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Merchant's Pick by Grape

Merchant's Pick by Grape: Pinot Noir

  1. The Best Kept Secret In Burgundy
    September 03, 2020

    Gevrey-Chambertin

    Isn't Gevrey-Chambertin supposed to be on the label?

    Generally, yes.  But....

    "Roncevie" is a lieu-dit (vineyard) in the heart of...

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  2. Sassicaia Heir Apparent Pioneers The Remote Corner of Patagonia
    August 19, 2020

    Who's laughing now?

    Sassicaia, one of the finest Super Tuscans, was merely a dream in 1948. The thought of planting Bordeaux varieties in a sea of Italian Sangiovese was once laughed at.  

    Grandson Piero, is following in his...

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  3. Domestic Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
    August 04, 2020

    Oregon's Best Kept Secret!

    Drumroll, please...

    For a few years, Bertrand de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (aka, DRC) has been quietly producing a domestic Pinot Noir, Kara...

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  4. Oregon's Most Exclusive Pinot Noir
    July 01, 2020

    "Striking wine."  James Suckling

    Striking indeed!

    Even decadent!

    Location drives this wonderful Pinot Noir - and it is worth noting:  11 acres are located on a steep, rocky hillside in Eola-Amity Hills of the Willamette...

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  5. Fresh Raspberry and Dried Spice To Complete The Pair
    June 18, 2020

    Yesterday's Piuze Chablis feature was so popular, we thought it apropos to showcase a complementary red Burgundy to complete your red and white wine house pour.

    Organically farmed, the 2017 Francois Labet Bourgogne Pinot Noir boasts old-vines ("Vieilles Vignes"), which...

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