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A sensitive grape that prefers a cooler climate than cabernet or merlot, pinot noir produces a wine that is lighter in color but can still be satisfying and full-bodied. The best pinots are noted for their intense aromas and surprising complexity.

Wines reviewed to date:

  1. New! G. Graham (Carneros, California) Pinot Noir, 1992
  2. New! Livingstone Cellars Gallo Premium Select Burgundy (no year on label, bought 6/97)
  3. Pedroncelli Dry Creek Valley, 1993
  4. New! Pepperwood Grove (California) Pinot Noir, 1993
  5. Porter Creek Hillside, 1992
  6. New! Robert Mondavi (Napa Valley) 25th Anniversary Pinot Noir (unfiltered), 1992
  7. New! Thomas Family Winery Pinot Noir, 1995

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Pedroncelli Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma County, California) Pinot Noir, 1993

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Porter Creek Hillside Vineyard (Russian River Valley Estate Bottled) Pinot Noir, 1992

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