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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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2014 Soter

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

"Firm and chewy, with a sleek, focused core of cherry and raspberry fruit, picking up clove and pepper notes as the finish persists with élan."

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2012 Willful

  • Pinot Noir
  • Winemaker Cuvee
  • Dundee Hills
  • Willamette Valley
  • Oregon
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"Willful is the reincarnation of Daedalus, launched with this 2012 vintage. All Pommard clone and 95% estate-grown, this aromatic, welcoming wine brings nuanced black cherry and cola scents and flavors into focus. Lightly spiced, rather soft and open, it's a lovely example of the strengths of the 2012 vintage."

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91points

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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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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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$29
92points

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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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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

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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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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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2013 Pali

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

"Tart, plump cherries show first on the nose of this great wine, with pressed violet petals, smashed eucalyptus, crushed menthol and fresh tea aromas playing background. The tip of the palate is soft with red fruit before a zesty kola-nut character invades on a wave of sharp, even ferocious acidity, finishing up on wild mint herbals."

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2015 Failla

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

"This is absolutely delicious. Ripe, plummy and flamboyant, the Sonoma Coast Pinot is quite exotic in this vintage. Intense color and a darker flavor spectrum than normal - both vintage signatures - are evident. Black cherry, hard candy, cola, spice and leather notes are all nicely pushed forward. The 30% whole clusters add quite a bit of aromatic nuance to play off the rich, dense fruit. This is a fabulous entry-level offering from Failla and proprietor Ehren Jordan."

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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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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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2014 Domaine Drouhin

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

"There's a focus and precision to this pinot with refined tannins and beautiful fruit. A medium to full body characterised a firm, polished and tight center palate of fruit and tannins. Drink now."

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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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93points

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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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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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2015 Failla

  • Pinot Noir
  • Keefer Ranch
  • Russian River Valley
  • California
  • Red
  • 750 ml

"One of the highlights in this range, this is very pretty. Gracious, floral and lifted, this shows the more refined personality of this Russian River site. The decision to pick on the early side resulted in an especially tense, nervous style for both the appellation and vintage, with plenty of bright, saline notes that punctuate the fruit."

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2014 Roserock

  • Pinot Noir
  • 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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96points

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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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