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June 2019 - US Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris

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

US Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris Reviews

Lake Sonoma 2016  Pinot Noir
94 points
$35
A divine fruit-forward, juicy Pinot Noir that hits the Sonoma Coast nail on the head.
J. Cage Cellars 2017 Vander Kamp Vineyard Pinot Noir
94 points
$49
A spectacularly nuanced Pinot Noir that explodes on the palate; deeply enjoyable.
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2015 Elton Pinot Noir
94 points
$55
A super-juicy, slightly herbal Pinot Noir with a silky texture and highly drinkable style.
Forchini 2015 Proprietors Reserve Estate Grown Pinot Noir
93 points
$32
A wildly appealing Pinot Noir with a savory side; a great choice for Thanksgiving.
Forchini 2016 Proprietors Reserve Estate Grown Pinot Noir
93 points
$32
A decadent Pinot Noir with ample creamy oak and delicious floral nuances.
Ledson 2017 Grove Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
93 points
$42
A vibrant and pure Pinot Noir with piles of fruit, elegant texture, and an inspiringly spicy finish.
Dewitt Family 2017  Pinot Noir
93 points
$48
A toasty oak-centric Pinot Noir with great balance and pairable style.
Blue Cape Cellars 2013 Reserve Pinot Noir
92 points
$30
An outgoing, mature Pinot Noir with a distinctive note of ripe stone fruit; drink up.
J. Cage Cellars 2017 Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir
92 points
$49
A heady, decadent Pinot Noir with rich layers of fruit, florals, and spice.
Schug 2016 Estate Grown Pinot Noir
92 points
$50
A velvety Pinot Noir in an elegant style.
Hagafen 2016 Prix Reserve Pinot Noir
92 points
$60
An oak-focused, rich and spicy Pinot Noir.
Duck Pond 2018  Pinot Gris
91 points
$14
Best Buy
A stylish, buoyant Pinot Gris; understated and elegant.
91 points $14 Best Buy
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2017 Founders Reserve Pinot Noir
91 points
$40
A decadent Willamette Pinot Noir of the voluptuous, velvety variety; va-va-voom!
J. Cage Cellars 2017 El Coro Vineyard Pinot Noir
91 points
$49
Assertive fruit leaps from the glass in this flashy and colorful Pinot Noir.
Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Family Grown Pinot Grigio
90 points
$12.99
Best Buy
A vibrant, lengthy, serious Pinot Grigio.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Esser Vineyards 2017  Pinot Noir
90 points
$15.99
Best Buy
A spicy, zesty Pinot Noir with a sultry, smoky edge.
90 points $15.99 Best Buy
Bliss Family Vineyards 2017 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir
90 points
$18
Best Buy
A pure and vibrant Pinot Noir that will please any fan of the varietal.
90 points $18 Best Buy
King Estate 2017  Pinot Gris
90 points
$19
A softly textured Pinot Gris with nice food-friendly acidity.
Las Nietas Vineyard 2013  Pinot Noir
90 points
$25
A savory, highly pairable Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir with an Old World swagger.
Château Élan 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir
90 points
$35
A rich and chewy Pinot Noir with a nice savory oaky personality.
Canihan Family 2016  Pinot Noir
90 points
$50
A fruit-driven, youthful and concentrated Pinot Noir with wide appeal.
CRU9 2017 Irreverent Pinot Noir
90 points
$50
A tasty marriage of bright fruit and toasty smoke.
Kalaris 2014  Pinot Noir
90 points
$55
A rich and concentrated Pinot Noir with chewy layers of fruit, oak and grace.
Cline 2017  Pinot Noir
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A bold Pinot Noir with wide appeal; pair away!
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2017  Pinot Noir
88 points
$17
A creamy, appetizing Pinot Noir to save a place for at the table.
Eden Rift Vineyards 2017 Valliant Pinot Noir
88 points
$32
A fruity and uncomplicated Pinot Noir with instant appeal.
Schug 2017  Pinot Noir
88 points
$35
A rich and smoky Pinot Noir that will pair well at the table for fans of Chilean wines.
Canihan Family 2014  Pinot Noir
88 points
$50
A fuller-bodied Pinot Noir that will pair well with richer fare.
The Great Oregon Wine Company 2018 Rascal Pinot Gris
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
An ethereal, silky soft Pinot Gris.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Ferrante 2017 Signature Series Pinot Gris
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A refined and well-behaved Pinot Gris.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Corner 103 2017  Pinot Noir
87 points
$50
A full-bodied Pinot Noir best served with a thoughtful meal.
CK Mondavi 2018  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$7
Best Buy
A refreshing quaffer for hot summer days.
86 points $7 Best Buy
Lobo 2016 Wulff Vineyards Pinot Noir
86 points
$45
A food-friendly, oaky Pinot Noir with pretty floral aromas.
Ferrante 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir
85 points
$24.99
A silky, food-friendly wine with layers of smoke, fruit, and spice.
85 points $24.99
Frey 2017  Pinot Grigio
81 points
$18
Baked, caramelized fruit notes make this a distinctive Pinot Grigio for the table.
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