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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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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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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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2013 Leyda

  • Pinot Noir
  • Las Brisas
  • Leyda Valley
  • Chile
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Elegant and rich-tasting, with concentrated cherry and red currant flavors, loaded with sandalwood notes. Shows plenty of vibrant spiciness midpalate, with a well-structured and minerally finish. 200 cases imported."

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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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2014 Talley

  • Pinot Noir
  • Bishop's Peak
  • San Luis Obispo
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Bright ruby-red. Lively, spice-accented aromas and flavors of fresh raspberry and cherry, with subtle anise and white pepper notes adding complexity. Bright and penetrating on the palate, showing no excess fat. A sexy floral nuance emerges on the back half and the berry note repeats on the finish, which is given shape by even tannins"

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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

WA

$25
$29

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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2013 Evening Land

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

"Light and polished, with a nubby texture underlying the transparent raspberry and peppermint flavors that pick up mineral and spice notes as the finish lingers."

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2013 Rex Hill

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

"Lithe and expressive, light-footed and ripe, with blackberry, plum and mint flavors on a sleek frame, lingering gently against fine tannins."

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2014 Calera

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

"Readers looking for a classic, incredibly well made Pinot Noir to buy by the case should look no further than Josh's 2014 Pinot Noir from the Central Coast AVA. Supple, sexy, seamless and elegant, with classic Calera notes of raspberries, mulled cherries, spice and dried soil, it has no hard edges, a core of sweet fruit and a beautiful finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. Don't miss this fabulous effort and bravo to the Calera team for delivering this level of quality at the price."

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$29
92points

WA

$29
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2013 Melville

  • Pinot Noir
  • Estate
  • Santa Barbara
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"One of the best values out there, this overdelivers in just about every vintage. Firing on all cylinders on this occasion, with complex red fruits, rose petal and sous bois aromas and flavors all soaring from the glass, it's medium-bodied, ripe and expansive, with lots of Sta. Rita character, integrated acidity and a clean, nicely focused finish. It's a beauty to buy by the case and enjoy over the coming 4-5 years."

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2013 Wild Ridge

  • Pinot Noir
  • Annapolis Vineyard
  • Sonoma
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"The wine has a deep ruby/plum color and is made from Dijon clones 777, 667, 115 and Pommard selection. It shows excellent ripeness, dark Asian plum sauce interwoven with red and blackcurrants, soil undertones and a good, rich, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. This is a serious, well-endowed Pinot Noir."

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$32

2013 Talley

  • Pinot Noir
  • Estate
  • Arroyo Grande Valley
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Vivid red. Intense aromas of fresh red berries and rose oil, plus suggestions of blood orange and dusty minerals. Silky and fine-grained, offering nervy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Delicate and precise but also deep, with gentle tannins building slowly on the long, sharply focused finish."

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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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$34
90points

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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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91points

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$38

2014 Failla

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

"This is a fabulous wine at this level. Sweet spices, rose petal, mint and succulent cherry/plum notes all lift from the glass. Supple and beautifully layered throughout, the Sonoma Coast hits all the right notes. A final burst of fruit rushes across the palate on the refreshing, inviting wine. There is so much to like."

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2013 Walter Hansel Family

  • Pinot Noir
  • Cuvee Alyce
  • Russian River Valley
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"This is a big wine, dense, ruby in color, with terrific fruit intensity, but the tannins still dominate, and the wine has good acidity and a backward personality but it's not austere by any means. It’s certainly capable of lasting at least a decade."

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$39
93+points

WA

$39
$39

2013 Walter Hansel Family

  • Pinot Noir
  • Cahill Lane
  • Russian River Valley
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"This is a beauty, a classic Russian River Pinot Noir with notes of strawberry, black cherry, rose petal, dusty/loamy soil notes and foresty aromas. Rich with plenty of berry fruit on the palate, the wine is full-bodied, pure and well-balanced. This should drink well and last for at least a decade or more."

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$39
93points

WA

$39
$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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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

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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91points

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2012 Francis Tannahill

  • Pinot Noir
  • The Hermit
  • Dundee Hills
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Lithe, refreshing and focused on pure currant and plum fruit at the core, with glints of clove and floral notes adding to the expressiveness. The finish plays against well-modulated tannins, persisting impressively. Drink now through 2022. 263 cases made."

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$49
92points

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$49

2012 Capiaux

  • Pinot Noir
  • Widdoes Vineyard
  • Russian River Valley
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Dark cherry, plum, cola, spices and new leather flesh out in this classic Russian River Pinot in its overt fruit and rich, resonant texture. This is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty."

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