Merchant's Pick by Grape

Merchant's Pick by Grape: Pinot Noir

  1. A Gem From The Willamette Valley!
    August 22, 2019

    Simply charming!

    In the last decade, the Willamette Valley has established itself as a world-class Pinot Noir wine growing region.

    With each new vintage, we endlessly swish and swirl to find the best value for our readers.

    We can say with certainty that the 2016 Haden...

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  2. 100% Gevrey-Chambertin!
    July 25, 2019

    How can that be? Why isn't Gevrey-Chambertin on the label?

    Well, a little due diligence goes a long way.

    "Roncevie" is a lieu-dit (vineyard) in the heart of Gevrey-Chambertin. In 1964, when the Gevrey appellation was reduced in size, the Arlaud family's parcel was declassified...

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  3. When we drink a wine like the 2015 J.K. Carriere "Vespidae" Pinot Noir, we are reminded that Oregon - and the Willamette Valley in particular - produces some of the most balanced Pinots in the world.

    Though Vespidae has quite a bit of Estate fruit, it is a blend of some of the most...

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  4. Release "X" With Top 100 Fruit!
    June 17, 2019

    If you look carefully at the cork, you will notice that this is the 10th release of this outstanding rosé denoted by an "X" on the cork.

    This particular release has a dash of estate Chardonnay (about 5%) blended with Domaine Serene's Top 100 Pinot Noir.

    This winning...

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  5. Only 1 of 9 Premier Cru Vineyards!
    June 13, 2019

    The 2017 Burgundies are showing, "great quality and charm." Vinous

    The white Burgundies are simply stunning across the board. However, the reds, which are not as talked about, are emerging as the unsung heroes of the vintage.

    A case in point is the 2017 Remi Jobard, Monthelie...

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