Value Pinots For the Holidays

High quality, low price wines to serve for the season

 


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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4.
Hangtime Calif Pinot Noir 28-2 (2009)
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5.
Menage a Trois Pinot Noir (2011)
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Main Street Pinot Noir (2010)
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7.
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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10.
Garnet Pinot Noir Monterey (2010)
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11.
Seaglass Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County (2011)
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12.
Lai Lai Pinot Noir Chile Red (2009)
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13.
Mcmanis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir San Joaquin County (2011)
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14.
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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16.
Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir California (2010)
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17.
Gérard Bertrand Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul-de-Pinet (2010)
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18.
Jargon Pinot Noir (2010)
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19.
Parducci Small Lot Blend Pinot Noir (2009)
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20.
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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23.
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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