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November 2023 - US Pinot/Gris/Grigio/Noir Part 2

November 2023 - US Pinot/Gris/Grigio/Noir Part 2
This month's Wine feature is US Pinot/Gris/Grigio/Noir Part 2 Wines

US Pinot/Gris/Grigio/Noir Part 2 Reviews

Portola Vineyards 2018 Los Trancos Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir
93 points
$38
A well balanced Pinot Noir with fresh fruit, judicious use of oak, and a soft earthiness to round out the wine.
Sidereus Vineyard & Winery 2021 La Colina Vineyard Pinot Noir
93 points
$50
Richly fruited and deep, meaty and savory, a lovely, rich Oregon Pinot Noir.
King Estate 2022  Pinot Gris
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Nice fruit and florals on the nose and palate with a touch of phenolics as a counterpoint, which will pair nicely to balance richer foods.
92 points $19 Best Buy
Lawer Estates 2021 Betsys Vineyard Pinot Noir
92 points
$42
When you need a Pinot Noir that will hold up to a rich and fatty Steak Frites dinner, this is your go-to option.
Sidereus Vineyard & Winery 2021 Estate Grown Winemakers Cuvée Pinot Noir
92 points
$60
Rich and fruity with strong barrel characteristics, this should evolve with age or provide a fine dinner companion today for richer meals.
Portola Vineyards 2018  Pinot Noir
91 points
$38
For those that love ripe and juicy Pinot Noir, this is a delightful sipper for pairing with duck or burgers.
Lawer Estates 2021 Barrel Select Pinot Noir
91 points
$65
A big, bright, and jammy Pinot Noir that would pair well with BBQ.
Sidereus Vineyard & Winery 2021  Pinot Noir
90 points
$32
A solid Oregon Pinot Noir; this is exactly what you want it to be with savory herbs and crunchy red berries.
McIlroy 2022 Three Vineyard Blend Pinot Noir
90 points
$42
Opulent but delicious, exactly what you expect from Russian River Pinot Noir.
Duck Pond 2022  Pinot Noir
88 points
$15
Best Buy
An easy drinking Pinot Noir that has tart red fruit and soft hints of oak.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Hazel Wine Company 2022 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
88 points
$24
A nicely red fruited Pinot Noir with a counterpoint of ethereal green herbs.
King Estate 2021 Estate Grown Domaine Pinot Noir
88 points
$28
A solid and delicious Pinot Noir that will be perfectly at home as a BTG placement.
Rascal 2022  Pinot Gris
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Beautifully light, crisp, and refreshing on the palate.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Duck Pond 2022  Pinot Gris
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Well balanced between fruit and acidity, this wine would pair well with poached chicken and other white meat.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Rascal 2022  Pinot Noir
86 points
$14
Best Buy
A food friendly wine that is a nice introduction to Oregon Pinot Noir.
86 points $14 Best Buy
King Estate 2022 Artisan Series Pinot Gris
86 points
$20
A very easy drinking house white or BTG option.
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