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Best Pinor Noir Rated 90+ Points For Every Budget

Many wine lovers share a love affair with the Pinot Noir grape, maybe it is the fact that it can be so difficult to grow, but when it is grown in the right soil with the perfect weather conditions and at the hands of a great vigneron, aromas of soft red berry fruit mix with heady, earthy hints of mushrooms and white truffles will unravel even the most sophisticated drinker. The best Pinot Noir from California in the Sonoma Coast and Willamette Valley, Oregon tend to show more forward fruit flavors while wines from Burgundy, Pinot Noir’s Motherland, often produce wines with higher acidity and earthy tones as the more dominant aromatic profile. (Read More)

In addition to these amazing sites, some of the best Pinot Noir is also being grown in New Zealand. Pinot Noir is known for being a bit of a contradiction by being all at once delicate and subtle, while also showing power, concentration and depth. Browse the best Pinot Noir rated 90+ points and read expert descriptions about each bottle to quench your palate. We carry some of the most exclusive and hard to find Pinot Noirs who often have waiting lists for their waiting lists like Marcassin and Kosta Browne. Make sure to sign up and receive our emails to receive our exclusive offers on these hard to find wines.

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2014 Alto Limay

  • Pinot Noir
  • Select
  • Patagonia
  • Argentina
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"This is a very balanced and refined pinot with a lovely fine tannin texture and length. Lots of dark fruits and spices. More Sonoma County than Cote d'Or. You are going to like it."

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$18
91points

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$18
$21

2015 Schug

  • Pinot Noir
  • Sonoma Coast
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Plenty of blue fruits and flower character here with medium body, dense and integrated tannins. Very complex. Fantastic value. Drink or hold."

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$21
93points

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$21
$22

2014 Pike Road

  • Pinot Noir
  • Willamette Valley
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"This new sister label from Elk Cove offers 100% Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at an everyday price. Fresh cranberry and raspberry fruit is framed by herb-tinged tannins. The immaculate craftsmanship and clean direct flavors are light years beyond budget Pinot Noir from most other regions. This is your perfect salmon wine."

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$22
90points

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$22
$22

2014 La Follette

  • Pinot Noir
  • North Coast
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"This is bright, precise and beautifully delineated throughout. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, mint and crushed rocks are some of the many notes that open up in this super-attractive, mid-weight Pinot from Greg LaFollette."

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$22
91points

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$22
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2014 Lemelson Vineyards

  • Pinot Noir
  • Thea's Selection
  • Willamette Valley
  • Top 100: 2016, Rank: 68
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Polished, expressive and deftly balanced, this is generous with its baby powder—accented cherry, lingonberry and floral flavors. Remains open and inviting through the long finish."

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$25
92points

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$25
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2013 Murdoch James

  • Pinot Noir
  • Estate
  • Martinborough
  • New Zealand
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Offers an expressive nose of black raspberries, pomegranate and black cherries with nuaces of loam, moss and cumin seeds. Elegantly styled with a medium-body and very fine tannins supporting the red and black berry flavors, it has a long mineral laced finish."

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$25
90points

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$25
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2014 Forge Cellars

  • Pinot Noir
  • Finger Lakes
  • New York
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"A beautiful wine that stands out as one of the best Pinot Noirs I tried from the Finger Lakes. The color is impressive for the region—a deep garnet that diminishes at the rim. The nose evokes Burgundy with its scents of sweet cherries, potting soil, and cedar. The palate displays a touch of the region’s hallmark austerity but balances that with a fair amount of polish. Very nice, very well-made.”

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$25
93points

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$25
$29

2014 Cristom

  • Pinot Noir
  • Mt. Jefferson Cuvee
  • Willamette Valley
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Aromas of walnuts, berries and spices with hints of orange peel. Full-bodied with a soft texture and chewy tannins. A juicy and delicious wine already."

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$29
94points

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$29
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$52
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2012 Couloir

  • Pinot Noir
  • John Sebastiano Vineyard
  • Sta. Rita Hills
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Young and vigorous in acids and tannins. It's enormous in cherries, raspberries and cola, with a liqueurish richness and an opulent coating of exotic sandalwood. A real beauty."

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2014 Brooks

  • Pinot Noir
  • Willamette Valley
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Broad and open-textured, with firm tannins around a generous core of cherry and spice flavors, lingering well."

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$29
90points

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2013 Shaw & Smith

  • Pinot Noir
  • Adelaide Hills
  • Australia
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"A vibrant, pale ruby color, this has a lovely nose displaying cranberry, red currant and violet aromas with hints of underbrush and clove. Light to medium-bodied, it is elegant, soft and fresh in the mouth and finishes silky and long."

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$35
90points

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$35
$35

2014 Domaine Drouhin

  • Pinot Noir
  • Roserock
  • Eola-Amity Hills
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Offers blackberry and briary scents on the nose with a touch of earthiness - well defined and quite vivacious in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with dusky blackberry and blueberry fruit. It exerts a gentle grip in the mouth and delivers white pepper sprinkled over the finish that is nicely detailed. This should drink well over the next 8-10 years and at this price, I would be loading up."

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$35
91points

WA

$35
$35

2013 Solena

  • Pinot Noir
  • Hyland
  • Willamette Valley
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Deep red. Smoky red berries and cherry pit on the pungent, mineral-accented nose. Enters the mouth juicy and precise, then turns fleshier in the middle, offering lively raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of spicecake. Shows very good energy and thrust on the long, spicy finish, leaving a note of candied rose behind."

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$35
91points

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$35
$39

2014 Brick House

  • Pinot Noir
  • Select
  • Ribbon Ridge
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Vivid red. An intensely perfumed nose displays scents of fresh dark berries, potpourri and Asian spices, backed by a hint of musky herbs. Juicy and broad on the palate, offering sappy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a suggestion of spicecake. Shows excellent clarity and power on the gently tannic finish, which leaves behind gently sweet dark fruit and floral pastille notes."

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$39
92points

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$39
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2014 Sonoma-Loeb

  • Pinot Noir
  • Dutton Ranch
  • Russian River Valley
  • Sonoma
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"A pretty wine with lovely texture and delicacy. Medium to full body, juicy fruit and a plum and walnut aftertaste."

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$40
93points

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$40
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2013 Escarpment

  • Pinot Noir
  • Martinborough
  • New Zealand
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"A very complete wine with a complex and rich nose of red berries along with some distinct herbs, chocolate, flowers and deeply earthy notes. The palate has composure, structure and density, is silky at the edges and carries plenty of cherry and plum flavor. Great length too. This is so well balanced as to appear effortless. The best Escarpment estate blend pinot to date."

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$42
94-95points

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$42
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2013 St. Innocent

  • Pinot Noir
  • Freedom Hill Vineyard
  • Willamette Valley
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Brilliant red. Assertively perfumed scents of black raspberry and cherry compote, with hints of vanilla, cola and rose emerging with air. Juicy and lively on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors along with suggestions of cola and spicecake. The smooth, sweet finish shows mounting tannins and an echoing floral pastille quality."

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$45
91points

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$45
$45

2013 La Follette

  • Pinot Noir
  • Van Der Kamp Vineyard
  • Spring Mountain
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Tangy, juicy, fresh and fun, this vineyard-designate, a consistent star in this producer's arsenal, is densely layered, supported by an oak structure. Black plum, black cherry and raspberry cross paths to offer a spark of ripe fruit before succumbing to several shakes of Asian spice."

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$45
93points

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$45
$45

2014 La Follette

  • Pinot Noir
  • Van Der Kamp Vineyard
  • Sonoma
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"The plum and dried lemon aromas are impressive. Medium to full body, very pretty and subtle fruit and a citrus and berry aftertaste. Drink or hold."

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$45
93points

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$45
$45

2014 La Follette

  • Pinot Noir
  • Sangiacomo Vineyard
  • Sonoma Coast
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Perfumed aromas of flower petal and strawberry follow through to a medium to full body, silky tannins, and a savory finish. Drink or hold."

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$45
93points

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$45
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$65
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$49

2014 Maison Roche de Bellene

  • Pinot Noir
  • Nuits-St.-Georges
  • Bugundy
  • Vieilles Vignes
  • France
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Negociant Nicolas Potel has made a specialty of sourcing old vines. In this wine, they are between 44 and 54-years-old. The wine is rich and concentrated—dark with tannins and generous with black fruits. It is firm and obviously needs to age. Drink this solid wine from 2020."

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92points

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$69
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$55

2014 Escarpment

  • Pinot Noir
  • Kupe
  • Martinbourough
  • New Zealand
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"I saw these grapes on the vine the night before harvest in 2014 and they were remarkable for their flavorsome depth and thick but supple skin texture. The wine carries the same qualities. It's deeply complex, indulging from the outset in graphite and black cherries on the nose, in fine combination with dark spices, rosehip, toasty oak and sweet, freshly dug earth. The palate rolls through like a perfectly formed wave, delivering an arc of dark-plum and cherry fruit, as the tannins curl and twist on the finish before releasing a fresh surge of tangy plum flavors. They hold long and bold, making for a highly impressive wine."

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97points

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$69
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$55

2014 Felton Road

  • Pinot Noir
  • Bannockburn
  • Central Otago
  • New Zealand
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"A handy array of bright red berries, orange citrus rind, then toasty mocha oak spice, some darker red plum and mouth-wateringly sweet fruit aromas on offer. Very bright, just-ripe fruits, liquorice and cinnamon, this smells vibrant and full of life. The palate has a soft, supple and creamy core with a glossy, fluffy mid-palate; tannins fan out even and long, smooth, velvety and quite plush, gently musky. Good balance and approachability, concentrated and pure."

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$55
94points

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$55
$59

2014 Brick House

  • Pinot Noir
  • Les Dijonnais
  • Ribbon Ridge
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"It has a very refined and delineated bouquet with brambly red berry fruit, cranberry and wild strawberry mixed with subtle sous-bois notes. It might sound cliched, but it is very Burgundian in style. The palate is medium-bodied with refined, crisp redcurrant and cranberry fruit, neatly integrated new oak that will require another 12-18 months to be fully integrated, with very satisfying substance on the finish. This is exquisite."

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$59
93points

WA

$59
$59

2014 Roserock

  • Pinot Noir
  • by Domaine Drouhin
  • Zephirine
  • Eola-Amity Hills
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml
"A juicy and intense wine with with lots of plum, chocolate and cedar undertones. Full-bodied and velvety. Pretty, gorgeous, racy and just so fine. Love the fruit and texture. Drink now."


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$59
96points

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