Value Pinots For the Holidays

High quality, low price wines to serve for the season

 


2010 Newman's Own Pinot Noir California 13.5% $11

Broad in the mouth with gently autumnal dried herb notes and light spicy accents embedded in fairly rich and slightly earthy cherry and blackberry fruit. This is a touch simple but is really quite attractive. 87pts Read the Full Review Here

Acid: Medium - Low
Tannin: Medium - Low
Perceived Sweetness: Medium - Low
Oak: Medium - Low
Spicy flavors: Low
Savory Flavors: Low
Fruity Flavors: Medium
Intensity of Flavors: Medium - Low
Mouthfeel: Medium - Low

2011 William Cole Vineyards Albamar Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley Chile 13.5% $13

Bright and light in the mouth with brisk acidity that shows off the wild cherry fruit that's topped with stemmy, herbal notes and carries with it a light, savory edge. Nice Old World style wine but many will want more fruit. 87pts Read the Full Review Here
 
Acid: Medium
Tannin: Low
Perceived Sweetness: Low
Oak: Medium - Low
Spicy flavors: Low
Savory Flavors: Medium
Fruity Flavors: Medium - Low
Intensity of Flavors: Medium
Mouthfeel: Medium - Low

2008 Yering Station Pinot Noir Little Yering Yarra Valley AUS 13.5% $14

Understated yet offering up a nice blend of savory stemmy flavors under bright cherry and rhubarb flavors. There’s some nice spice notes here as well and a crisp, juicy texture. 87pts Read the Full Review Here
 
Acid: Medium - Low
Tannin: Medium-Low  
Perceived Sweetness: Low
Oak: Low
Spicy flavors: Medium
Savory Flavors: Medium - Low
Fruity Flavors: Medium - Low
Intensity of Flavors: High
Mouthfeel: Medium – Low

2010 Garnet Pinot Noir Monterey County 13.5% $15

A fairly classic example of West Coast Pinot Noir with a rich nose and lighter, fresher flavors of raspberry and blackberry on the palate. This shows attractive complexity in a light style. 87pts Read the Full Review Here
 
Acid: Medium
Tannin: Low  
Perceived Sweetness: Low
Oak: Low
Spicy flavors: Low
Savory Flavors: Medium
Fruity Flavors: Medium
Intensity of Flavors: Medium
Mouthfeel: Medium – Low

2011 SeaGlass Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 13.5% $10-Great Value!

This is rather vibrant on entry with soft tannins and pure red cherry fruit that's topped with gentle green spice notes and a loose gauze of oak spice. Uncomplicated and fresh with a juicy texture. Eminently drinkable! 86pts Read the Full Review Here

Acid: Medium
Tannin: Medium - Low
Perceived Sweetness: Medium - Low
Oak: Medium - Low
Spicy flavors: Medium - Low
Savory Flavors: Low
Fruity Flavors: Medium
Intensity of Flavors: Medium
Mouthfeel: Medium – Low

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Value Pinots 11/2012

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Dobbes Family Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Griffin's Cuvée (2010)
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The Seeker Pinot Noir (2010)
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Stoneleigh Pinot Noir Marlborough (2009)
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Hangtime Calif Pinot Noir 28-2 (2009)
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Menage a Trois Pinot Noir (2011)
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Main Street Pinot Noir (2010)
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Newman's Own Pinot Noir (2010)
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William Cole Vineyards Albamar Pinot Noir (2011)
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Yering Station Pinot Noir-Yarra Yalley (2008)
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Garnet Pinot Noir Monterey (2010)
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Seaglass Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County (2011)
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Lai Lai Pinot Noir Chile Red (2009)
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Mcmanis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir San Joaquin County (2011)
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Bogle Pinot Noir Anderson 06 Pinot Noir Us-California (2009)
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15.
Thierry and Guy Pinot Noir Fat Bastard (2009)
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Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir California (2010)
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17.
Gérard Bertrand Pinot Noir Vin de Pays d'Oc Réserve Spéciale (2010)
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18.
Trinchero Family Estates Jargon Pinot Noir Case Of (2010)
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19.
Parducci Small Lot Blend Pinot Noir (2009)
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J. Lohr Estates Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir (2010)
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21.
Mark West Pinot Noir California (2010)
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22.
Langetwins Pinot Noir Clarksburg (2010)
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The Crusher Pinot Noir Wilson Vineyard (2009)
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24.
Redwood Creek Pinot Noir United States California Red (2009)
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  • Snooth User: spoonman
    100712 51

    Surprised to not see any King Estates Pinots on the list. I have found them to be a pretty good drink.

    Nov 15, 2012 at 12:05 PM


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