What are the best pinot noirs?

One of the oldest wine varieties is pinot noir. It has a reputation to be a good pair with rich dishes for its velvety feel and fruity aroma. Whether it's to impress at a dinner party or to become a sommelier,  it's always a good time to learn which bottle of this drink is the best one to cheers to.

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    #1La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

    La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

    The wine is made in the region of Sonoma by La Crema. It has multiple layers of flavor characterized by three different berries and cherries. It has acidic hints due that allude to blood orange and a number of exotic spices.

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    $19.98

    Steven Guerrero
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "The best noirs in California are usually expensive. La Crema, in comparison, is the most affordable with the most flavor. This is the poster girl for what a Pinot Noir should be. Sonoma wineries almost never fail. I would love to take a tour in the Sonoma valley one day!"
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    #2Westmount Wines 2015 Pinot Noir

    Westmount Wines 2015 Pinot Noir

    Each 750-milliliter bottle is aged for 10 months with 13.1% of alcohol by volume. It has flavors of plum, dark cherries, and blueberries. Pinot noir used for the production of Westmount's wine had 18 days of skin contact. 

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    $22.99

    Sharon Russell
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "I find this a bit too sweet for me, but my husband love this stuff. Overtime, I've actually grown to love it! 💕"
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    #3Left Coast Cellars Cali's Cuvee Pinot Noir 2015

    Left Coast Cellars Cali's Cuvee Pinot Noir 2015

    Aged for over 9 months in Willamette Valley, the bottle has a 13.5% alcohol per volume. The wine is medium-bodied and possesses notes of earthy fruit and cola. It was named after the producer's daughter who is left-handed.

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    $19.98

    Denise Tran
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "The tannins in this one is just so, so beautiful. I love the earthy tones. This is great for treating yourself for surviving a tough day at work 😝 #Fancy"
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    #4Roar Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

    Roar Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

    Pinot Noir used for the creation of this wine is sourced from the region of Santa Lucia Highlands in Central Coast, California. The wine contains the flavors of blackberry jam, leather, and other spices. It also has hints of vanilla and tobacco.

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    $62.99

    Anna Peters
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "Based on my experience, the best pinot noirs from Oregon usually trump the ones from California. This changed that. They weren't kdding when they said it has blackberry jam flavors. It's sweet, but just right. 👌"
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    #5Scott Kelley Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    Scott Kelley Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    The Scott Kelley winery produced an Oregon Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. The wine which tastes of barrel-aged raspberries and cherries are made of grapes that were farmed in a cool, dry environment.

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    $33.99

    Andrea Dunn
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "I typically go for Merlot when buying red wine, but ever since tasting this, I suddenly can't seem to get enough of Pinot Noir. This is easily replacing my go-to dinner wines."
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    #6Bread & Butter 2016 Pinot Noir

    Bread & Butter 2016 Pinot Noir

    A bottle of this contains 13.5% alcohol by volume. Pinot noir used for production is sourced from the region of Napa Valley where the weather is cool for the grapes to survive. It bodies flavor of fruits like cherries as well as raspberries. 

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    $15.99

    Deng Qian
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "Bought this when my boyfriend broke up with me. Now it's my new boyfriend 😻😜"
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    #7Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir

    Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir

    Medium-bodied, the wine is made in Marlborough with the regional style of New Zealand Pinot Noir. Its flavors are a mix of various fruity elements with savory and earthy notes. It has won numerous prizes across the globe.

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    $19.99

    Pranav Sengupta
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "Underrated. I always reach for this when I'm trying to impress someone over dinner. It might not be one of the best pinot noirs in the world of wine snobs, but it's definitely god tier for simple joes like me. 😊"
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    #8Meiomi Pinot Noir 2017

    Meiomi Pinot Noir 2017

    The grapes are all grown and processed in California for the wine. The Meiomi red wine is medium-bodied and contains tobacco and fruity aromas. The flavor is then paired with notes of cedar, strawberries, and raspberries in the Sonoma County.

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    $15.41

    Jeremy Obrien
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "I read on the internet that the best pinot noirs are usually super great with mushroom dishes. So I served this for Christmas along with my stuffed mushroom recipe and my family loved it! Will definitely restock my cellar with these guys again. My stocks are running out fast!"
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