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January 2019 - US Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris

January 2019 - US Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris
This month's Wine feature is US Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris Wines

US Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris Reviews

San Simeon 2017 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
93 points
$22
A vibrant and pure pinot noir with aging potential
Paradise Ridge 2016 Vineyard Select Pinot Noir
93 points
$65
A fruit-forward pinot noir with ripe berry aromas and a juicy appeal.
Portola Vineyards 2014  Pinot Noir
92 points
$38
Refined fruits and endless notes of anise and chocolate make this a memorable Pinot Noir
McIlroy 2017 Clone 828 Pinot Noir
92 points
$40
An exotic and perfumed Pinot Noir that will be an excellent companion to North African fare.
Nelson Hill 2016 Deep End Vineyard Pinot Noir
92 points
$44
A lovely, layered pinot noir present with a compelling combination of delicacy and depth wrapped in a terroir-ific bow.
Carlton Cellars 2015 Roads End Reserve Pinot Noir
92 points
$45
Unforgettable heady notes of rose petal jam beckon for another sip in this charming Yamhill-Carlton Pinot noir
Nelson Hill 2015 Deep End Vineyard Pinot Noir
92 points
$46
A fruity yet elegant Pinot Noir that will be a nice offering at the holiday table.
Nelson Hill 2014 Deep End Vineyard Pinot Noir
92 points
$48
A vibrant pinot noir, lush with dried fruits; great aging potential.
Tom Eddy 2015 Manchester Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir
92 points
$65
A very attractive Pinot Noir with style for days.
Cline 2017 Estate Grown Pinot Gris
91 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A stylish and nuanced Pinot Gris to share with excellent company.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Paradise Ridge 2016 Walters Vineyard Pinot Noir
91 points
$54
A spot-on velvety Pinot Noir with elegant fruit.
Poppy 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir
90 points
$18
Best Buy
A rich and toasty Pinot Noir that's been well-loved by the barrel.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Brassfield Estate 2017 High Serenity Ranch Pinot Gris
90 points
$22
A vibrant Pinot Gris with layers of minerality and stylish fruit.
Alexander Valley Vineyards 2017 Estate Pinot Noir
90 points
$34
A concentrated and flavorful pinot with ample fruit and refreshing acidity.
Carlton Cellars 2015 Estate Pinot Noir
90 points
$35
A full-bodied Pinot Noir with lots of earthy inflection.
City Winery 2016 Hyland Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir
90 points
$36
A floral and juicy Willamette Valley in a charming style.
McIlroy 2017 Chock Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir
90 points
$40
A highly pairable, mouthwatering pinot noir that won't let you down.
City Winery 2016 Bacigalupi Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir
90 points
$42
A lovely pairing to roast turkey; fruit-forward and deliciously balanced.
Lobo 2015 Wulff Vineyards Pinot Noir
90 points
$45
A perfumed Pinot Noir with lip smacking acidity; needs no excuse to sip.
Alara Cellars 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir
90 points
$53
A concentrated Pinot Noir with jump-out-of-the-glass aromas.
Four Vines 2017 The Maverick Pinot Noir
89 points
$19.99
A juicy and highly pairable Pinot Noir that satisfies with a rush of enticing flavors.
89 points $19.99
McIlroy 2017 Bembey Vineyard Pinot Noir
89 points
$40
A fruit-forward pinot noir with kisses of sweetness; a wine for cocktail hour.
Alara Cellars 2016  Pinot Noir
89 points
$41
A dark, almost brooding Pinot Noir filled with spice.
Ledson 2016 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
89 points
$60
A dark and brooding pinot with a meaty, savory streak.
Poppy 2015  Pinot Noir
88 points
$15
Best Buy
A nice and tidy pinot with a good balance of fruit and oak that is sure to please.
88 points $15 Best Buy
City Winery 2016 Alder Springs Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir
88 points
$36
A Pinot Noir bursting with purple fruit and table-friendly tannins.
Ledson 2016 Valeries Vineyard Pinot Noir
88 points
$38
An oaky pinot noir with instant appeal.
Frey 2016  Pinot Noir
87 points
$18
A fruity anytime Pinot Noir.
Calcareous Vineyards 2017 Twisted Paso Pinot Noir
87 points
$19.99
Outgoing fruits make this an instantly appealing pinot noir.
87 points $19.99
Penns Woods 2016  Pinot Noir
87 points
$30
A fruit-forward Pinot noir with a great juiciness to complement the meal.
Paradise Ridge 2016  Pinot Noir
87 points
$45
A fuller-bodied pinot noir that will pair well with richer meals.
Member’s Mark 2017  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$8
Best Buy
A supple, friendly pinot grigio with hints of apple and almond.
86 points $8 Best Buy
Avalon 2017  Pinot Noir
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
A fruit-forward and crowd-pleasing pinot noir.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Sebastopol Oaks 2017  Pinot Noir
86 points
$15
Best Buy
A lighthearted Pinot Noir.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Square, Plumb & Level 2016 Libra Vineyard Pinot Noir
86 points
$29.99
A rustic and savory Pinot Noir that will be a hit with the right pairing.
86 points $29.99
AVA Grace 2017  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$11.99
A solid go-to pinot grigio for party-pleasing.
85 points $11.99
Alara Cellars 2017  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$29
A light-on-its-feet pinot grigio for anytime sipping.
Lloyd Cellars 2016  Pinot Noir
85 points
$50
A smoky, chewy Pinot Noir for the table.
Esser Vineyards 2015  Pinot Noir
84 points
$14.99
A smoky Monterey Pinot Noir that will work well at the table.
84 points $14.99
Kestrel 2017  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$17
A tropical, fruit-forward Pinot Grigio with bright acidity.
Frey 2016  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$18
A funky, full-bodied Pinot Grigio with lots of dried fruit character.
Brassfield Estate 2015 High Serenity Ranch Pinot Noir
84 points
$24
A solid red for the gang.
Portola Vineyards 2014 Estate Bottled Los Trancos Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir
84 points
$38
Assertive soft fruits make this a distinctive Santa Clara Pinot with body to pair with rich meals.
Firefly Ridge 2017  Pinot Grigio
83 points
$6.99
An easy, breezy white.
83 points $6.99
Black Box 2017  Pinot Noir
80 points
$6.25
A vanilla-forward wine for the gang.
80 points $6.25
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