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Library Wine Department - Featuring Domestic Pinot Noir - 01/25/2018 - Pinot Noir (domestic)

Our Library Wine Department is a treasure trove of some of the most highly collectible and sought after wines in the market. From classic Bordeaux estates to the hottest new cult wineries, our selection is guaranteed to impress.

Highlighted this week is Domestic Pinot Noir In this list you’ll find the top selections from the California's and Oregon's most sought-after estates including: Brewer-Clifton, Kistler, Kosta Browne, Anthill Farms, Ken Wright, and more. Whether you are looking for a bottle for a special occasion or to add to your collection, we have the depth of stock to meet whatever your needs may be.

Vintage Item Name Score Qty Retail Link
2006 Alexana "Revana Vineyard" Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2 $29.99 View
2008 Ancien Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 7 $24.99 View
2013 Ancillary "Sangiacomo Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 4 Price: Hidden View
2013 Ancillary "Sun Chase Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2011 Anthill Farms "Abbey-Harris" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 90 2 Price: Hidden View
2010 Anthill Farms "Comptche Ridge Vineyard" Mendocino Pinot Noir 93 1 $49.99 View
2010 Anthill Farms "Demuth" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 92 3 $49.99 View
2011 Anthill Farms "Demuth" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 92 1 $44.99 View
2013 Anthill Farms "Demuth" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 1 $54.99 View
2013 Anthill Farms "Harmony Lane" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 1 $49.99 View
2011 Anthill Farms "Peters Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 92 3 $49.99 View
2014 Anthill Farms "Peters Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 3 Price: Hidden View
2011 Anthill Farms "Tina Marie Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 91 2 $44.99 View
2014 Anthill Farms Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 15 $39.99 View
2014 Anthill Farms Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2 Price: Hidden View
2009 AP Vin "Clos Pepe Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2 Price: Hidden View
2009 AP Vin "Ridgetop Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 3 Price: Hidden View
2009 AP Vin "Turner Vineyard" Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2 Price: Hidden View
2013 Aston Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously $100) 93 2 $66.99 View
2006 Aubert "UV Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (1.5L) 94 1 $249.99 View
2004 August West "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 90 2 $39.99 View
2006 Auteur "Manchester Ridge" Mendocino Pinot Noir 5 $39.99 View
2011 Auteur "Savoy Vineyard" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 1 $39.99 View
2007 Auteur "Sonoma Stage Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 91 2 $39.99 View
2010 Ayoub "??? Vineyards" Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 7 $59.99 View
2010 Ayoub "Estate Vineyard" Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 3 $59.99 View
2011 Benovia "Cohn Vineyard" Sonoma County Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2006 Bergström "Cumberland Reserve" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 91 2 $49.99 View
2010 Bernardus "Gary's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2010 Big Basin "Coastview Vineyard" Monterey Pinot Noir 93 1 $39.99 View
2012 Brewer-Clifton "3-D" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 95 1 $74.99 View
2011 Brewer-Clifton "3-D" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 94 2 $74.99 View
2008 Brewer-Clifton "Mount Carmel" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 93 1 $54.99 View
2009 Capiaux "Freestone Hill Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $34.99 View
2009 Capiaux "Widdoes Vineyard" Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 93 1 $34.99 View
2006 Castalia "Rochioli" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $44.99 View
2014 Chamisal Edna Valley Pinot Noir 90 1 Price: Hidden View
2006 Chronicle Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 1 $29.99 View
2006 Clos de la Tech "Domaine Lois Louise - Twisty Ridge" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 1 $59.99 View
2005 Clos Pepe "Estate" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 1 $49.99 View
2006 Copain "Hacienda Secoya" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 90 3 $44.99 View
2006 Copain "Kiser - En Bas" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 5 $54.99 View
2007 Copain "Kiser En Haut" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 93 7 $59.99 View
2012 Copain "Kiser En Haut" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 92 2 $74.99 View
2006 Copain "Monument Tree Vineyard" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 91 6 Price: Hidden View
2006 Copain "Tous Ensemble" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 3 $29.99 View
2007 Copain "Wentzel" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 92 8 $44.99 View
2006 Coup de Foudre Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 94 3 $59.99 View
2006 Dehlinger "Estate" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 1 $59.99 View
2010 Domaine Serene "Evenstad Reserve" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 95 1 $89.99 View
2006 Domaine Serene "Monogram" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (nicked labels) 1 $199.99 View
2012 Domaine Serene "Yamhill Cuvee" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 92 1 $39.99 View
2010 Domaine Serene "Yamhill Cuvée" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 91 2 $44.99 View
2011 Donelan "Two Brothers" North Coast Pinot Noir 92 3 $39.99 View
2012 Donelan "Two Brothers" North Coast Pinot Noir 3 $44.99 View
2010 Donelan "Two Brothers" North Coast Pinot Noir 90 1 $39.99 View
2009 Dragonette Cellars "Fiddlestix" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (1.5L) 1 $79.99 View
2008 DuMol "Ryan" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir(Nicked Scuffed Label) 1 Price: Hidden View
2009 Dutton Goldfield "Dutton Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $34.99 View
2011 Dutton Goldfield "Emerald Ridge Vineyard" Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2 Price: Hidden View
2011 Foursight "Charles Vineyard" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 1 $29.99 View
2011 Foxen "John Sebastiano Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2 Price: Hidden View
2013 Foxen "La Encantada" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2 Price: Hidden View
2011 Foxen "River Bench Vineyard" Old Vines Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 1 $34.99 View
2013 Foxen Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 1 $34.99 View
2005 Freeman "Akiko's Cuvee" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 1 $39.99 View
2010 Freestone (Joseph Phelps) "Quarter Moon" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 93 1 $69.99 View
2007 Freestone Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 91 1 $39.99 View
2006 Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously $60) 2 Price: Hidden View
2008 Gary Farrell ''Carneros Selection'' Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2009 Goldeneye "Ten Degrees" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 94 2 $79.99 View
2006 Hospices Of Sonoma (Freeman) Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 3 $34.99 View
2009 Joseph Phelps "Freestone Vineyards" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2006 Ken Brown "Clos Pepe" Pinot Noir 1 $34.99 View
2002 Ken Wright "Canary Hill Vineyard" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 91 2 $49.99 View
1994 Kistler "Camp Meeting Ridge" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 94 1 Price: Hidden View
2009 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine - Occidental Station" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 97 1 $169.99 View
1998 Kistler "Cuvee Catherine Occidental Station" Pinot Noir 98 1 $179.99 View
1999 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Pinot Noir 98 2 $229.99 View
1994 Kistler "Cuvee Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 1 Price: Hidden View
2001 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 4 $149.99 View
2002 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 3 $179.99 View
2001 Kistler "Cuvée Elizabeth - Occidental Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 5 Price: Hidden View
1997 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 1 $149.99 View
2001 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 5 $109.99 View
2002 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 1 $114.99 View
2003 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 2 $109.99 View
2012 Kosta Browne "Gap's Crown Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 93 2 $124.99 View
2013 Kosta Browne "Gap's Crown Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously 150) 94 3 $124.99 View
2012 Kosta Browne "Garys' Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Previously $130) 94 2 $119.99 View
2013 Kosta Browne "Garys' Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Previously 150) 95 2 $119.99 View
2014 Kosta Browne "Garys' Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 95 1 $119.99 View
2013 Kosta Browne "Giusti Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 3 $129.99 View
2014 Kosta Browne "Giusti Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 3 $129.99 View
2013 Kosta Browne "Kanzler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 96 1 $129.99 View
2014 Kosta Browne "Kanzler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 92 2 $119.99 View
2012 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 2 $124.99 View
2013 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 1 $129.99 View
2014 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 2 $124.99 View
2012 Kosta Browne "Koplen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 3 $114.99 View
2013 Kosta Browne "Koplen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 1 $129.99 View
2014 Kosta Browne "Koplen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 2 $129.99 View
2007 Kosta Browne "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 96 2 $159.99 View
2013 Kosta Browne "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Previously $150) 93 1 $129.99 View
2014 Kosta Browne "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 94 1 $119.99 View
2009 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 91 3 $89.99 View
2008 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 91 1 $84.99 View
2009 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously 200) 95 1 $159.99 View
2015 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (wine stained label) 1 $89.99 View
2005 L'Angevin Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2006 Lachini Vineyards "Estate" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 3 Price: Hidden View
2009 Landmark "Grand Detour" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 4 $29.99 View
2014 Lioco "La Selva" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 92 5 $39.99 View
2011 Littorai "Mays Canyon" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 1 $99.99 View
2012 Littorai "One Acre" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 94 2 $79.99 View
2004 Loring "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 1 $44.99 View
1999 Martin Ray "La Montana" North Coast Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2015 Martinelli "Bondi Home Ranch - Water Trough Vineyard" Green Valley Pinot Noir 97 28 $69.99 View
2009 Martinelli "Zio Tony Ranch - Grace Nicole" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 3 $74.99 View
2011 Martinelli "Zio Tony Ranch-Grace Nicole" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 2 $59.99 View
2013 Maybach "Irmgard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2 $79.99 View
2008 Melville "Clone 115 Indigene" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2 $44.99 View
2010 Miner Family "Rosella's 777" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2 $59.99 View
2010 Morlet "Coteaux Nobles" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 93 4 $74.99 View
2011 Morlet "Coteaux Nobles" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 93 3 $69.99 View
2014 Niner Wine Estates Edna Valley Pinot Noir 1 $19.99 View
2012 Pahlmeyer "Jayson" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 93 1 $59.99 View
2008 Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 6 $69.99 View
2012 Peay Vineyards "Pomarium" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 94 2 $54.99 View
2012 Peay Vineyards "Scallop Shelf" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 94 6 $59.99 View
2008 Peter Michael "Le Moulin Rouge" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 93 1 $139.99 View
2009 Peter Michael "Le Moulin Rouge" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 94 2 $149.99 View
2014 Peter Michael "Le Moulin Rouge" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 93 2 Price: Hidden View
2011 Reuling Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 92 4 $59.99 View
2008 Rhys "Alesia" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 91 5 $49.99 View
2008 Rhys "Bearwallow" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 93 2 $74.99 View
2007 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir 93 1 $79.99 View
2012 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir 93 32 Price: Hidden View
2013 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir 94 10 $84.99 View
2014 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir 93 39 Price: Hidden View
2014 Rhys "Home Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir 95 2 $99.99 View
2013 Rhys "Horseshoe Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 96 4 $99.99 View
2014 Rhys "Horseshoe Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 95 1 $109.99 View
2011 Rivers-Marie "Gioia" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 91 2 $59.99 View
2014 Rivers-Marie "Kanzler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 91 5 Price: Hidden View
2011 Rivers-Marie "Silver Eagle" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 93 2 $69.99 View
2007 Rivers-Marie "Summa Old Vines" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 92 2 $99.99 View
2011 Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 91 1 $49.99 View
2004 Roar Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah (Previously $40) 2 $32.99 View
2011 Rochioli "Little Hill" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 2 $84.99 View
2012 Rochioli "Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (nicked label) 1 $89.99 View
2008 School House Spring Mountain District Pinot Noir 2 $69.99 View
2011 Schrader "Boars' View" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2 $139.99 View
2012 Schrader "Boars' View" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 94 3 $149.99 View
2014 Schrader "Boars' View" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 94 11 Price: Hidden View
2007 Semper "Gold Ridge Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 4 Price: Hidden View
2004 Sine Qua Non "Covert Fingers - Ariata Hills Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (cracked capsule) 94 1 $399.99 View
2006 Spring Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 5 Price: Hidden View
2014 Tantara ''Bentrock Vineyard'' Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2014 Tantara "Dierberg Vineyard-Pommard Clone'' Santa Maria Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2014 Tantara "Dierberg Vineyard" Santa Maria Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2014 Tantara "Tondre H Block'' Central Coast Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2014 Tantara "Zotovich Vineyard-Clone 113'' Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 1 Price: Hidden View
2010 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 4 $109.99 View
2012 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 7 $99.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 1 $119.99 View
2011 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 1 $109.99 View
2014 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 2 Price: Hidden View
2007 Williams Selyem "Bucher Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 1 $79.99 View
2008 Williams Selyem "Bucher Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 1 $74.99 View
2012 Williams Selyem "Burt Williams' Morning Dew Ranch" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 94 9 Price: Hidden View
2013 Williams Selyem "Burt Williams' Morning Dew Ranch" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 94 1 Price: Hidden View
2012 Williams Selyem "Coastlands Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 93 2 Price: Hidden View
2010 Williams Selyem "Eastside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 5 $69.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem "Eastside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 4 $79.99 View
2010 Williams Selyem "Ferrington" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 94 2 $89.99 View
2006 Williams Selyem "Flax Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 4 $79.99 View
2010 Williams Selyem "Flax Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 3 $69.99 View
2002 Williams Selyem "Flax" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 4 Price: Hidden View
2013 Williams Selyem "Foss Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 90 2 Price: Hidden View
2006 Williams Selyem "Hirsch Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 93 4 $99.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem "Hirsch Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 95 2 $109.99 View
2014 Williams Selyem "Lewis MacGregor Estate Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 10 Price: Hidden View
2009 Williams Selyem "Olivet Lane" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 1 $89.99 View
2014 Williams Selyem "Olivet Lane" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $89.99 View
2001 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 1 $89.99 View
2004 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 1 $74.99 View
2008 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 2 $109.99 View
2012 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 8 $109.99 View
2014 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 3 Price: Hidden View
2012 Williams Selyem "Terra De Promissio" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 92 2 $79.99 View
2014 Williams Selyem "Terra De Promissio" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 93 1 $79.99 View
2002 Williams Selyem "Vista Verde" San Benito County Pinot Noir 91 6 Price: Hidden View
2010 Williams Selyem "Weir Vineyard" Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir 92 1 $79.99 View
2001 Williams Selyem "Weir" Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir 2 $59.99 View
2008 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 6 $69.99 View
2009 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 2 $89.99 View
2015 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 12 Price: Hidden View
2010 Williams Selyem "Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 97 4 $129.99 View
2007 Williams Selyem Central Coast Pinot Noir 90 4 $59.99 View
2008 Williams Selyem Central Coast Pinot Noir 90 2 $59.99 View
2011 Williams Selyem Central Coast Pinot Noir 90 1 $59.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem Central Coast Pinot Noir 92 1 $59.99 View
2014 Williams Selyem Central Coast Pinot Noir 90 1 Price: Hidden View
1999 Williams Selyem Mendocino Pinot Noir 1 $49.99 View
2000 Williams Selyem Mendocino Pinot Noir 91 1 $39.99 View
2005 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 3 $59.99 View
2008 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 9 $54.99 View
2015 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 1 $89.99 View
2008 Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 91 4 $59.99 View
2015 Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 95 12 Price: Hidden View
2014 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir 92 1 $69.99 View
1999 Williams-Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2 $59.99 View
2010 Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 92 6 $34.99 View
2006 Windy Oaks Estate "Limited Release Wild Yeast - Schultze Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 16 Price: Hidden View


2006 Alexana "Revana Vineyard" Dundee Hills Pinot Noir - 2 available ($29.99)

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2008 Ancien Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 7 available ($24.99)

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2013 Ancillary "Sangiacomo Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 4 available Price: Hidden

2013 Ancillary "Sun Chase Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available Price: Hidden

2011 Anthill Farms "Abbey-Harris" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available Price: Hidden

90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A brooding and noticeably smoky nose features notes of dark currant, raspberry and plum along with hints of anise and Asian tea. The smoky character is also reflected by the concentrated and intense flavors that possess fine mid-palate volume, all wrapped in a vibrant, dusty and firm finish. There is a touch of asperity and it's not clear that it will age out but given the track record of this wine to add substantial amounts of depth with cellaring, my score offers the benefit of the doubt that even if the balance isn't perfect that it will still be a lovely wine with 7 to 10 years of bottle age." (06/2014)

2010 Anthill Farms "Comptche Ridge Vineyard" Mendocino Pinot Noir - 1 available ($49.99)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Perfumed, floral red and dark berry aromas are brightened by tangy minerality and a hint of Asian spices. Taut, youthfully firm raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show excellent clarity and vivacity, with zero excess fat. Finishes with silky tannins and impressive spicy persistence. This finely balanced, precise wine is delicious now but really deserves a few years to unwind. (ST)" (05/2012)

K&L Notes: Former Williams Selyem winemakers David Low, Anthony Filiberti, and Webster Marquez make up the powerhouse winemaking team of Anthill Farms, and they know a thing or two about Pinot Noir. Anthill Farms is a boutique producer that specializes in small-batch single- vineyard Pinot sourced exclusively from small growers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. 2010 marks their seventh vintage. The Comptche Ridge Vineyard is dry farmed and sits in a clearing in the mountains north of Navarro in Anderson Valley. The Comptche area in Mendocino County has been producing exciting Pinot Noirs and has a very good chance of one day being granted AVA status.

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2010 Anthill Farms "Demuth" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available ($49.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes raspberry, cherry, star anise and rose, with slow-building mineraity. Juicy, tightly focused red fruit flavors are complemented by sexy rose pastille and spicecake qualities that expand with air. Closes with surprising power and clarity, leaving tangy minerals and redcurrant notes behind. (ST)" (05/2012)

K&L Notes: Former Williams Selyem winemakers David Low, Anthony Filiberti and Webster Marquez are the powerhouse winemaking team behind Anthill Farms, and they know a thing or two about Pinot Noir. Anthill Farms is a boutique producer that specializes in small-batch single-vineyard and appellation Pinot sourced exclusively from small growers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. 2010 marks their seventh vintage. The Demuth Vineyard is farmed by Knez Winery and sits on a 1500' ridgetop far above Booneville. The thirty-year-old vines are some of the last to ripen in Anderson Valley.

2011 Anthill Farms "Demuth" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($44.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(made with 50% whole clusters): Vivid red. Fresh red berries, flowers and Asian spices on the nose and palate. Shows impressive energy and focus but doesn't lack for flavor impact. Racy and appealingly pure pinot, with excellent finishing clarity and length. (ST)" (06/2013)

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2013 Anthill Farms "Demuth" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($54.99)

Praise for the 2013 vintage of Antill Farms from Antonio Galloni: "Anthill Farms is on a roll. Anthony Filiberti seems to have the magic touch when it comes to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, as these new releases are brilliant. Even though they had been bottle not to long before my visit, the 2013s shows very well. Filiberti describes 2013 as an intense growing season with a harvest tha last three weeks instead of the more typical 2 months or so. As always, the Anthill wines are made in a lifted, aromatic style, with considerable stem influence and an expression of fruit that seeks ripeness at lower sugar levels. Aging in mostly neutral oak seems to allow the unique personalities of each of these sites to be expressive. Pinots make up the largest part of the range, but I personally am a huge fan of Syrah. These remain some of the most distinctive wines being made in California today. Best of all, prices remain incredibly sane. The only problem is finding the wines, as production is extremely limited." (01/2015)

2013 Anthill Farms "Harmony Lane" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available ($49.99)

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2011 Anthill Farms "Peters Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 3 available ($49.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby-red. High-pitched red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by suggestions of Asian spices, smoky minerals and fresh flowers. Intense redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors pick up zesty mineral and blood orange qualities with air, along with a touch of cola. Blends sweetness and piquancy deftly and finishes with strong cut and persistence. Very nicely balanced and energetic Pinot, with zero fat on its bones. (ST)" (06/2013)

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Grown at Randy Peters vineyard in the hills west of Sebastopol, this is a light and airy 2011. Shot though with bright scents of rose and the rosemary of stems, this wines sour cherry and earth-bound flavors have a lot of length for such an ethereal presence. Decant it for whole roasted fish stuffed with herbs." (10/2013)

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2014 Anthill Farms "Peters Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 3 available Price: Hidden

Vinous: "The 2014 Pinot Noir Peters Vineyard is an attractive Pinot that veers towards the lighter end of the spectrum. Crushed flowers, dried cherries, mint and anise are all nicely lifted in the glass. This is a very pretty Pinot but readers should expect a lighter style. Because of its chemical composition, Peters often yields a naturally cloudy Pinot, but winemaker Anthony Filiberti prefers to leave the wine untouched, which results in a quirky Pinot.Anthony Filiberti crafts Pinots and Syrahs endowed with real personality at Anthill Farms. That said, my sense is that Filiberti would rather be in the vineyard than in the cellar, something that was reinforced by the numerous unsolicited comments I heard from other producers raving about the quality of his farming. As always, the Anthill Pinots see a good bit of whole clusters (50% for the Peters and Tina Marie and 30-40% for everything else) and are aged in mostly neutral oak, with no racking until bottling. Filiberti describes 2014 as a vintage that was nearly three weeks ahead of schedule. Of course, 2015 followed, and it was even earlier! (AG)" (01/2016)

2011 Anthill Farms "Tina Marie Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($44.99)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Floral- and spice-accented aromas of candied red fruits, with deeper sassafras and licorice nuances coming up with air. Fleshy and broad, with good heft to its chewy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, which are enlivened by tangy minerality. Turns spicier with air and finishes with sneaky fine-grained tannins and a lingering floral note. (JR)" (05/2013)

90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: " The cool and stylish nose combines both upper and lower register aromas of cranberry, raspberry and cherry together with plum and dark currant scents. There is good punch and delineation to the nicely voluminous and appealingly textured flavors that possess the best balance in the range as there is only the barest trace of finishing asperity. *Outstanding* Drink: 2018+" (06/2014)

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2014 Anthill Farms Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($39.99)

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2014 Anthill Farms Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 2 available Price: Hidden

VINEYARD NOTES: "This appellation is widely described as “sprawling” as it encompasses half or more of the county. Our fruit comes from two of the coolest, most coastal parts of this appellation: the low coast, west of Sebastopol on the edge of the Petaluma Gap; and the high coast, the first or second ridge inland from the ocean farther to the north. These sites are united by the direct influence of the Pacific‘s cool, marine air, delaying ripening well into October."

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True blue, coastal Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (nod nod, wink wink), Anthill Farm's SC bottling is really good: wild plums, bright mixed berry, really fresh fruit and wonderful balance. One for the cellar or to enjoy now following a quick decant.

2009 AP Vin "Clos Pepe Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir - 2 available Price: Hidden

2009 AP Vin "Ridgetop Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 3 available Price: Hidden

2009 AP Vin "Turner Vineyard" Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir - 2 available Price: Hidden

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2013 Aston Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously $100) - 2 available ($66.99)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Well-proportioned, with a mix of herb- and cedar-laced dark berry, anise, and fresh, loamy earth, this could use a year or so to soften. The tannins are fine-grained, and the flavors push through with ease. Drink now through 2022. (JL)" (04/2016)

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2006 Aubert "UV Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (1.5L) - 1 available ($249.99)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep, bright red. More earth and iron and less primary fruits and flowers on the nose, owing to the clay content in the soil. Then large-scaled and plump with fruit in the mouth, showing a sappy quality and more energy than the Rueling if not quite the same early pliancy. Blueberry and wild strawberry flavors emerged with air. Finishes lush and broad, with noble tannins and outstanding length. (ST)" (06/2008)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Extremely promising, the closed 2006 Pinot Noir UV Vineyard boasts earthy, raspberry, red and black currant notes intermixed with subtle background oak, smoke, and charcoal. The tannins seem to creep up in the finish, something I did not notice last year. The most structured of these Pinots, it requires another 1-2 years of bottle age, and should last for 4-5 years. (RP)" (12/2008)

2004 August West "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir ($39.99)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Intensely floral bouquet offers spicy red berries, smoked meat and tangy orange peel. Energetic and juicy, with fresh, sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and silky texture. Becomes more tannic with air, finishing with good firmness and sappy persistence. Interesting stuff, and sure to reward a few years of patience." (11/2008)

Wine Spectator: "Tight, firm and full-bodied, this is marked by savory herb, dried currant and berry fruit, with touches of cedar and anise, ending with gritty tannins." (09/2009)

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2006 Auteur "Manchester Ridge" Mendocino Pinot Noir - 5 available ($39.99)

According to the producer's website: "This is one poised temptress, alluring your nose with intoxicating perfumes of exotic Asian spice, slate, indulgent raspberries and cocoa. The layers begin to release, revealing a hidden personality. An incredibly sweet mid palate of just-ripe-raspberries and sweet red currants, underplayed with iron, mineral and spice, are all tightly wrapped in layers of velvety tannins and natural acidity, lingering into a fanning finish."

2011 Auteur "Savoy Vineyard" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($39.99)

2007 Auteur "Sonoma Stage Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 2 available ($39.99)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Impressive for its finesse and subtle nuances. Floral, lavender and savory dried berry flavors give this a complex aroma, turning more austere and tight on the palate, yet fanning out on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 247 cases made." (02/2010)

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2010 Ayoub "??? Vineyards" Dundee Hills Pinot Noir - 7 available ($59.99)

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2010 Ayoub "Estate Vineyard" Dundee Hills Pinot Noir - 3 available ($59.99)

2011 Benovia "Cohn Vineyard" Sonoma County Pinot Noir - 1 available Price: Hidden

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2006 Bergström "Cumberland Reserve" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($49.99)

91 points from Wine Spectator: "Smooth and ripe, with a meaty edge to the blackberry and cherry flavors, turning toward dark chocolate as the finish lingers generously. Best from 2009 through 2014." (07/08) A refreshing gem from the Bergström family, blending fruit from a number of Oregon appellations, including their own, Shea, Temperance Hill and Palmer Creek. A deep, ruby-hued wine with a bright, youthful nose of red cherries and currants punctuated by baking spices and oaky vanillin. Generous cherry notes on the palate with fine tannins and good acid. Decant now or hold for a year or so.

2010 Bernardus "Gary's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir - 1 available Price: Hidden

2010 Big Basin "Coastview Vineyard" Monterey Pinot Noir - 1 available ($39.99)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Complex, strongly scented bouquet evokes candied red and dark berry preserves, cola, incense and smoky Indian spices. Sappy, penetrating and impressively focused, showing good heft to its black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors. Aeration brings up a gentle vanilla nuance that carries through a long smoke- and spice-accented finish. This Pinot's exotic character gives it surprising upfront appeal. (ST)" (05/2013)

92 points Vinous: "Veins of minerality cut through the fruit in the 2010 Pinot Noir Coastview Vineyard. Always fairly immediate in style, the 2010 is built on gorgeous red fruit, perfumed aromatics and crystalline acidity. There is a transparency to the 2010 that is particularly appealing. This is a terrific showing from Big Basin. The 2010 was fermented with about 12% whole clusters and spent 16 months in French oak barrels, 43% new. (AG) 92+" (07/2013)

K&L Notes: Praise for Big Basin's 2010 vintage from Wine Advocate: "I tasted a bevy of gorgeous wines with proprietor Bradley Brown this year. These new and upcoming releases are impeccable and strongly suggest Brown is one of the up and coming stars of the region. I can hardly wait to see how his wines develop in the future. Most of the 2010 Pinots were harvested during the first week of October, on the late side that year. The wines spent 16 months in French oak, between roughly 40-60% new." (AG, 08/2012)

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2012 Brewer-Clifton "3-D" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir - 1 available ($74.99)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Delicious aromas cover the entire range of the strawberry experience, from the scents of a blossoming strawberry field to frozen berries macerated into a syrup. Its refreshing and yet grippy on the palate at the same time, with candied raspberry and crushed vanilla bean swirling with bergamot rind, anise, black pepper and pine sap. Imagine mint-wrapped berries on a fresh-cut plank of oak. (MK)" (06/2015)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant red. Sexy, intensely perfumed aromas of red fruit preserves, incense, smoky minerals and potpourri, with a hint of blood orange in the background. Stains the palate with concentrated raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors lifted and sharpened by a peppery spice nuance. Rich, lively and precise, showing excellent finishing thrust and cling and chewy tannins. This potent but lithe Pinot should reward patience. ...As usual, the 2012 Pinots were made entirely with whole clusters and show the flamboyant fruit of the vintage to full effect, but the wines have more than enough acidity and framework to suggest that they'll age gracefully. Brewer thinks that they'll be appealing to those 'who drink Pinot for its sex appeal' as well as those 'who want them to show a little more mystery' down the road. (JR)" (12/2014)

93 points Vinous: "Expressive floral notes meld into bright, focused fruit in the 2012 Pinot Noir 3-D. One of the more taut Pinots in the Brewer-Clifton range, the 2012 is all about energy. Here, too, the 100% whole clusters are impeccably balanced. The finish alone here is absolutely striking. (AG)" (06/2014)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Trim and snappy, with firm acidity and tannins amid the delicate plum, wilted rose and black cherry flavors, ending with a touch of black tea spiciness. Drink now through 2023. (JL)" (11/2014)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A much more masculine version of Pinot Noir, the 2012 Pinot Noir 3D has nice dark plum, forest floor, licorice, pepper and tinges of leather in its medium to full-bodied, concentrated personality. The stem component really shows here, yet it stays balanced, with solid mid-palate depth and high-quality, ripe tannin on the finish.Steve Clifton and Greg Brewer continue to produce a bevy of beautiful releases from the Sta. Rita Hills. Looking at their latest releases, their 2012 Pinot Noirs are superb and check in near the top of the vintage. (JD)" (08/2014)

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2011 Brewer-Clifton "3-D" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir ($74.99)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby. Sexy strawberry, raspberry and blood orange on the nose, along with notes of Asian spices and smoky minerals. Silky and alluringly sweet on the palate, offering intense red and dark berry liqueur flavors, with energetic minerality adding vivacity. Packs a serious punch but comes off lithe and precise, with excellent finishing clarity, juiciness and persistence. (JR)" (11/2013)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing more toast, spice and minerality, with darker cherry, underbrush and rose petal coming through with air, the 2011 Pinot Noir 3-D is medium-bodied, firm and structured, with gripping energy and tension on the finish. Really showing the vintage, with laser focus and purity, this beauty is still tight and compact... (JD)" (08/2013)

2008 Brewer-Clifton "Mount Carmel" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir - 1 available ($54.99)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated red. Heady red fruits and spices on the nose, with suggestions of potpourri and sandalwood in the background. Silky, seamless and very sweet, offering deep raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of cinnamon. Very suave and alluring, with excellent finishing clarity and sappy persistence." (Nov/Dec, 2010). 92+ points Robert Parker: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Mount Carmel (14.8%) exhibits plenty of black cherry and strawberry notes with hints of lead pencil shavings, Chinese black tea, and earth. Dark ruby, medium to full-bodied, with a striking minerality, this is among the tightest knit and most structured and backward of the 2008 Pinots. One senses that everything is trying to burst the seams beneath its structured veneer. Give it 1-2 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 10-15." (8/10) 91 points Alan Meadows' Burghound.com: "Notably floral but here there is more obvious spice influence to the primarily red berry fruit aromas that gracefully introduce suave medium-bodied flavors that possess ample amounts of dry extract that confer a velvety character to the delicious, mouth coating and long finish." (8/10)

2009 Capiaux "Freestone Hill Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($34.99)

2009 Capiaux "Widdoes Vineyard" Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir - 1 available ($34.99)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another beauty, the 2009 Pinot Noir Widdoes Vineyard includes about 10% stems and was aged in 40% new French oak. It exhibits beautiful sweet strawberry, red and black currant fruit as well as notions of earth, underbrush and subtle oak. Round, generous, full-bodied, luscious and silky textured, this 2009 is already irresistible and should last for 4-5 years.Sean Capiaux, who is also the winemaker for OShaughnessys Napa Valley wines, has his own project and as the following tasting notes indicate, he demonstrates a Midas touch with Pinot Noir. His 2007 and 2008 Pinots I reviewed in issue 187 were also impressive." (02/2011)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full deep red. Wild, soil-inflected aromas of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cola and loam, with a piquant note of sage providing lift. Sweet and creamy in the mouth, but with a firm edge of acidity giving the wine a juicy character. Turns more floral as it opens in the glass. Capiaux adds back 10% of the stems." (06/2011)

2006 Castalia "Rochioli" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($44.99)

This is a wonderfully juicy, accessible, Pinot. When I had it, it literally had just been opened and it was tremendous. The smell filled the tasting bar and was full of rich red cherry, carob, cassis liqueur and earthier notes of loam and fennel. Bold, pure crystal clear the wine hits the palate. Smooth and/or silky are really not the right words to describe the texture of this wine. It is both of those things but way ramped up, all the while being surprisingly light.

2014 Chamisal Edna Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available Price: Hidden

90 points Vinous: "(22% new French oak) Brilliant ruby-red. Ripe cherry and dark berries on the perfumed nose; hints of licorice and cola build as the wine opens up. Smooth and fleshy in style, showing good heft to the black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Supple tannins sneak in steadily, adding shape to a gently sweet, persistent finish. (JR)" (11/2017)

2006 Chronicle Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available ($29.99)

Chronicle is a new, small production winery focused on making Pinot and Zin from California's North Coast. The Sonoma Coast proves itself, again and again, to be the source of some of the best Pinot Noir in the state, and the Chronicle showcases the vineyards of this cool climate wonderfully. Made from McDougall Ranch, DeMeo and Castaldi fruit and aged for 10 months in 60% new French Oak, this 495-case production wine enchants with its nose of wild strawberry and sweet cherry. On the palate, this is a medium-weight Pinot with elegant structure and sweet fruit, velvety tannins and a kiss of spice on the finish.

2006 Clos de la Tech "Domaine Lois Louise - Twisty Ridge" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir ($59.99)

Yes, the "Tech" in Clos de la Tech is a reference to founder TJ Rodgers' Silicon Valley background. But that's not all: most bottles also bear a semiconductor chip on the bottle. But don't worry about Moore's Law with these older vintages: According to Wine Enthusiast, "The tannins are a constant from Clos de la Tech," (9/2014) so the older iterations might only become more valuable with cellar age!

2005 Clos Pepe "Estate" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir - 1 available ($49.99)

2006 Copain "Hacienda Secoya" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available ($44.99)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Smoky raspberry and cherry on the nose, with a strong lashing of baking spices adding vibrancy. Sharply focused red berry flavors offer good depth and chewy texture, picking up zesty minerality with air. Clean, fresh and energetic pinot, with excellent finishing lift and cut, leaving dusty tannins in its wake." (06/2008)

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2006 Copain "Kiser - En Bas" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($54.99)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Rich and spicy, with a complex bouquet of strawberry preserves, black raspberry and tarragon. Youthfully primary dark berry skin flavors are complemented by floral pastille and bitter chocolate. A touch hard-edged, with good concentration and finishing grip. No excess fat on this one. (ST)" (05/2008)

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2007 Copain "Kiser En Haut" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($59.99)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Powerful aromas of red berries and cherry skin are complicated by anise and dried rose nuances. Nervy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show impressive depth, with silky tannins giving shape to the wine. A tangy note of blood orange comes up with air and carries through the long, impressively energetic finish. Guthrie told me that the pH is 3.28, which is extremely low for a New World Pinot and similar to some of the most energetic versions from New Zealand. (ST)" (05/2009)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This is an elegant offering with cool but ripe red and black cherry aromas introducing delicious and pure medium-bodied flavors that possess a dusty and sappy mouth feel on the attractively dry and lingering finish. This is clearly very much of a baby and will need a few years to really come into its own but the potential is clearly here. Unlike several of the wines in the range, I wouldn't experiment with this right away, or if curiosity overwhelms judgment, then give it at least 30 minutes in an open-mouthed decanter." (10/2009)

2012 Copain "Kiser En Haut" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($74.99)

92 points Vinous: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Kiser En Haut is bright and beautifully delineated from the very first taste. Freshly cut flowers, mint and crushed rocks add nuance to a core of precise, crystalline fruit in a Pinot that impresses for its energy. Interestingly, the 2013 was made from fully destemmed fruit. Readers should plan on cellaring the 2012 for at least a year or two to allow the firm tannins to soften a bit. I imagine the Kiser En Haut will always remain a slightly compact, nervous Pinot.I was quite taken with the wines I tasted from Copain and proprietor Wells Guthrie this year. The Tous Ensemble range delivers outstanding value, while the best Syrahs and Pinots soar with exceptional beauty and a sense of weightlessness that is compelling. In particular, several of the 2012 Syrahs are utterly captivating. Guthrie is among the producers who prefers to pick at slightly lower sugars, quite a move from the much riper style he was once known for. Although the winery is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, all of the wines are made from vineyards in and around Anderson Valley and Yorkville Highlands...Readers will find much to admire in these gorgeous, artisan wines." (01/2015)

90 points Wine & Spirits: "Shadowed at first by dark oak scents and reduction, this builds toward a tight, savory line of flavor with air, sea wrack and cedar bark tones harmonizing in a cool, mineral structure that gradually reveals a more lush, red-fruited side. From a hillside planting far into Anderson Valleys cool Deep End, its a wine to cellar for a few more years." (04/2015)

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2006 Copain "Monument Tree Vineyard" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 6 available Price: Hidden

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Elegant, laid-back red fruit aromas are complicated by smoked meat, minerals and baking spices. Fresh and stony, offering vibrant strawberry and raspberry flavors, silky texture and excellent focus. Finishes clean and long, with the fresh red fruit repeating. I'll bet that this will flesh out with some cellar time. (ST)" (06/2008)

2006 Copain "Tous Ensemble" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available ($29.99)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Vibrant red berry aromas are complemented by orange peel and subtle smokiness. Light-bodied strawberry and raspberry flavors are precise and spicy, becoming deeper and sweeter with air. Lightly chewy red berry and cherry flavors are tangy and refreshing, with bracing minerality adding energy. Finishes with good persistence and an echo of strawberry. (ST)" (05/2008)

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2007 Copain "Wentzel" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($44.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep, bright red. Powerful aromas of black raspberry and cherry are complicated by Asian spices and smoky herbs. Broad, juicy red and dark berry flavors display liqueur-like depth and are impressively energetic and focused. The spiciness builds on the long finish, which leaves sweet red fruit notes behind." (05/2009)

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2006 Coup de Foudre Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir - 3 available ($59.99)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "A deceptive Pinot. It shows a pale color and a very delicate, silky mouthfeel, but the impact on the palate can only be described as explosive, and the aftertaste is very rich. The flavors of cherries, cotton candy, red raspberries, orange tea, smoky vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar are compelling." (12/2008)

91 points Vinous: "Vivid red color. Fresh red berries and spicecake on the nose, with seductive floral and mineral qualities. Fleshy and alluringly sweet, with raspberry and bitter cherry flavors dusted by fine-grained tannins, which add back-end grip. Gains depth with air, taking a turn to black raspberry and finishing with lingering spice and vanilla notes. Extremely sexy stuff. (JR)" (11/2008)

90 points Wine Spectator: "A subtle, understated, elegant style, with refined strawberry, dried currant, fresh earth and mineral notes that are graceful and delicate. (JL)" (09/2008)

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2006 Dehlinger "Estate" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($59.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tom Dehlinger is consistently consistent, and his wines are always a delight to taste. When you combine that with fair pricing and remarkable humility, this estate merits (and receives) strong support from wine consumers. Dehlingers 2007 Pinot Noirs may be the finest he has produced since the mid-nineties (his 1994s are still holding on to life). In his quiet manner, Tom Dehlinger continues to turn out very fine Syrahs, and deserves credit for being one of the pioneers with Rhone Ranger varietals. (RP)" (02/2010)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Deep red and dark berry scents are complicated by smoky Indian spices, black tea and dried rose. Weightier than the Goldridge, and more powerful as well, offering dense, chewy red berry compote and cherry flavors. The finish repeats the cherry and spice notes and lingers impressively, with gentle tannins adding grip. I marginally prefer the Goldridge today, for its suavity and vivacity. (ST)" (06/2009)

90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Straightforward fruit rather than compelling complexity is the forte of this very ripe and well-filled young wine, but there is a sense of substance about it that suggests that its youth may still be holding it back. While it heats up at the end and shows a bit of puckery coarseness, it finishes with a sure grasp on fruit and deserves a few years of patience." (02/2010)

K&L Notes: One of the SF Chronicle's Top 100 Wines of 2009.

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2010 Domaine Serene "Evenstad Reserve" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($89.99)

95 points Wine Spectator: "*#3 on Top 100 Wines of 2013* A vibrant, focused and deliciously complex red, offering raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, mocha and subtle sage notes rolling through the long and expressive finish. Deft. Drink now through 2020. (HS)" (10/2013)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve has a very pure, almost unassuming, nonchalant bouquet with pretty red berry fruit complemented by bay leaf and sous-bois aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, fine salinity and a gentle build to quite a convincing tea-leaf finish that is very classic in style. More depth here than the 2007, this 2010 should drink beautifully over the next decade. (NM)" (03/2015)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: " Dense, dark and spicy, this opens with a thicket of briar and bramble--one almost wants to say thistle--wrapped around taut, compact black fruits. There is a hint of gun metal running through the palate, and as the wine warms and slowly opens, it reveals a lingering finish with a little pat of butter left on the tongue. This should be in fine shape for at least another decade. *Cellar Selection* (PG)" (12/2013)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Red berries and cherry skin on the high-pitched nose. Tangy, oak-spiced cherry and raspberry flavors have a slightly tart edge and pick up a smoky nuance with air. The finish shows gentle sweetness and youthful tannins, along with notes of vanilla and mocha. (JR)" (08/2013)

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2006 Domaine Serene "Monogram" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (nicked labels) - 1 available ($199.99)

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2012 Domaine Serene "Yamhill Cuvee" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($39.99)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This cuvée offers the pleasures of sweet, sappy red fruits, soft tannins and broad swaths of caramel, toasted hazelnuts and mocha. It coats the tongue with flavor and has a sort of insistence that the next sip will be even better. *Editors' Choice* (PG)" (08/2015)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Bright and lively, light and tangy, with raspberry and cranberry notes most prominent on the sleek, cleanly defined frame. This has presence and lingers well. Drink now through 2020. (HS)" (02/2016)

90 points Vinous: "Deep red. Fresh red berry and peppery spice aromas, with a floral nuance adding complexity. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering lively raspberry and bitter cherry flavors plus a hint of bitter chocolate. Nicely taut and spicy on the long, zesty finish, which features dusty tannins and a lingering note of candied rose. (JR)" (10/2015)

Allen Meadows - Burghound: "An attractively fresh and expressive nose offers up notes of briar, cherry, dark currant and a hint of anise. The supple, round and delicious middle weight flavors possess a lovely sense of verve while delivering good length on the balanced and solidly complex and sneaky long finale. While this harmonious effort could be enjoyed today I would be inclined to allow it 2 to 3 more years of bottle age." (04/2016)

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2010 Domaine Serene "Yamhill Cuvée" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($44.99)

91 points Wine Spectator: "A lively, lithe and inviting red, offering an array of red fruit, floral and spice overtones that come together on the focused and deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2018." (11/2013)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This cuvée is billed as the 'little sister' to the winery's Evenstad Reserve, and the flavors fit the title. There is a pleasing roundness and an immediate accessibility, with flavors of red fruit and light chocolate in the foreground. Brambly berries are at the core, with highlights of malted milkshake, spice and a hint of finishing citrus." (12/2013)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tart cherry with a smoky overlay presents a clean, juicy impression, conveying genuine refreshment in a sustained if simple finish. This exuberant exemplar of vintage virtues ought to remain delightful for several years. (DS)" (08/2012)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Jammy dark berry aromas pick up smoke and cola nuances with air. Offers straightforward blackberry and cherry compote flavors that show some warmth and a hint of bitter chocolate. Finishes smoky and slightly hot, with good breadth and lingering dark fruit liqueur." (08/2013)

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2011 Donelan "Two Brothers" North Coast Pinot Noir - 3 available ($39.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The red wines include the 2011 Pinot Noir Two Brothers which comes from four relatively high elevation sources, three in Sonoma and one in Mendocino. It was aged 18 months in 20% new French oak and finished with 14.4% alcohol. Its medium ruby color is followed by seductive aromas of kirsch, strawberries, loamy soil and a hint of oak in the background. A remarkably successful 2011, it is a medium-bodied, velvety, long Pinot Noir to consume over the next 5-7 years. This is one of the most impressive Rhone Ranger winemaking estates in California. They have also expanded their portfolio to make small quantities of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. For me, the real glories of Donelan Family Wines are their Syrahs. As the tasting notes suggest, 2011 turned out well here despite the challenges. However, if you can still track down a bottle or two of the 2009s and 2010s, you are in for something very special. Joe Donelan believes their finest wine, representing the best vineyard parcels and top barrel selections is the Cuvee Keltie, which normally comes from specific sub-sections of such vineyard sources as Obsidian, Richards Family, Steiner Ranch and Walker Vine Hill. Kudos to Donelan Family Wines! (RP)" (12/2013)

92 points Vinous: "Dark red/black cherries, wild flowers, mint and licorice meld together in the 2011 Pinot Noir Two Brothers. Savory notes develop in the glass, adding nuance and aromatic complexity. Hints of sage, sweet tobacco, anise and earthiness meld into a juicy finish supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins that should allow the wine to age nicely for a number of years. The 2011 was fermented with 40% whole clusters and spent 18 months in barrel, 20% new. The sites are Steiner Ranch, Perli, Goldrock Ridge, Walker Vine Hill and a dollop of Gap's Crown. (AG)" (02/2014)

Wine Spectator: "This is marked by a loamy earth presence, with dried berry, herb, sage and cedar notes that end up slightly clipped. Drink now through 2019. (JL)" (12/2013)

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2012 Donelan "Two Brothers" North Coast Pinot Noir - 3 available ($44.99)

Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Two Brothers comes from multiple sites in the Sonoma Coast AVA, saw a splash of stems in the fermentation, and spent 18 months in roughly 30% new French oak. It offers enjoyable notes of baked cherries, spiced meats, forest floor, and dried herbs, medium-bodied richness, an evolved style and a clean finish. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years." (07/2017)

John Gilman: "The 2012 Two Brothers bottling of Pinot Noir from Donelan is really a pretty and quite red fruity example of this varietal. The nose wafts from the glass in a stylish blend of strawberries, beetroot, fresh herb tones, a touch of cinnamon and a judicious framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and nicely light on its feet, with a good core, svelte tannins and fine length and grip on the tangy finish. This is not overly complex, but does a very nice job delivering its range of flavors and aromatics and a velvety and well-balanced format. Good juice. (Drink between 2015-2030)" (07/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Forty-one percent of this comes from the Snyder Ranch on Sonoma Mountain, 28% from the Mendocino Vineyard, 21% from the Western Sonoma Coast, with 10% from the Russian River. This is a big cuvée of 1,900 cases, which is a lot of wine for any cuvée from Joe Donelan. It was aged 18 months in about 30% new oak. The vineyards sourced are planted with Dijon Clones 115, 667 and 777 and a Calera selection. This is a very red-fruity, spicy, earthy style of Pinot Noir with forest floor, pomegranate, red cherry and redcurrant, lots of spice in a medium-bodied, tart style. It tastes as if some stems are involved in the fermentation (whole clusters). Drink it over the next 4-8 years. (RP)" (12/2014)

Wine Enthusiast: "Light in color with an herbal profile, this lightly textured wine offers tart cherry and dry tannins with a bite of oak on the finish. Having undergone partial whole-cluster fermentation (30%), it also has a forested, savory character, streaked in cedar and baking spice. Most of the grapes hail from Sonoma Mountain, rounded out by Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley and Mendocino fruit. (VB)" (12/2014)

2010 Donelan "Two Brothers" North Coast Pinot Noir ($39.99)

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Pinot Noir Two Brothers wafts from the glass with super-ripe red cherries, flowers, spices and licorice. Sweet candied notes linger on a delicate, high-toned finish that is quite marked by the use of 50% whole clusters. (AG)" (12/2011)

2009 Dragonette Cellars "Fiddlestix" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (1.5L) - 1 available ($79.99)

2008 DuMol "Ryan" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir(Nicked Scuffed Label) - 1 available Price: Hidden

2009 Dutton Goldfield "Dutton Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($34.99)

2011 Dutton Goldfield "Emerald Ridge Vineyard" Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available Price: Hidden

2011 Foursight "Charles Vineyard" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($29.99)

2011 Foxen "John Sebastiano Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir - 2 available Price: Hidden

2013 Foxen "La Encantada" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir - 2 available Price: Hidden

2011 Foxen "River Bench Vineyard" Old Vines Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($34.99)

2013 Foxen Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir - 1 available ($34.99)

2005 Freeman "Akiko's Cuvee" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available ($39.99)

2010 Freestone (Joseph Phelps) "Quarter Moon" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available ($69.99)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright deep red with ruby highlights. Musky aromas of dark fruits, spices and peppery herbs, with a violet nuance emerging with aeration. Drier and more penetrating than the basic Sonoma Coast bottling, showing terrific energy and grip to the dark fruit and pepper flavors. Finishes with dusty, firm tannins and excellent rising length. With 48 hours in the recorked bottle, this displayed an almost Syrah-like perfume without any loss of freshness. (ST)" (05/2012)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: " A huge wine, bright and bold in raspberry and cherry flavors, this has a jammy directness that makes it drinkable now, but such is the acid and tannin structure that it should develop bottle complexity over the next 68 years. The alcohol is a refreshingly low 13.5% by volume, a testament to the coolness of the 2010 vintage. *Cellar Selection*" (12/2012)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Pinot Noir Estate Quarter Moon Vineyard comes across as having a bit of the qualities of both the Pastorale and the Freestone. The savory aromatics resemble those of the Pastorale, while the richness of the fruit has more similarities with the Freestone. It all adds up to another beautifully expressive, layered Pinot. My impression is that the Quarter Moon will be the fastest to mature among these three 2010 Pinots. (AG)" (04/2013)

90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Here the ripe nose features lovely spice nuances to the moderately-pitched aromas of plum and dark cherry that display top notes of cranberry and raspberry. There is good punch and solid mid-palate density to the dusty, intense and mouth coating finish. Again, this is not super complex but this is clearly built to reward extended cellaring if desired." (01/2013)

Connoisseurs Guide: "Quite possibly the last of this very tight group of Pinots to come around, the Quarter Moon bottling shows a lot more in the nose than it does on the palate. It is rich, admittedly tight but nicely focused on well-ripened cherries in its first nose, and while that fruit is less than forthcoming on the palate, it is demonstrably there and waiting to emerge. Latter palate acidity does interrupt the flow at this point, and we would set this one aside for further aging." (02/2013)

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2007 Freestone Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available ($39.99)

91 points and "Oustanding" from Allen Meadows: "A fresh, elegant and pure nose of extract of red pinot fruit that does carry a whiff of crushed leaf as well as a discreet spice component that is followed by suave, detailed and lightly mineral-suffused middle weight flavors that display a lovely sense of underlying restraint and excellent length on the dusty and sappy finish. This is more Burgundian in style as there is a touch of backend austerity that allows this to be quite food friendly. Worth a look." (Tasted: Apr 18, 2010) According to the Wine Spectator: "Firm, intense and structured, tight and fit, offering a minerally edge to the dried currant and raspberry flavors. Ends with crisp tannins and a hint of plum. Drink now through 2016." (09/10)

2006 Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously $60) - 2 available Price: Hidden

2008 Gary Farrell ''Carneros Selection'' Pinot Noir - 1 available Price: Hidden

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2009 Goldeneye "Ten Degrees" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($79.99)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: " *Cellar Selection* This low production (365 cases) Pinot Noir is a selection from the winerys various vineyards. Its an enormous wine, intricately layered with blackberry, cherry, cola, mushroom, pine needle, bacon and toasty oak. Its also very acidic, and the tannins close in fast, giving the wine an astringency that lasts through the finish. This needs time; hold until 2016, at the very least." (08/2012)

92 points Connoisseurs Guide: " *Two Stars* Goldeneye's Pinots have typically been structured, ageworthy wines that were on the more muscular end of the varietal spectrum, and led by this deep, well-extracted working, the current bunch meets expectations. Full, but still fairly tight with solid fruit and a firm acid spine, it is laced with complexing notes of woodsy spice and is at once long, concentrated and a bit lean. It will need at least a few years before showing much in the way of finesse, but keeping comes without the slightest gamble or risk." (02/2012)

Wine Spectator: "Aromas of loamy earth, raspberry, cedar and sage are firm and focused on the palate, gaining richness and depth and ending with a persistent, earthy finish. (JL)" (09/2012)

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2006 Hospices Of Sonoma (Freeman) Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 3 available ($34.99)

2009 Joseph Phelps "Freestone Vineyards" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available Price: Hidden

2006 Ken Brown "Clos Pepe" Pinot Noir - 1 available ($34.99)

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2002 Ken Wright "Canary Hill Vineyard" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($49.99)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2002 Pinot Noir Canary Hill Vineyard sports a plummy, red cherry-scented nose. Medium to full-bodied, lush and suave, it offers rich layers of red cherry-laced fruit. (PR)" (10/2004)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full medium red. Complex, deep aromas of cranberry, redcurrant and smoky oak. Concentrated, chewy and deep, with juicy, intense red fruit flavors offering excellent clarity and cut. Dense, spicy, strong and long, finishing with firm but sweet tannins." (03/2004)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and distinctive for a minty, gamy edge to the rich cherry, strawberry jam and spice flavors, persisting impressively on the lively finish. Needs time to settle in. Best after 2005. 810 cases made." (09/2004)

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1994 Kistler "Camp Meeting Ridge" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available Price: Hidden

94 points Wine Spectator: "Impressive with its dense, concentrated core of black cherry, plum and berry flavors, picking up a pretty oak shading and a slight meaty accent, both of which add dimension. Firmly tannic on the finish, so if you're lucky enough to have a bottle or two, cellar into 1999 for best results. (JL)" (06/1997)

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2009 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine - Occidental Station" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available ($169.99)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Occidental Station Cuvee Catherine is flat-out beautiful. All of the elements are in the right place in this majestic, towering Pinot. Layers of fruit emerge gracefully in a wine that seems to never end. The finest, silkiest of tannins frame the fruit through to the exceptional, sensual finish. This kaleidoscopic, marvelously complete wine is a stunning effort from Steve Kistler and his team. The wine continues to open up in the glass in a fabulous display of class and elegance. I can hardly wait to own this extraordinary Pinot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021. (AG)" (02/2012)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby. Heady aromas of black raspberry, cola, star anise and candied rose, along with a vibrant mineral quality and a touch of smoke. Sharply delineated raspberry and cherry flavors show superb depth, with bright acidity giving lift and cut. This strikingly elegant, fresh pinot finishes with serious cling and persistent floral character." (05/2012)

90 points Wine Spectator: "A subtle, detailed style, trim and spicy offering fresh-cut lavender and floral scents. Crushed rock, wild berry and blueberry flavors push through on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2023." (09/2012)

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1998 Kistler "Cuvee Catherine Occidental Station" Pinot Noir - 1 available ($179.99)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are only a measly 50 cases of the 1998 Pinot Noir Occidental Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth, so the tasting notes are brief ... it is an exceptional wine that represents the essence of Pinot Noir. If any readers latch onto a bottle or two, let me know. (RP)" (12/1999)

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1999 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Pinot Noir - 2 available ($229.99)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine, a selection of the best barrels from the Kistler Vineyard, displays a bouquet of roasted meats, earth, truffle, blackberry, raspberry, and smoky cherry fruit. Full body, an unctuous texture, and terrific acidity define this large-scaled effort. A monumental Pinot Noir that has to be tasted to be believed, it should hit its prime in about three or four years and last for 12-15, if not longer. (RP)" (12/2000)

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1994 Kistler "Cuvee Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available Price: Hidden

93 points Wine Spectator: "Dark, rich and plummy, with wonderful complexity, a tightly focused core of black cherry, wild berry, chocolate and pretty, toasty oak. Firm and deep...(JL)" (09/2000)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Kistler may be making California's most sensational Pinot Noirs" noted Robert Parker upon tasting. "The three 1994 Pinot Noir offerings...are persuasive wines, especially the estate Pinot Noir and the exceptional Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast.. The 1994 Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee Catherine exhibits a dense color, and gorgeous wild berry aromas ranging from cherries to raspberries. Rich and full-bodied, with layers of creamy fruit and a super texture, this superb Pinot Noir should drink well young yet keep for 7-8 years. All three of these Pinot Noirs were bottled without fining or filtration. Kistler is HOT! (RP)" (12/1995)

K&L Notes: "Owner/wine-maker Steve Kistler, admirably supported by his omnipresent sidekick, Mark Bixler, continues to make wines of extraordinary richness and complexity," adds Robert Parker. "...This high quality winery is doing everything right, which is reflected in the consistency, ageworthiness, and brilliance of these wines." (12/1995)

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2001 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 4 available ($149.99)

Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Stylishly oaked, in fact much more so than the rather heavy treatment in the Cuvée Elizabeth with lovely spice notes framing very ripe, slightly alcoholic notes that lead to round, sweet and succulent flavors that enjoy ample extract with barely sufficient balancing acidity but enough where adequate balance is maintained on the long, somewhat oaky finish. This is a good deal better than its counterpart." (07/2004)

K&L Notes: Vibrant, highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, minerals, violet and rose petal. Fresh, sharply delineated. Dense, full and harmonious with nicely integrated acidity giving the flavors very good definition. Seamless.

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2002 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available ($179.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2002 Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine, which comes from the Kistler Vineyard, is a 500-case cuvee that shows wonderful notes of flowers intermixed with black raspberries, cherries, and forest floor. It is medium-bodied, impressive, and long and authoritative. (RP)" (02/2005)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, saturated ruby-red. Brooding, reticent, superripe nose hints at blueberry, black raspberry, black cherry and baking spices. A step up in sweetness from the regular Kistler Vineyard bottling, offering sappy dark berries and forest floor perfume; lively framing acidity; and superb richness and depth. Finishes with terrific grip and persistence. 94+ points. (ST)" (06/2005)

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2001 Kistler "Cuvée Elizabeth - Occidental Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 5 available Price: Hidden

Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This displayed a combination of elements on the nose, with very ripe and attractively fresh Pinot aromas mixing with obvious alcohol and plenty of toast yet it is spicy and complex." (01/2004)

K&L Notes: Stephen Tanzer on Kistler's 2001 vintage: "Steve Kistler describes 2001 as 'a wonderful vintage where the natural yeasts and malolactic bacteria behaved themselves nicely. We were able to sulfur the wines by the first of the new year,' he went on. The pHs are in the 3.3 to 3.4 range, as low as in 2000. The wines are delicious now but should last well. There are no blowsy wines, and they show clear differences of vineyard character." (05/2004)

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1997 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($149.99)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1997 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard (500 cases) is made from the Dijon clone 777, and two California clones, Pommard and Calera. It boasts a dense, saturated dark ruby/purple color, as well as an exceptionally sweet nose of roasted herbs and black cherry jam intermixed with raspberries, truffles, and toasty oak. Sweet and expansive, this full-bodied wine possesses fabulous concentration and purity, a grand cru-like level of potential complexity, and a 30+-second finish. It must be tasted to be believed. Look for this wine to be drinkable upon release, and last for at least a decade. This wine is among of the most spectacular Pinot Noirs I have ever tasted. (RP)" (12/1998)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red-ruby color. Sappy, floral aromas of crushed red fruits, cola, bitter chocolate and pungent oak. Concentrated, clean and deep on the palate; a substantial, rich wine whose new oak scents currently mute its flamboyant raspberry and cherry flavors. I'd be a bit more confident about the future of this bottle if the oak had not turned a bit tarry with aeration. (ST)" (05/2000)

K&L Notes: Rare and highly collectable! Kistler's low-yielding (less than two tons per acre), dry farmed Pinot Noir vineyard in the Russian River Valley contains a mix of clones from French and American sources. The vinification of this Pinot Noir begins with an extended cold maceration of the grapes with their juice (for the extraction of flavors without tannin), followed by a traditional fermentation with 50-100% stem inclusion. Total cuvaison time is up to four weeks and the wine is aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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2001 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 5 available ($109.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red-ruby. Pretty, nuanced nose combines raspberry, red cherry, flowers, earth and mint. At once dense and juicy, with lively raspberry and floral flavors complemented but not dominated by spicy oak. This should develop more complexity with bottle aging, but it's already captivating today thanks to its sappy freshness. Finishes very long and firmly tannic, with lingering raspberry and black cherry flavors. There are 1,500 cases of this wine, making it by far Kistler's largest cuvee of Pinot Noir. 92+" (05/2004)

Wine Spectator: "Mature, showing supple, elegant and spicy sour cherry and wild berry flavors that are delicate and vibrant, with lively acidity. Ends with a mix of cedar and beef notes. (JL, Web only-2006)"

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2002 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($114.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2002 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard offers wonderful sweet raspberry and cherry fruit with a hint of framboise, a deep plum/ruby/purple color, medium body, and good vibrancy in a medium to full-bodied, feminine style. (RP)" (02/2005)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. High-toned aromas of blueberry, raspberry, strawberry and baking spices, along with a hint of rhubarb. Sweet, spicy and high-toned, with notes of crushed berries, dark plum, baking spices, mocha and forest floor. Very concentrated, rich Pinot with strong fruit and intriguing soil tones." (06/2005)

Wine Spectator: "Offers a trim yet concentrated band of spicy black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit that's sharply focused and at times shows restraint, yet gains richness and depth. Admirable for its structure. (JL, Web Only2006)"

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2003 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($109.99)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep ruby-red. Spicy, pungent, bright nose combines raspberry, minerals, bitter chocolate and white pepper, all lifted by a floral topnote. Sappy and fresh in the mouth, with terrific precision and cut. This has an urgent crushed raspberry flavor and a seductive juiciness. Finishes quite primary, with excellent structure and grip. Already hard to resist but this should open further with a few years of bottle aging. (ST)" (05/2006)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: " The Burgundian 2003 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard shows a low pH style with high acidity, crisp, red currant, cranberry notes with a hint of rose petal and strawberry. It is Burgundian, medium-bodied, pure, and impressive. It should drink well for up to a decade. (RP)" (02/2005)

K&L Notes: "If the Kistler Winery could be magically transported to the middle of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, it would quickly gain a reputation as glorious as any producer of Burgundy grand crus." — Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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2012 Kosta Browne "Gap's Crown Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 2 available ($124.99)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Similarly styled (to the 2010), the 2012 Pinot Noir Gaps Crown has plenty of charred spices, plum, licorice, scorched earth and dried flowers to go with a medium to full-bodied, rich, yet nicely focused style on the palate. It took plenty of air, so decant if drinking anytime soon. It should have a solid 8-10 years of evolution. (JD)" (10/2014)

93 points Vinous: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard is deep, dense and beautifully layered throughout. Pliant and resonant, the Gaps Crown is above all else a wine of texture. Dark red cherry and plum notes flesh out in a voluptuous, racy Pinot that captures the essence of this site and the vintage. Silky tannins support the gracious, resonant finish. (AG)" (01/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Exhibiting rich dark berry, raspberry, mocha and savory herb notes, this is very complex and well-built, with firm, fine-grained tannins that give the flavors traction. Drink now through 2022. (JL)" (09/2014)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby-red. Deeper in pitch and darker in character than the Kanzler, displaying scents of blackberry, violet and licorice. Smoky mineral and spice notes lift dark berry liqueur and floral pastille flavors, with a cola nuance emerging on the back half. Rich yet lively pinot, with excellent finishing focus and length and lingering floral character. (ST)" (05/2014)

92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "When at their best, Kosta Browne Pinots have an uncanny ability to capture great fruity richness while being very structured at the same time. This one does just that, and it delivers an absolute wealth of very deep, gregariously energetic, young fruit, and, while not shying away from ripeness, it is not overly beholden to the same. It sports a fine spine of tannin for aging and grip, and it shows early signs of polish that point the way to very good things ahead. *Two Stars*" (07/2014)

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2013 Kosta Browne "Gap's Crown Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously 150) - 3 available ($124.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From a large vineyard (Gap's Crown is roughly 130 acres), the 2013 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard comes from a smaller 37-acre parcel owned by Kosta Browne, which lies at an elevation of 1,000 feet above sea level. Harvest all towards the end of September and aged 16 months in 51% new French oak, it has a slightly darker slant in its wild strawberry, black raspberry, spice and sappy flower stem-like aromas and flavors. Elegant, seamless and downright pretty, it grows on you with time in the glass and is a gorgeous Pinot Noir to drink over the coming decade. (JD)" (10/2015)

93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown is the biggest and richest of the Sonoma Coast Pinots. Dark red cherry, plum, new leather and cedar flesh out in a radiant, distinctly supple Pinot for the year. The Gap's Crown is all about depth, voluptuousness and texture. A touch of whole clusters add an attractive dimension of nuance. (AG)" (03/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Firm and tight, with acidity and tannins imparting structure and definition. The core of raspberry, anise, cedar and red licorice are presented in a restrained manner, gaining depth and persistence on the finish. Drink now through 2022. (JL)" (08/2015)

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "On the compact side of things and a little slow to unfold on the nose, this energetic young wine hints at dried flowers and sweet oak while focusing on pert fruit. While it is built along fairly firm lines, it does not err to stiffness and shows great fruity persistence, and, if it is one of the least showy wines of its clan just now, it is rife with potential and limited only by its very obvious youth. Set it aside, tag it for aging a good four or five years and by all means avoid pulling its cork before it has had an opportunity to grow into its best. *Two Stars*" (10/2015)

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2012 Kosta Browne "Garys' Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Previously $130) - 2 available ($119.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of my favorites in the lineup, the 2012 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard shows its 15% whole cluster fermentation with the darker fruit, ground pepper, herbs and background meatiness that shows on the nose. A rich, full-flavored, yet still seamless and elegant Pinot Noir, it has solid underlying structure and beautiful focus that comes through on the finish. It can be consumed anytime over the coming 5-7 years. This was another stacked lineup by the team of Dan Kosta and Michael Browne. All of these wines showed the more approachable style of the 2012 vintage, and had seamless, elegant characters. They're beautiful now, but I suspect they will evolve nicely given their overall balance. (JD)" (10/2014)

93 points Vinous: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard is the most complete of the four Santa Lucia Highlands Pinots. Beautifully layered in the glass, the Garys' offers lovely mid-palate juiciness and plenty of generosity. Dark red cherry, mint, violet and spice overtntes add nuance on a creamy, expressive finish. (AG)" (01/2015)

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Very ample, ripe-cherry fruit is overlain with crème brûlée sweetness and suggestions of hardwood first in the nose and then again in the flavors of this wide-open effort, but, as things progress, the wine firms and shows a welcome acid edge. It would be going too far to call this one "narrow", but it is not as fat as first suggested, and, if a little held back by youth in the latter going, its balance and varietal bona fides provide it with good credentials for aging. *Two Stars*" (07/2014)

90 points Wine Spectator: "An elegant, graceful style, with red berry, strawberry and watermelon notes that are also quite firm and concentrated, ending with a long, lingering finish. (JL)" (09/2014)

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2013 Kosta Browne "Garys' Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Previously 150) - 2 available ($119.99)

95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Pinots from this well-regarded vineyard are rarely wanting in richness, and while this one convincingly makes just that point, it shows a degree of crafting and polish that very few do. It is rich, it is concentrated and it is surprisingly complex in its youth with layers of creamy oak, subtle herbs, spice and brioche underpinned by deep and ongoing, ripe cherry fruit. It is showy stuff, but it is also terrifically well-balanced, and even if there is nothing about it that dissuades drinking now, there is plenty to suggest that it is some years away from reaching its very considerable best. *Three Stars*" (10/2015)

93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard is quite open and expressive. Dark plum, pomegranate, blood orange and exotic spices open up in a dense, voluptuous Pinot to drink over the next few years, once the tannins settle down a bit. The silky, textured finish is incredibly inviting, but the best is still to come. The high acidity of the vintage is quite apparent at this stage. The inclusion of around 10% whole clusters works nicely here. (AG)" (03/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and vibrant, featuring snappy wild berry, cola, raspberry and dusty earth notes. Tight but expansive, with the fruit playing a bigger role toward the finish, where the tannins grip and hold the flavors. Drink now through 2021. (JL)" (08/2015)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the more tight and backwards efforts from this vineyard, the 2013 Pinot Noir Garys Vineyard was mostly destemmed (19% whole clusters) and aged 16 months in 46% new French oak. Medium-bodied, focused and downright racy on the palate, it still has some whole cluster notes in its sappy spring flowers, cassis and black raspberry-scented bouquet. Its a beautiful wine, but needs 2-3 years of cellaring. (JD)" (10/2015)

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2014 Kosta Browne "Garys' Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir ($119.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the top examples I was able to taste from this terrific vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2014 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard is a big, rich, concentrated effort that gives up full-bodied notes of savory herbs, scrub brush, black currants and the classic savory, earthy and mineral characteristics that this site is known for. Fermented with 25% whole clusters, it has lots of texture, lots of tannin, and lots of length. It's a smokin' wine to drink anytime over the coming 10-12 years. (JD)" (09/2016)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Plump and supple up front, with plum and black cherry flavors. Gains firmness and backbone, featuring detailed, fine-grained tannins that shade the earth and anise notes. (JL)" (09/2016)

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2013 Kosta Browne "Giusti Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available ($129.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the Russian River Valley and the newest single vineyard from this team (the first vintage was 2012), the 2013 Pinot Noir Giusti Vineyard is another big, rich, full-flavored Pinot Noir that gives up slightly lifted notes of dark fruits, graphite and peppery spice. Almost completely destemmed and aged 16 months in 40% new French oak, its a sensational Pinot Noir with terrific purity in its concentrated, layered and textured personality. It's superb today, but will cruise through at least 2023. (JD)" (10/2015)

94 points Vinous: "A real stand out, the 2013 Pinot Noir Giusti Ranch is the most exciting wine in this range from Kosta Browne. A wild, almost exotic bouquet melds into a core of intense, punchy fruit, all supported by vibrant beams of acidity and tannin. Pomegranate, blood orange, spices and mint explode onto the resonant finish. The interplay of structure and the overt fruit is super-intriguing. At times, a hint of whole clusters comes through, but the 2013 was done with fully destemmed fruit. This is one of the most complete and compelling wines I have tasted from Kosta Browne. Readers who have access to the 2013 should not hesitate, as it is truly superb. (AG)" (03/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Deceptively complex, with subtle, vibrant raspberry and blackberry flavors that are fresh and vibrant, revealing touches of black cherry and red plum that are expansive. Ends with a touch of crushed rock and fresh-turned earth. Drink now through 2022. (JL)" (08/2015)

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2014 Kosta Browne "Giusti Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($129.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another Russian River Valley release, the 768-case 2014 Pinot Noir Giusti Vineyard comes from river rock-laced soils that include lots of iron oxide. Almost completely destemmed, it was aged 16% in concrete and 32% in new French oak. This full-bodied, rich, unctuous and big boned beauty knocks it out of the park with its plum, violets, blackberry and ground herb-like aromas and flavors. It's not for those craving lightweight aromas and flavors, but is perfectly balanced, has ripe tannin, and a big mid-palate, all suggesting it will evolve gracefully. (JD)" (09/2016)

93 points Vinous: "The 2014 Pinot Noir Giusti Ranch is one of the darkest and most powerful wines in the range. Black cherry, plum, lavender and leather are all pushed forward. Unctuous, dark and brooding, the 2014 oozes personality. The new oak is a bit dominant at this stage, but otherwise all the elements are in place. I would prefer to enjoy the Giusti over the next few years, while the fruit retains its classic Russian River intensity. (AG)" (08/2016)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Brimming with rich, juicy wild berry and blueberry fruit, shaded by firm, dusty, hazelnut-scented tannins, this ends snug and tannic, yet the depth and persistence are evident. Drink now through 2022. 768 cases made." (09/2016)

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2013 Kosta Browne "Kanzler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available ($129.99)

96 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Picking favorites from the long and lengthening lists of single-site bottlings that so many top-tier Pinot producers now offer is never an easy task, especially when faced with the embarrassment of riches that is the 2013 Kosta Browne lot. That said, this stunning effort from the Kanzler Vineyard certainly vies for top honors by dint of its fruity depth, its lovely balance and its uncommon marriage of richness and grace. And, please do not think that its tailoring and finesse prescribes early drinking for it cannot but get better and grow even more complex over the next five or six years. *Three Stars*" (10/2015)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Shows wonderful depth, richness, balance and complexity, with enticing aromas and an array of blackberry, raspberry, licorice, fresh-turned earth and crushed rock flavors, ending smooth. The tannins exhibit nice grip at the very end. (JL)" (08/2015)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The last vineyard harvested, the 2013 Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard, wasnt brought in until between the 8th and 11th of October. Mostly destemmed and aged 16 months in just under 40% new French oak, it has a cool, fresh, perfumed style to go with lots of rose garden, framboise, black cherry and spice. Lightly textured, elegant and vibrant, it should benefit from a year in bottle and drink well through 2023. (JD)" (10/2015)

92 points Vinous: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Kanzler is soft, delicate and nuanced in the glass, with a much more floral, savory personality than the Sonoma Coast appellation Pinot. Crushed flowers, sweet tobacco, mint, game and dried cherries open up in the glass, but the 2013 remains medium in body and quite delicate. Bright saline notes give the finish its vitality and overall sense of energy. (AG)" (05/2015)

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2014 Kosta Browne "Kanzler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 2 available ($119.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Notes of raspberries, strawberries, rose petals and ample floral, sappy nuances emerge from the 2014 Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard, which has rocking purity, notable freshness and a lively, clean, medium to full-bodied feel on the palate. Coming from a site on the Sonoma Coast, fermented with 14% whole clusters and aged in 41% new French oak, this is one of the more classic, cool-climate releases from this team. Drink it anytime over the coming decade. (JD) 92+" (09/2016)

92 points Vinous: "The 2014 Pinot Noir Kanzler speaks to balance above all else. Nothing in particular stands out. Instead, the 2014 offers up a compelling mélange of enticing aromatics and sweet red-fleshed fruit. Silky, polished tannins add to the wine's ample, creamy feel. Super-expressive and inviting, the 2014 is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years. (AG)" (08/2016)

92 points Wine Spectator: "The purity and brilliance of the plum and raspberry fruit rises to the occasion, giving this depth, complexity and persistence. Presents a supple texture amid the pleasant weave of savory touches. (JL)" (09/2016)

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2012 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($124.99)

96 points Connoisseurs Guide: "We have lately come to the conclusion that the Keefer Ranch Vineyard just may be one of the best Pinot sites around, and Kosta Browne's 2012 version goes a long way in confirming our feelings. It is wonderfully rich in very pure and precise fruit with a lovely veneer of rich and wholly sympathetic oak, and its remarkable layering and striking palatal length make it a wine that compels sip after slow sip. Even though young, it is a brilliant wine of great reach and range, and it is an absolute keeper that we can comfortably predict will gain in beauty over the next half-dozen years. *Three Stars*" (07/2014)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby. High-pitched aromas of red berries, cherry skin and rose, with a minerally nuance gaining strength with air. Sappy and precise, offering taut raspberry and floral pastille flavors and a kick of cracked pepper. Silky tannins give shape to the long, incisive finish, which leaves spicecake and floral notes behind. (ST)" (06/2014)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Classic in style, with pretty red berry styled fruits, assorted spring flowers, white pepper and loads of baking spices (all-spice, cinnamon, clove), the 2012 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard comes from the Green Valley appellation in the southwestern part of the Russian River Valley. It has a beautiful core of sweet fruit, medium-bodied richness, and a lively, fresh feel on the palate, with an emphasis on elegance and texture over power and richness. Much more on the pretty end of the spectrum, I don't think this will make old bones, but it's a wonderful drink today. Enjoy bottles over the coming 4-5 years. (JD)" (10/2014)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Generous, focused flavors of spicy plum and wild berry notes are at the core, with firm tannins. Well-proportioned, ending with supple wilted rose and raspberry accents that are clean and persistent. Drink now through 2022. (JL)" (09/2014)

90 points Vinous: "As is often the case, the 2012 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard is one of the more supple, open wines in the range. Dark red cherries, sweet spices, licorice, tobacco and smoke add nuance as this juicy, resonant Pinot shows off its racy, caressing personality. Ideally, readers will want to drink the Keefer over the next few years, while the flavors remain vibrant and punchy. (AG)" (01/2015)

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2013 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($129.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard comes from a 20-acre site in the Russian River Valley, acquired by this team two years ago. Harvest between September 20th and October 7th, completely destemmed and aged 16 months in 55% new French oak, it has awesome richness and freshness in its cassis, black raspberry, crushed rock and subtle vanilla bean/sweet oak bouquet. This gives way to a rich, layered, elegant red that has the balance and class to evolve nicely for a decade. (JD)" (10/2015)

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "This particular site is highly regarded for very good reasons, and it has been responsible for noteworthy Pinots from a number of different makers, but this latest from Kosta Browne ranks among the richest examples that we have encountered to date. It makes no apologies for its ripeness and exhibits enormous depth despite being somewhat obvious right now, but beneath its youthful succulence, it shows layers of rich oak, dark cherries, raspberries, vanilla and hints of savory spice and a great sense of drive. It is, in short, as sure a bet for aging as any sure bet can be. *Two Stars*" (10/2015)

92 points Vinous: "A juicy, exuberant wine, the 2013 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch is all about textbook Russian River exuberance and voluptuousness. This is the first vintage in which the clonal blend incorporates dollops of Calera and Swan, which seem to add layers and textures to the forward, bold fruit. This is a very pretty Keefer Pinot from Kosta Browne. (AG)" (05/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator: "This is firm and well-centered on ripe plum, black cherry and raspberry flavors, this is clean, trim and persistent on the finish. Good now, but should be better in a year. (JL)" (08/2015)

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2014 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($124.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Coming from the Russian River Valley and an estate vineyard that was purchased in 2012, the rich, gorgeously layered and textured 2014 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard offers an exotic fruit profile, with notions of cassis, passion fruit, spice and dried flowers all emerging from the glass. Full-bodied, layered and rich, yet with the purity and precision that's present in all of these 2014s, drink bottles anytime over the coming decade, and I certainly wouldn't be surprised to see it keep for longer. (JD)" (09/2016)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Gushes with fresh, snappy cherry, raspberry and wild berry flavors enlivened by zesty acidity and firm, fine-grained tannins. Offers a juicy, supple texture and striking velocity to the fruit flavors. Drink now through 2022. 1,659 cases made." (09/2016)

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2012 Kosta Browne "Koplen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available ($114.99)

95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "We are more than impressed by the new Kosta Browne line-up, and picking favorites from so many good wines is a difficult, if happy, task. That said this bottle is so well-balanced and generously endowed with definitive varietal fruit that it vies for a place at the head of class. Its themes of optimally ripened cherries are enriched with very sensible sweet oak, and it shows a slight bit of structural sinew under its ample flesh, but it is never heavy or in any way tough, and its future is as sure as a sure thing can be. *Three Stars*" (07/2014)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard has an edgy, vibrant feel with its plum and sweet black cherry fruits, charred spices and licorice giving way to hints of spring flowers and mint. Layered, beautifully pure and defined, with bight, yet integrated acidity, it needs another year in the cellar, and will impress through 2020.This was another stacked lineup by the team of Dan Kosta and Michael Browne. All of these wines showed the more approachable style of the 2012 vintage, and had seamless, elegant characters. They're beautiful now, but I suspect they will evolve nicely given their overall balance. (JD)" (10/2014)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Brooding aromas of blackberry, licorice and smoky Indian spices. Sweet and broad on entry, then penetrating, sappy and focused in the mid-palate, with deep blackberry and mineral flavors becoming livelier with air. Finishes with a strong youthfully tannic spine and very good energy and length. Definitely give this one more time in bottle. (ST)" (05/2014)

91 points Vinous: "Sweet tobacco, mint, crushed flowers and red cherries are all laced together in the 2012 Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard. The inclusion of 20% whole clusters give the wine an attractive sense of brightness that is felt in both the expressive aromatics and saline notes that underpin the fruit. I would prefer to drink this soft, mid-weight wine over the next handful of years. (AG)" (01/2015)

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2013 Kosta Browne "Koplen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($129.99)

94 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Here, again, is a deep and exceptionally well-defined Pinot that deserves a place near the head of the class, and, if counting very keen fruit and lovely oak adjuncts as important assets, it earns equally high praise for its agility and outstanding balance. It builds in intensity as it crosses the palate and hangs on and on at the finish, but its firmness tags it as a wine that clearly wants cellar time, and it may be the one of its clan that is most in need of age. *Two Stars*" (10/2015)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the more feminine, elegant and pretty Pinot Noirs in the lineup, the 2013 Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard exhibits a lot of spring flowers and sappy underbrush notes, as well as ample underlying darker berry fruit. Lively, fresh and taut on the palate, yet still with depth of fruit and texture, its beautiful now but should evolve gracefully. (JD)" (10/2015)

92 points Vinous: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard is distinguished by an intensely floral, savory profile that is impossible to miss. Crushed flowers, tobacco, herbs, smoke and red stone fruits open up beautifully as the wine takes shape in the glass. Today, the 2013 is still a bit tight because of its recent bottling, but it is striking, that much is clear. The inclusion of 12% whole clusters is enough to be felt in the wine's aromatic upper register, yet there is also more than enough fruit to provide balance. All the elements are in the right place. The 2013 Koplen appears to have a bright future. (AG) 92+" (05/2015)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Firm and vibrant, with an edge of savory herb and fresh earth to the snappy wild berry, raspberry and licorice notes. Needs time. (JL)" (08/2015)

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2014 Kosta Browne "Koplen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($129.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A pretty, even elegant, Russian River release is the 2014 Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard, which saw around 20% whole clusters and just under a quarter of new oak. Plums, spice box, black cherries and violets all flow to a medium to full-bodied, pure, seamless and silky 2014 that has fine tannin, no hard edges and a great finish. It shows more and more elegance with time in the glass and will impress for at least a decade. (JD)" (09/2016)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Begins restrained but expands, gaining velocity and depth, with gravel-laced tannins and supple plum and black cherry flavors. Impressive for the delicate aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. (JL)" (09/2016)

91 points Vinous: "Kosta Browne's 2014 Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard offers up a super-classic expression of the Russian River. Succulent red cherry, plum, spice, hard candy and new leather all flesh out as this effortless, engaging Pinot shows off its welcoming personality. Drink this juicy Pinot over the next few years, while the fruit retains its radiance. (AG)" (08/2016)

2007 Kosta Browne "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir - 2 available ($159.99)

96 points Wine Spectator: "A very complex and focused Pinot, this shows subtle notes of spice, dried berry, wild berry and loamy earth, with savory touches. (Web-2012)" (03/2011)

95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "The vision and talents of winemakers Kosta and Browne extend, so it seems, far beyond their Sonoma home, and this potent, powerful expression from the Santa Lucia Highlands is a deep and show-stopping take on the grape that stands with the very best of the appellation. Its extravagant black-cherry fruit is framed with lots of distinct oaky spice, and, while sporting the flesh and big architecture for which the district is known, it is carefully crafted with an implied sense of polish that patience will surely bring." (07/2009)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated red. Expansive aromas of raspberry, blackberry, cherry skin and smoky Indian spices. Deeply concentrated red and dark berry flavors display liqueur-like intensity and are nicely framed by dusty tannins. Livelier on the finish, leaving behind tangy red fruit and floral pastille notes. I'd serve this with a piece of braised red meat. (ST)" (06/2009)

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2013 Kosta Browne "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Previously $150) - 1 available ($129.99)

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Nuance may not be this riveting Pinot's strength but deep and wonderfully generous fruit is, and there is no end to the wine's tireless sense of richness at any point. It is full and fleshy with show-stopping concentration and depth, and, although about as big as good Pinot Noir wants to be, it is balanced and uncannily well-structured giving lie to the notion that big cannot be beautiful. Its lavish, decidedly opulent style will prove to be too much of a good thing with lighter foods, but it will make a most memorable foil to savory lamb shanks or a classic Boeuf Bourguignon. *Two Stars*" (10/2015)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A classic representation of this first rate site, the 2013 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard offers a pretty, perfumed style in its black raspberry, rose petal, violets and floral bouquet. Tight, reserved and slightly backwards, it has beautiful purity of fruit and ample tannin, which is a defining character in the vintage. It's another effort from this team that needs short term cellaring. (JD)" (10/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator: "This generous red offers ripe plum, raspberry and wild berry flavors, with hints of crushed rock, wilted rose, fresh-cut herbs and a measure of creamy, vanilla-tinged oak. The tannins are well-integrated. (JL)" (08/2015)

91 points Vinous: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard presents an intriguing combination of Santa Lucia Highlands fruit and distinctly cool, savory aromatics. Hints of rose petal, mint, crushed flowers and cinnamon come together in a supple, highly expressive Pinot with tons of near and medium-term appeal. (AG)" (03/2015)

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2014 Kosta Browne "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir ($119.99)

94 points Wine Spectator: "A gorgeous version, ultrarich, supple and graceful, with plump plum, black cherry and wild berry flavors imparting mouthwatering juiciness and presence. Silky in texture, this is smooth and round, long and lingering. Drink now through 2022. (JL)" (09/2016)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Delivering what I consider a classic expression of this site, the 2014 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard offers terrific notes of framboise, leafy, sappy herbs, crushed flowers and black currants. Elegant, medium to full-bodied and lively on the palate, with the freshness of the site, yet still packing plenty of fruit, it has the balance and tannin to drink well for a decade or more. (JD)" (09/2016)

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2009 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available ($89.99)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby. Vibrant nose suggests candied cherry, rose petal and smoky minerals. A pliant, sweet fruit bomb in the mouth, with fresh flavors of red fruit preserves and flowers. A refreshingly bitter herbal note adds complexity to the persistent, penetrating finish. This is already delicious. (ST)" (05/2011)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh, bright, ripe black cherry, raspberry and light floral scents lead off in this supple, fleshy, full-bodied red, which is complex and layered on the palate, maintaining its core fruitiness and gaining subtle touches of dark berry and spice. (JL)" (08/2011)

90 points James Suckling: "A fruity and juicy red with dried strawberry and lemon rind character that follows through to a medium body, with fine tannins. Fresh finish." (06/2012)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is a gorgeous wine bursting with expressive aromatics and juicy, exuberant fruit. This is a beautiful entry-level wine that makes a great introduction to the wines of Kosta Browne. Sweet floral and spice notes add complexity on the juicy, racy finish. This is a terrific showing. The Russian River bottling was vinified with 8-9% whole clusters. (AG)" (12/2011)

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2008 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available ($84.99)

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Gregariously fruity with highlights of raspberries and cranberries intermixed with its main themes of fresh, juicy cherries, this one may arguably be criticized for being just a touch on the simple, side but no one will find it lacking in depth. It is so young that it cannot only get better with time in bottle, but we admit that its no-holds-barred richness and accessible style makes near-term resistance next to impossible. *Two Stars*" (06/2010)

90 points Vinous: "Deep red. Vibrant aromas of raspberry, spicecake and white pepper, with building florality. Sappy and sweet, with palate-caressing red and dark berry preserve flavors and good spicy snap. The floral quality repeats on the long, juicy finish, adding an exotic touch. This is already drinking well. (ST)" (05/2010)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Shows a smoky, baconlike charry richness, with loamy earth and dried berry. (JL, Web Only-2012)"

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2009 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously 200) - 1 available ($159.99)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and deeply flavored, concentrated and well-structured, this full-bodied red offers a complex mix of black cherry, wild berry and raspberry fruit that's pure and persistent, ending with a pebbly note and firm tannins. *Ranked #1 on Top 100 of 2011* (JL)" (08/2011)

93 points James Suckling: "Yummy. So delicious and beautiful with aromas of plums and cherries with flowers and dark chocolate. Full body, with fresh acidity and firm tannins and clean finish. Delicious and bright. Drink now or hold. I know it was the Wine of the Year from the Spectator. And damn good." (07/2012)

92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Ripe yet somewhat restrained, this very likeable Pinot focuses on ripe red cherries and raspberries with a distinct, still nascent edge of fruity tartness to its personality. Measured and refined in its aromas, it is equally given to suppleness with a firm underbelly on the palate, all of which belies the notion that its 14.7% stated alcohol might be some kind of problem-not in this case, to be sure. Indeed, rather than relying on any sense of brusqueness for its ageworthiness, this wine relies on depth and the coming integration of its pieces. *Two Stars*" (10/2011)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. An aromatic nose combines raspberry, candied licorice, pepper, violet, herbs and spicy oak. Sweet, chewy, fine-grained and juicy, with good sappy energy intensifying the red berry and cherry flavors. The persistent, gently tannic finish offers very good palate coverage and an echo of licorice. (ST)" (05/2011)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is dark, round and totally gorgeous. In 2009 the Sonoma Coast is bigger and richer than the Russian River bottling. It boasts tons of juiciness in its layered, highly expressive fruit. Dark cherries, violets, licorice, spices and mint are given an extra kick of freshness from these cold-climate sites. The Sonoma Coast bottling is made from two vineyards in the Petaluma Gap and a third site on the northern coast near Annapolis. (AG)" (02/2012)

K&L Notes: "Kosta Browne is one of the great American success stories of the last decade," says Wine Advocate. "The story begins when longtime friends Dan Kosta and Michael Browne discover a shared passion for Pinot Noir while working together at a local restaurant. They start with a tiny amount of homemade Pinot Noir, grow gradually, acquire some financing along the way, work their tails off and one day the mailing list requires a five-year wait for the vineyard-designated wines. Of course I am simplifying, but Kosta Browne is the type of entrepreneurial success that can only happen in this country. Over the years, as the winemaking approach has developed, the wines have become much more finessed than they used to be. Toast levels have come down. Some lots are fermented in open-top wood vats, an approach that seems promising based on the wines I tasted. A number of the wines were fermented with whole clusters, as noted below. The Kosta Browne Pinots are notable for their exuberant fruit." (2/2012)

2015 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (wine stained label) - 1 available ($89.99)

2005 L'Angevin Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available Price: Hidden

2006 Lachini Vineyards "Estate" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available Price: Hidden

2009 Landmark "Grand Detour" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 4 available ($29.99)

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2014 Lioco "La Selva" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - 5 available ($39.99)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Generous and mouthfilling, this is a medium-to full-bodied wine with fruity aromas. Rich cherry, spice and earth flavors partner with a firm texture and a lingering, slightly tannic finish. While showing a lot of fruit up front, this wine will also age well for a few years; best to drink after 2018." (02/2017)

91 points Vinous: "The 2014 Pinot Noir La Selva is a fabulous appellation-level Pinot from the Cerise and Klosterman vineyards in Anderson Valley. Pliant and accessible, the 2014 stands out for its impeccable balance, purity of fruit and overall depth. A host of dark red and purplish hued stone fruit nuances open up as this fleshy, substantial wine shows off its personality. The 2014 La Selva is another of the overachieving wines in this range.This is a terrific set of wines from Lioco, a project headed by Matt Licklider and Kevin O'Connor. Winemaker John Raytek shows a deft hand at Lioco, where he makes the wines in a slightly fleshier style than he does at Ceritas, his own label. Raytek describes 2013 as having more structure than 2014 for Pinot Noir, as 2013 was the first year of the drought cycle and vines naturally self-regulated. I am not sure I would agree with that view across the board, but the 2013s and 2014s are of very similar quality here, something that is quite rare among the producers I visited. There are quite a few changes to the lineup, including the introduction of Sativa, an old-vine Carignan from dry-farmed vineyards in Mendocino and Caleta, a Syrah from the Santa Cruz Mountains. Best of all, the Lioco wines continue to deliver considerable bang for the buck. (AG)" (01/2016)