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American Wines Pinot Noir

ADELSHEIM CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS “BREAKING GROUND”’14 – “As you’d expect from this pioneering Oregon winery, this is a smooth, sophisticated, accessible yet ageable wine. Polished berry and cherry fruit is swathed in cola and cocoa highlights, running through silky tannins.”…..79.99

ADELSHEIM WILLAMETTE “ELIZABETH’S RESERVE”’13 “Elegant and complex, this conjures up scents and accents of breakfast tea, black cherry, cassis and cut tobacco. It’s tart and sappy, with youthful verve and refreshing acidity.”………109.99

BERNARDUS SANTA LUCIA  “SIERRA MAR”’13  “A strong and complex nose on this wine offers concentrated hibiscus and pomegranate fruit along with star anise, mace, cinnamon, rose petals and a bit of toasted bread. A sip reveals lots of flowery and herbal elements, proving light and elegant, but with lots of flavors, from tart berries to pencil lead and a lifting menthol element.”……………………89.99

CASTLE ROCK MENDOCINO’13  –  “Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of grilled cherries, smoked ham, and tar with a supple, bright, dry medium body and a sleek, interesting, sandalwood finish with medium tannins and light oak. A nice savory, meaty pinot.”…….29.99

CASTLE ROCK COLUMBIA VALLEY’13 – “Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of dried cherries, blueberries, and dried leaves with a supple, soft, petillant, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk praline, earth, and nutshells finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak. A sturdy pinot.”…….29.99

COLLIER CREEK LODI “RED WAGON”’15………29 .99

CRESPI RANCH SANTA LUCIA “MISSION SERIES”’13  –  “Bright medium garnet black color. Delicate, toasty aromas of coconut, berry pie crust, chocolate mint, and fried herbs with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, medium-long chocolate cherries, vanilla nuts, and cedar finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A light and refreshing pinot that will be great at the table.”…….39.99

CUPCAKE CENTRAL COAST’13………………29.99

DAVIES FAMILY SELECTIONS – CROIX RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY  “MANZANA SLOPE”’12 – “Croix is the latest project from renowned Napa winemaker, Kirk Venge.  1200 bottles produced.”……… 199.99

DE LOACH CALIFORNIA “HERITAGE RESERVE“‘15………………29.99

DE LOACH MONTEREY/MENDOCINO/SONOMA “LE ROI”’13……37.99

DIEBERG SANTA MARIA’09  –  “Dark ruby color; intriguing, tart cherry, cranberry, light herb nose; silky textured, tart cranberry, herbs, mineral palate.”…….89.99

DIORA MONTEREY “PETITE GRACE”’15 – This is a powerful Pinot Noir that jumps toward the nose with black raspberry and other dark fruits as well as strong cedar and caramel aromas. Thick raspberry and rounded cherry flavors show on the sip, which enjoys strong and compelling spice notes of clove, star anise and even some licorice.”…….59.99

DONELAN SONOMA “TWO BROTHERS”’13…………..…89.99

DUCKHORN “GOLDEN EYE” ANDERSON VALLEY’13 – “Offers a healthy dose of smoky, toasty oak notes, which impart flavor, aromatics and texture, adding to the mix of plum and cherry fruit flavors that for now remain submerged.”…..99.99

DUCKHORN ANDERSON VALLEY “GOLDEN EYE”’14 – “Beautifuly integrated oak spice and a deep well of fruit flavors combine in this richly complex and layered wine. It’s medium to full in body, supple and mouthfilling in texture, and brings a great array of classic aromas to the table. Dark cherry, forest floor, cedar and a hint of wood smoke meld into a feast of flavor.”……89.99

ETUDE CARNEROS “GRACE BENOIST”’15……………47.99

FOLIE A DEUX SONOMA’14 – The tight structure stands out here, backed up by ripe cherry plum fruit with oak toast following. There is a seductive doughy texture to this wine.”…….33.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY CENTRAL COAST “TRE”14………………..29.99

HAHN SANTA LUCIA “SLH”’15 – “A graceful style that’s medium-weight, with spicy, floral flavors of wilted rose and raspberry. Well-focused and persistent, maintaining its graceful balance and ending clean, with fine-grained tannins.”…………….46.99

ILLAHE VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE “1899”’14………….129.99

ILLAHE ESTATE WILLAMETTE’15 “Aromas of slightly stewed strawberry, earth, and red licorice. Flavors of sour cherry, pomegranate, & mushroom with a dusting of bitter cocoa on the mid palate. Lush, a bit fuller-bodied for a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Lush, with a lingering finish.”………45.99

ILLAHE WILLAMETTE “BON SAUVAGE”’15 “Illahe’s Bon Sauvage bottling explores the wild side of the vineyard and winemaking at Illahe. Savory and dark fruited, it lives up to its name. Intensely aromatic forest floor and sweet black fruit set the stage for ripe black cherry, smoky minerals and herbs, all wrapped up in a long finish.”….59.99

INMAN FAMILY SONOMA – RUSSIAN RIVER PRATT VINE HILL”’13………….119.99

INMAN FAMILY SONOMA – RUSSIAN RIVER SEXTON ROAD RANCH”’13………….119.99

LA CHAMPIGNON MONTEREY’15………….34.99

LANDMARK SANTA BARBARAOVERLOOK’15 – “Aromas of roasted red cherry, sharp black raspberry and herb-tinged smoked pork in mulberry sauce make for a mouthwatering entry to this bottling. The oak is strong on the palate, giving a vanilla overlay to the cranberry and rose petal flavors. A hint of juniper shows on the finish.”…….55.99

LAZY CREEK SONOMA “LAZY DAY”’15 …….33.99

LONG MEADOW ANDERSON’15 – “This new wine from an estate vineyard is the strong, quiet type that’s not effusively fruity but instead emphasizes mineral elements and great structure. An attractive chalky, spicy aroma leads to beautifully restrained red cherry and pomegranate flavors that seem to grow and expand with each sip. The texture is firmly tannic but also polished, supported by perfect acidity that keeps everything sharp and focused.”…….75.99

LONGORIA “FE CIEGA” SANTA RITA HILLS’05 – “Firm and concentrated, with a rich tannic backbone. Hints of nutmeg and dried berry, ending with chewy tannins.”…93.99

LUCIENNE SANTA LUCIA  “SMITH VINEYARD”’13 – Effusively fruity, rich and focused, with blackberry, wild berry and raspberry flavors, showing plum and cedary oak nuances at the edges. Delivers an impressive display of assertive, persistent flavors. For fans of more expressive Pinots.”………………..79.99

MAC PHAIL SONOMA COAST’10  –  Fans of ripe, sweet fruit will love this Pinot. It’s huge in juicy raspberry and cherry, with spicy hints of Dr. Pepper and red licorice.”…………..79.99 

MARK WEST CENTRAL COAST’16…………………..35.99

MARK WEST MONTEREY “BLACK’16 – “The name implies, it’s darker, richer and more full-bodied. It has smoke, black cherry and tobacco on the nose. The palate has black cherry, plum, smoke and blackberry. This dark and rich pinot is achieved by the saignee method of drawing off the lighter wine early on in the winemaking process to increase the skin-to-juice ratio.”……40.99

MERRY EDWARDS RUSSIAN RIVER’14 – A blend from several of the producer’s finest vineyards, including Georganne, Flax, Olivet Lane and Klopp, this offers complex notes of smoky lavender and licorice. Velvety texture underlies mouth-coating flavors of blackberry jam, pomegranate and cardamom, finishing tartly in acidity.”…………119.99

MERRY EDWARDS SONOMA “MEREDITH”’14 – From one of the producer’s older vineyard sites, fully mature and steady, this wine shines in cranberry, rhubarb and strawberry before finding richer, riper streaks of blueberry and blackberry. Generous tannin is seasoned by layers of piquant cinnamon and vanilla. It’s lush and bold.”……………..159.99

MORGAN SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS “DOUBLE L VINEYARDS”’15 – “Light cranberry and pomegranate show on the nose of this always-anticipated bottling by Dan Lee, with a pine-needle aroma to provide depth. The slightly sour flavor of Montmorency cherries mixes with snappy cranberry and underripe red currants on the sip, which gains herbal and peppery spice complexity as it breathes.”….119.99

NINER WINE EDNA VALLEY’12 Niner’s Paso Robles Bordeaux-style reds have attracted attention. Now the winery turns to Pinot Noir, but they wisely turn to the cooler Edna Valley. The resulting wine is dry, silky and crisp in acidity, with pleasant raspberry and sandalwood flavors.”…………………………49.99

PALI WILLAMETTE “ALPHABETS”’16……..45.99

PALI SANTA RITA HILLS “HUBER”’14 – Hibiscus and raspberry mesh with lots of iron and a touch of smoke on the nose of this bottling from a vineyard that the winery leases. That iron and rust character shows on the palate too, up against a dried strawberry and ripe cranberry backdrop. Flinty minerality and minty herbs enhance this light and lithe wine that is full of character.”……119.99

PALI SONOMA COAST “RIVIERA”’16 – Deep ruby color; complex, deep berry aromas with some forest floor notes; rich, complex berry and cherry flavors with earth and oak notes; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep, rich Pinot with nice complexity.”……39.99

PARDUCCI CALIFORNIA “SMALL LOT BLEND”’12  –  “This is a dark, tannic Pinot Noir from a big vintage, hefty in dark berry fruit and a taste of leather.”……..29.99

PONZI WILLAMETTE “CLASSICO”’14 “The first vintage for this re-branded, mid-level Ponzi Pinot is a doozy. Lovely aromatics offer a plush potpourri of plum, blueberry and cherry fruit, along with hints of curry, chocolate and hickory chips. Flavors are nicely entwined, round and full bodied, with a streak of root beer.”………79.99

PONZI WILLAMETTE “RESERVE”’14 “The 2014 Ponzi ‘Reserve’ Pinot Noir is a thrilling wine by highly talented head winemaker Luisa Ponzi and her winemaking team. This wine was sourced from the Aurora, Abetina and Madrona Vineyards, as well as fruit from Linda Vista, Kason, Zenith and Walnut Ridge Vineyards. This gorgeous Pinot opens with a bouquet of black cherry, black raspberry, wild strawberry and black tea. This leads to rich and ripe flavors of blood orange with red cherry, candied red raspberry, wild blackberry and suggestions of cran-pomegranate. Lithe and possessing lovely fruit weight.”………………119.99

RED CAR SONOMA COAST’13 – This wine draws from a handful of tremendous vineyard sites, including the producer’s estate, Platt and Clary Ranch, all cool-climate and windswept. It’s a tight, light and minimally messed-with wine, bright in cherry, pomegranate and rose.”………79.99

RYDER ESTATE CENTRAL COAST’14………29 .99

SCOTT FAMILY MONTEREY’15 – At first, this is plump on the nose, with cherries and warm star anise. Aromas of dried plum skins, orange rind and bitter black tea then reveal layers of complexity. Light in body and energetic on the palate, it shows strong peppery spice against the tart red fruit, making for a very lively experience.”…….39.99

SILVER PEAK NORTH COAST’16 …….29.99

SOJOURN SONOMA’13 – Deep ruby color; deep, spicy, earthy cherry aromas;  deep and very complex cherry and earthy flavors with lots of spice and oak notes; great texture; great structure and balance; long finish. Big, bold Pinot that’s also layered and nuanced. Needs time and will have a long life…nice depth and structure that is a testament to the fact that an appellation blend in the hands of the right winemaker can be as good or better than a vineyard designate.”…….79.99

TRIONE SONOMA “RIVER ROAD RANCH”’13 – “Elegant and understatedly serious with notes of Morello cherry, pomegranate, white rose, button mushroom and cigar box.……………… 75.99

TRISAETUM WILLAMETTE  “RIBBON RIDGE”’14  “Once again this vineyard delivers irresistibly bright refined flavors of raspberry and cherry fruit—primary, concentrated and immaculately fresh. There’s a touch of mocha from the new barrels, and impressive length.”……………………89.99

WALT ANDERSON VALLEY’16 – “Deep, dark ruby with tings of blue, this wine possesses extraordinarily deep, dark aromas of blue fruit, crushed violets, cool damp earth, and lavender. A silky mid-palate of blueberries, huckleberries, and baking spices flows into a rich, dense finish.”…….59.99