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Is the 'Sideways' Pinot Noir Impact Over?

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12 years after the movie Sideways' heavy Pinot Noir endorsement, the impact may be fading. According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's March 10, 2016 "Grape Crush Report for 2015", total grape crush was down 7 percent from 2014 while Pinot Noir was down a whopping 25 percent. You might think smaller crop, higher price? Not so, the 2015 average price of Pinot Noir was $1,472 per ton, down 9.5 percent from 2014. Less supply and even lessor demand? Maybe not, perhaps the glut of producers ongoing exit has created an opportunity for skilled winemakers to produce some of the very best Pinot Noir yet. Below is our top ten most viewed and best selling Pinot Noir. Cheers!


Winemakers Notes - Deep ruby red in color with intriguing aromas of sun-warmed blackberries, ripe plums, with hints of black licorice. A complexity of dark berry fruits unfold on the palate; blackberries and bing cherries along with dark chocolate...

$49.95

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Tasting Notes - A rich garnet color with a ruby edge, the wine opens to reveal lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry and jammy fruit, mocha, and vanilla, along with toasty oak notes. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry,...

$17.95

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WE 91 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - Editor's Choice! - This is an impressive wine at the price and production level, a great go-to for multiple occasions. It delivers earthy, candied strawberry around a light, bright...

$18.95

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AG 94 WA 93 Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - "The 2012 Pinot Noir La Encantada Vineyard is another of the many highlights in this range. Here the flavors are dark, smoky and gamy. Dark red cherry, plum, tobacco and cured meats flesh out in...

$61.95

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The third in a string of outstanding vintages in the Russian River Valley, 2014 got off to an early start with a short bloom season and desirable fruit set. The absence of significant weather events meant grapes ripened evenly in a mild growing season...

$15.95

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W&S 90 WE 90 Pts - According to Wine & Spirits - "Fragrant with scents of rose petal and pinecone, this is clean and brisk. Lifted rather than layered or complex, it’s ready to decant for herb-stuffed trout baked in parchment."

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$36.94

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Since 1980 the Hahn family has cultivated their hillside vineyards in Monterey County. Today, Hahn wines represent the family’s commitment to crafting rich, supply wines that are perfect for everyday enjoyment.

Tasting Notes; This wine’s...

$18.95

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Vinous 93 Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - A huge, powerful wine, the 2013 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard hits the palate with notable intensity. Game, smoke, grilled herbs, licorice and blue/purplish fruit flesh out over time. Savory, dense and at times...

$74.95

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WE 89 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - Sharp cinnamon and squeezed pomegranate aromas mix with strawberry blossoms and dried cherries on the nose of this wine from the longtime regional producer. The palate is driven by chaparral aromas of wild...

$17.95

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Tasting Notes - The 2013 Overlook Pinot Noir has a medium ruby core with intense aromas of raspberries, red cherry, with hints of cola and mahogany. This medium-bodied Pinot Noir exhibits bright acidity with flavors of red currant, orange zest and...

$19.95

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