilla toffee, and hint of caramelized bacon with a satiny, bright, medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, medium-long finish revealing accents of marinated beets, candied yams, chocolate mint, and cedar with chewy, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rather robust and expansive pinot noir with a kaleidoscope of flavors.
City Winery 2013 Alder Springs Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir
93 points
$38
Brilliant garnet color. Lively, fruity aromas and flavors of cherry-orange-peach parfait, praline, and mild dill pickle with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of peppered melon, apple, marinated beets, and nut skin and shell with light oak flavor. A rich, concentrated pinot with great fruit, acidity, and balanced oak.
Tom Eddy 2013 Manchester Ridge Pinot Noir
93 points
$65
Brick red color. Bright, savory, herbal interesting aromas and flavors of dill pickle, roasted root vegetables, corn-pepper fritters, and berry gastrique with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, elegant, medium-long finish manifesting shades of marinated beets, nutskin, coconut, and cedar with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A very savory, chewy pinot noir with great table appeal.
Secret Cellars 2013  Pinot Noir
92 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright medium dark ruby color. Bright aromas of black cherry cobbler, rhubarb, gravel, and roasted brazil nuts and dried leaves with an lively, dry full body and a warming, subtle, medium-length finish with earthy, firm, leafy tannins.
92 points $13.99 Best Buy
Cloudveil 2014  Pinot Noir
92 points
$15
Best Buy
Garnet color. Bright, roasted aromas and flavors of grilled cherries, dark roasted nuts, spiced chocolate and vanilla, and sandalwood with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish that presents accents of cedar, chestnut honey, pickled beets, and earth with well-integrated, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A rich, zesty, and precisely balanced pinot noir pleaser that will be very versatile.
92 points $15 Best Buy
Ledson 2014 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
92 points
$48
Bright medium dusty garnet color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas of cherry tart and toasted zucchini bread with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, layered, medium-length caramelized nuts and citrus, herb roasted beets, mocha, and hint of pepper finish with fine, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lively pinot with a nice interplay between dark cherry fruit and savory beet root notes.
Cloak & Dagger 2012 "Foggy Bottom Reserve" Pinot Noir
92 points
$65
Dusty ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cherry-black raspberry compote, praline, and delicate spices with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish evoking accents of vanilla custard, nectarine, and pepper with crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A delicious, fruit-centric pinot with an appealing range of flavors.
Donovan-Parke 2014  Pinot Noir
91 points
$15.95
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Delicate, savory aromas and flavors of sour cherries, pickled beets, and roasted nuts with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish imparting touches of vanilla and chocolate, blood orange gelato, and pickled beets with well-integrated, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A lovely juicy pinot with ripe fruit, balanced oak, and nice spice.
91 points $15.95 Best Buy
Shiloh Road 2014  Pinot Noir
91 points
$19.95
Dusty ruby color. Delicate, fruity, earthy aromas and flavors of honeyed dried cherries and clay with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, amusing, medium-length finish revealing overtones of pickled beets and carrots, nutskin, earth, and cedar with well-integrated, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A refined, savory pinot with fine integration of flavors.
91 points $19.95
Folie à Deux 2013  Pinot Noir
91 points
$20
Garnet black color. Mild, green, herbal aromas and flavors of mulberries, slapped fresh herbs, and hint of beef mole with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, relaxed finish that exhibits notes of pickled beets and carrots, sour cherry-white balsamic reduction, nuts, and cedar with well-integrated, soft tannins and light oak flavor. A tangy, nicely balanced pinot noir with mouthwatering acidity.
San Simeon 2014  Pinot Noir
91 points
$25
Bright medium garnet color. Bright, toasty, oaky aromas of spiced black cherries, dried leaves, planked oak, and red flowers - dried canvas with an lively, dry full body and a warming, appealing, relaxed finish with earthy, leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor.
Handley Cellars 2013  Pinot Noir
91 points
$32
Bright medium dusty ruby color. Bright, creamy, fruity aromas and flavors of berry custard pie and spiced peaches with a glycerous, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish conveying nuances of toffee, pickled beets, herbs, and cedar with silky, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A seamless pinot that is sure to please.
City Winery 2013 Bien Nacido Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir
91 points
$38
Bright medium light dark garnet color. Bright, fresh aromas and flavors of honeyed cherries, roasted nuts, and delicate spice with a soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, interesting, buoyant finish with impressions of marinated beets and orange with earthy tannins and light oak flavor. A delicious, well-balanced pinot with a savory twist for the table.
Byington 2014 Estate Pinot Noir
91 points
$39
Bright medium dark brick red color. Delicate, fruity, toasty earthy savory aromas of dried cherries, black raspberries, toasted yeast -dried leaves, and planked oak - salinity with a crisp, dry full body and a warming, distinctive, breezy finish with crunchy, leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor.
Cloak & Dagger 2012 "Pseudonym" Pinot Noir
91 points
$49
Dusty garnet black color. Bright, roasted aromas and flavors of grilled berries, dark roasted nuts, and hint of charcoal with a soft, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, elegant, crisp finish with overtones of roasted beets and sweet potato and delicate spice with well-integrated, silky tannins. A very nice and savory pinot noir that will be great at the table.
John Robert Eppler 2013  Pinot Noir
90 points
Bright medium dark dusty ruby color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of dried berries and nuts with a soft, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-length finish displaying suggestions of marinated beets and sour cherries with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A ripe, chewy pinot pleaser.
Three Thieves 2014  Pinot Noir
90 points
$8
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Delicate, toasty aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, berry pie crust, and cocoa with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish that shows suggestions of bing cherries, nutskin, marinated beets, and cedar with light oak flavor. A juicy, snappy pinot noir pleaser for everyday enjoyment.
90 points $8 Best Buy
Forest Glen 2014  Pinot Noir
90 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Bright light medium dark ruby color. Yeasty, fruity spicy leesy aromas of spiced berries - cranberries, winery scents, toasted yeast, and dried leaves - canvas with an tangy, dry full body and a warming, compelling, brisk finish with leafy, cottony tannins and light oak flavor.
90 points $10.99 Best Buy
Love Noir 2014  Pinot Noir
90 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Dark ruby black color. Bright, toasty, savory aromas and flavors of smoked bacon and black raspberry tart al la mode with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, stimulating, crisp finish displaying notes of cherries, toffeed nuts, pencil shavings, and borscht with soft, crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A crisp, refreshing pinot noir with bright acidity, ripe fruit, and a fun, meaty backnote.
90 points $11.99 Best Buy
Esser Vineyards 2014  Pinot Noir
90 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Dark garnet color. Lively, roasted aromas and flavors of dark roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, and dried cherries with a silky, bright, medium-full body and a silky, interesting, cheery finish that presents notes of beet, sweet potato, and cedar bark with crunchy, fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. A smooth, flavorful and engaging pinot with nice oak.
90 points $15.99 Best Buy
Joel Gott 2014  Pinot Gris
90 points
$16
Best Buy
Pale slivery khaki orange color. Delicate aromas and flavors of honeyed peach and pear and nougat with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of clementine and honeyed nectarine with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A precise and flavorful pinot gris with an elegant style.
90 points $16 Best Buy
Complicated 2014  Pinot Noir
90 points
$20
Dark garnet color. Toasty aromas and flavors of raisin-cherry compote, chocolate graham cracker, and dark toast with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, engaging, medium-length finish with nuances of grilled beets and oranges, cedar, and pepper with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A savory, tangy, well-oaked pinot noir.
Garnet Vineyards 2014 Stanly Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir
90 points
$29.99
Bright medium light garnet color. Lively, fruity, creamy toasty aromas of delicate spiced ripe cherries, planked cedar, cola, and butter cream with a lively, dry full body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and light oak flavor. The wine opened up nicely with an expansive supple middle palate; good depth of delicate spiced fruit flavors.
90 points $29.99
Byington 2013 Estate Pinot Noir
90 points
$39
Bright dark brick red color. Bright, fruity, savory floral spicy aromas of ripe black cherries, planked cedar, pressed flowers - violets, and plum pits - pepper with a lively, dry full body and a peppery, complex, medium-length finish with well-integrated, firm, fruit, fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. This red exhibited a nice arc of flavors and opened up nicely with airing. best with earthier dishes.
Portlandia 2014 "Momtazi" Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
90 points
$40
Bright medium dark garnet color. Lively, fruity, toasty earthy savory aromas of toasted pine cones, spiced cherries, dried leaves, and potters clay with a lively, dry full body and a warming, quick finish with leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A wine for those who like a toasty, earthier pinot noir that will show better at the table.
SeaGlass 2014  Pinot Noir
89 points
$12
Best Buy
Medium bright burnt sienna color. Creamy, fruity toasty aromas of black raspberries, cherry toffee, violets, and cedar with a vibrant, dryish full body and a warming, elegant, medium-length finish with well-integrated, firm, fruit tannins and light oak flavor. Scents and flavors are seamlessly integrated; nice, deep complex notes come on as the wine breathes.
89 points $12 Best Buy
Elk Run 2015 Cold Friday Vineyard Pinot Gris
89 points
$17.43
Straw green color. Exotic, fresh floral aromas and flavors of honeyed asian pear, wintergreen, anise seed, and nightshade with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, stimulating, medium-length finish with notes of nectarine, pistachio oil, and exotic spices with no oak flavor. An intriguing spicy and exotic pinot gris for Asian fare.
89 points $17.43
Benton Lane 2015  Pinot Gris
89 points
$18.49
Bright light medium light gold color. Bright, fresh, fruity creamy minerally aromas of delicately spiced peaches, lemon cream, bread toast, and lemon zest with an tangy, dry full body and a peppery, compelling, breezy finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor.
89 points $18.49
Carneros Highway 2014  Pinot Noir
89 points
$22
Bright medium light garnet color. Delicate, earthy, fruity toasty jammy aromas of spiced dark cherries, cranberries, sandalwood, and dried canvas with a lively, dry full body and a peppery, medium-length finish with leafy, earthy tannins and light oak flavor. Subtle buttery light motif pulls all the flavors into balance.
Portlandia 2014  Pinot Noir
89 points
$24.99
Dark garnet color. Delicate aromas and flavors of toast, spiced nuts, and dried cherries and tangerine with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish with accents of green apple, Meyer lemon, beets, and nutskins with earthy, chewy tannins. A very bright, zesty pinot that is tuned for the table.
89 points $24.99
Joel Gott 2014  Pinot Noir
89 points
$25
Bright medium dark garnet color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of cherries and roasted nuts with a soft, lively, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, amusing, breezy finish displaying notes of beets and earth with chewy, earthy, leafy tannins and light oak flavor. A solid pinot.
Dusk to Dawn 2013  Pinot Noir
89 points
$29.95
Bright medium garnet color. Delicate, fruity, savory smoky toasty aromas and flavors of baked berries, gherkin, and dark roasted nuts with a silky, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length finish that presents shades of beet juice, nut oil, cherry pit, and wood smoke with earthy, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A pleasant dry pinot.
89 points $29.95
Sutter Home NV  Pinot Noir
88 points
$6
Best Buy
Dark garnet color. Bright, fresh, creamy aromas and flavors of raspberry custard tart and toffee with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, engaging, cheery finish that shows elements of sour cherry, hint of beet relish, and pencil shaving. A linear, precisely crafted pinot noir.
88 points $6 Best Buy
Salmon Creek 2015  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Brilliant golden straw color. Delicate, fruity, earthy aromas and flavors of peaches in cream, white blossoms, and banana soufflé with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, breezy finish that exhibits shades of white strawberry and honey nut with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A smooth, fruity and appealing pinot grigio pleaser.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Fat Cat 2014  Pinot Noir
88 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Ruby garnet color. Bright aromas and flavors of spiced cherries, toasted fruit cake, and chocolate nuts with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish with accents of pickled beet, apple, and hint of licorice with no oak flavor. A nicely crafted pinot noir with good balance and varietal character.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Heliotrope 2014  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Straw green color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of peach cobbler and apple sauce with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, breezy finish that shows suggestions of strawberry, melon, and kiwi with silky, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A rock solid pinot grigio for all occasions.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Chloe 2014 Wine Collection Pinot Noir
88 points
$17
Dark garnet color. Spicy, fruity aromas and flavors of cranberry-blueberry chutney, caramelized bacon, and sandalwood incense with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish with shades of spicy marinated beets, creme brulee, and pencil shavings with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A firm, wood accented pinot noir with savory spiciness.
Firesteed 2014  Pinot Noir
88 points
$17.99
Bright medium dark ruby color. Lively, fruity, savory aromas of huckleberries, gauze, cedar bark, and buttery cherry bread with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, swift finish with chewy, well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. The subtle fruit flavors are delicately framed out with earthy, woody notes.
88 points $17.99
Garnet Vineyards 2014  Pinot Noir
88 points
$17.99
Bright light garnet color. Lively, fruity, toasty aromas of spiced black cherries, red licorice, dusty rhubarb, and planked oak with a lively, dry full body and a warming, subtle, breezy finish with chewy, firm, earthy tannins and light oak flavor.
88 points $17.99
Picket Fence 2014  Pinot Noir
88 points
$17.99
Medium dark bright ruby color. Bright, fruity, confected oaky aromas of black cherries, red rhubarb, purple pez, and planked oak - dried leaves with a tangy, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, snappy finish with earthy, leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor.
88 points $17.99
Portlandia 2015  Pinot Gris
88 points
$19.99
Bright light medium bright gold color. Bright, fruity, earthy aromas of ripe peaches, peach bubble gum dust, meyer lemon curd, and honey suckle - turned earth with a crisp, fruity full body and a warming, compelling, breezy finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor.
88 points $19.99
Napa Cellars 2013  Pinot Noir
88 points
$24
Bright medium dark brick red color. Fruity, spicy toasty floral aromas of spiced dark cherry - berry, cranberries, dried flowers - violets, and planked cedar - dried leaves with a lively, dryish full body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish with leafy, earthy tannins and light oak flavor.
Unionville Vineyards 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir
88 points
$35.95
Light light garnet color. Bright, spicy, green aromas and flavors of pepper relish, exotic honeyed cherries, and sweet beets with a tangy, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, brisk finish with shades of spiced raspberries, orange marmalade, and cedar with earthy, grippy tannins and light oak flavor.
88 points $35.95
Silver Ridge 2013  Pinot Noir
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Ruby garnet color. Delicate aromas and flavors of baked cherries, butter roasted nuts, and dark chocolate with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, easy finish evoking nuances of cedar, roasted beets, and blood orange with crunchy, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nice juicy, tangy pinot noir that will play nicely with food.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Firesteed 2013  Pinot Noir
87 points
$17.99
Bright medium dark garnet color. Lively, fruity, medicinal savory smoky aromas of black cherries, red rhubarb, dried leaves - burning leaf smoke, and gauze with a crisp, dryish full body and a warming, complex, medium finish with well-integrated, leafy, crunchy tannins and light oak flavor.
87 points $17.99
Joel Gott 2014  Pinot Noir
87 points
$20
Bright medium light garnet color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas of black cherries, cherry taffy, planked cedar, and dried leaves with an lively, dryish full body and a peppery, appealing, breezy finish with crunchy, leafy, chewy tannins and light oak flavor.
Castrucci 2014  Pinot Noir
87 points
$40
Dull dusty garnet color. Bright, fruity, woody aromas and flavors of chocolate fondued berries, pine board and sap, borscht, and pressed flowers with a soft, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, appealing, breezy finish that presents impressions of spicy pickle, dried cherries, plank roasted meat, and hint of latex with earthy, woody, barky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A tangy, oaky, meaty pinot that will shine with game.
Quail Creek 2015  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Bright light medium light gold color. Bright, fruity, confected aromas of ripe peaches, dried straw, toasted marshmallow, and lemon cream with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, captivating, easy finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
10Span 2013  Pinot Gris
86 points
$8
Best Buy
Light golden silver color. Bright aromas and flavors of spiced peaches, pickled melon, and pineapple meringue with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, breezy finish evoking accents of vanilla yogurt raisins and nuts with soft, fruit tannins. A soft, supple sipper.
86 points $8 Best Buy
Topsail 2014  Pinot Gris
86 points
$9
Best Buy
Bright light medium bright gold color. Bright, fruity, toasty creamy aromas of dried peaches, lemon zest, honey infused butter, and well water with an bright, fruity full body and a warming, intriguing, swift finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor.
86 points $9 Best Buy
Trinity Oaks 2014  Pinot Noir
86 points
$9
Best Buy
Bright medium dark garnet color. Bright, toasty, fruity earthy yeasty aromas of black cherries, toasted yeast - barnyard, dried canvas, and toffee with a lively, dry full body and a peppery, interesting, relaxed finish with leafy, earthy, woody tannins and light oak flavor.
86 points $9 Best Buy
10Span 2014 Conservancy Pinot Noir
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright medium dark dusty ruby color. Lively, fruity, spicy toasty aromas of ripe huckleberries, red licorice - star anise, dried cherries, and planked cedar - dried leaves with a bright, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, delightful, medium-length finish with leafy, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. Initially a very well balanced trumpet note, the secondary flavors took a bit of time to introduce themselves; this wine can take on rich flavors.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Mossback 2014  Pinot Noir
86 points
$18
Bright medium burnt sienna color. Bright, fruity, creamy aromas of black cherry cobbler, toasted cedar, dried leaves, and turned earth with an lively, dry full body and a warming, appealing, brisk finish with leafy, earthy, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor.
Philo Ridge Vineyards 2014 Nelson Ranch Pinot Gris
86 points
$19
Bright light topaz gray color. Funky, fruity smoky floral aromas of smoked/grilled peaches, lemon pith, honeysuckle, and salinity - green hay with an crisp, dryish full body and a warming, refreshing, rapid finish with earthy tannins.
Lucky Star 2014  Pinot Noir
85 points
$11.99
Bright medium light ruby garnet color. Bright, fruity, floral toasty aromas of dark cherries, dried leaves, pressed flowers, and hint of pepper with a crisp, dry full body and a peppery, refreshing, brisk finish with leafy, earthy tannins and light oak flavor.
85 points $11.99
Cedar Mountain 2015 Del Arroyo Vineyard Pinot Grigio
85 points
$15
Bright medium golden amber color. Bright, fruity, citrusy earthy aromas of spiced green nectarines, lemon pith, pressed flannel, and well water with an lively, off-dry full body and a warming, amusing, breezy finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor.
Casa Larga 2013  Pinot Noir
85 points
$16.99
Bright light tomato bisque color. Bright, toasty, fruity funky woody aromas of cherry cough syrup, charred cedar, strawberry-cherry toffee, and dried leaves with a lively, dryish full body and a warming, complex, brisk finish with leafy, earthy, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor.
85 points $16.99
Larkspur 2014  Pinot Noir
85 points
$17
Bright medium light garnet color. Bright, fruity, savory toasty aromas of ripe black cherries, planked cedar, pressed flowers - violets, and dried leaves with a crisp, dryish full body and a warming, subtle, brisk finish with leafy, woody tannins and light oak flavor.
10Span 2014  Pinot Noir
84 points
$7
Bright medium garnet color. Bright, fruity, tropical confected aromas of spiced baked cherries, red licorice, dried straw, and pink cotton candy with a chewy, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, engaging, brisk finish with crunchy, earthy tannins.
Forest Glen 2015 Tehachapi Clone Pinot Grigio
84 points
$9.99
Pale emerald straw color. Delicate, toasty aromas and flavors of fresh granola and graham cracker crust and papaya and green banana with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, swift finish displaying notes of praline and earth with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A light and easy pinot grigio.
84 points $9.99
Firesteed 2014  Pinot Gris
84 points
$14.99
Bright light golden straw color. Mild, fruity, earthy aromas of dried fruits - peaches, lemon pith, dried canvas, and gravel with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, brief finish with firm, papery tannins and no oak flavor.
84 points $14.99
Rutherford Vintners 2013  Pinot Noir
83 points
$21.99
Dark garnet color. Bright, spicy, jammy aromas and flavors of clove-spiced cranberries and cherries and pencil shavings with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, carefree finish evoking touches of cedar bark and mulch with hard, coating tannins and heavy oak flavor. A very woody and tannic pinot noir that could some time.
83 points $21.99
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