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Love Noir Pinot Noir 2018

The Love Noir Pinot Noir 2018 is one of the new, bolder styles of Pinot Noir sourced from grapes farmed in several regions of California. This Pinot Noir is one of The Wine Group’s families of wines. Love Noir Pinot Noir 2018, as a brand wine, is not tied to a single winery. Brand wines…

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Bread and Butter Pinot Noir 2019

The Bread and Butter Pinot Noir 2019 is sourced from vineyards in California. Their motto is” Good. Honest. Simple. Do not overthink it.” In keeping it simple they do not go into a great deal of detail about the production of this Pinot Noir. Bread and Butter are one of the WX Brand’s families of…

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Liberte Pinot Noir 2017

The Liberte Pinot Noir 2017 is a $9.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from vineyards in San Luis Obispo County inside the Paso Robles AVA which is inside the Central Coast AVA of California. Liberte has been a Trader Joe’s brand for some time, I think we first reviewed these wines with the 2009 vintage. The…

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Peaks and Tides Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018

The Peaks and Tides Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018 is a $12.99 ALDI exclusive. The Sonoma Coast AVA is located between Coastal Mountain ranges on the Pacific Coast of Sonoma County. ALDI typically owns the trademark for the brands of wine they sell, so it is difficult to find out who exactly is responsible for…

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Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Pinot Noir 2019

Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Not 2019 Lot #96 The Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 is a $14.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive from the vineyard(s) in the Santa Rita Hills AVA. Which is found inside the Santa Barbara County AVA in the southern section of California’s Central Coast AVA. Santa Barbara…

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Poppy Monterey Pinot Noir 2017

The Poppy Monterey Pinot Noir 2017 is sourced from vineyards in the Arroyo Seco AVA inside of Monterey County in California’s Central Coast AVA. Arroyo Seco translates to a dry riverbed and is located southeast of Monterey Bay. This area is a deep valley close to the Pacific Ocean and has warm days cooled by…

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Eola Hills Classic Pinot Noir 2017

The Eola Hills Classic Pinot Noir 2017 is sourced from 7 vineyards in the Willamette Valley

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VINTJS Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018

The Story The VINTJS Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced, like the name says, from the Sonoma Coast AVA located along the Pacific Coast of Sonoma County. The AVA border goes far enough inland to include some of the Russian River AVA. I was in Trader Joe’s looking for…

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Hyland Estates Old Vine Pinot Noir 2018

The Story The Hyland Estates Old Vine Pinot Noir 2018 is sourced from the Hyland Vineyard which was planted in 1971. The Hyland Vineyard is situated in the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range inside the McMinnville sub-AVA of the greater Willamette Valley AVA. It is one of the oldest and finest vineyards in the Willamette…

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The Pinot Project 2018

The Story The Pinot Project 2018 is a $10.99 Pinot Noir from Costco, it is also available at Trader Joe’s and most other wine retailers. This is a wine label from Skurnik Wines and a Pinot Grigio, a Chardonnay, and Rose’ are other wines in the project. Skurnik Wines is a major wine importer (they…

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Trader Joe’s Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

The Story The Trader Joe’s Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a $9.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. Anderson Valley is located in coastal Mendocino and is situated between two mountain ranges. Two more things to note are this the 2018 vintage and is Lot #201. Anderson Valley has a growing reputation for the production of fine…

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Bluebird Monterey Pinot Noir 2016

The Story The Bluebird Monterey Pinot Noir 2016 seems to be an orphan wine. All the social media for Bluebird Wines and they had everything, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, all stopped posting in 2015. There is a single webpage, for the 2013 vintage of this wine. They seemed to have produced other wines from past…

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Cotillion Pinot Noir 2017

The Story The Cotillion Pinot Noir 2017 is a Trader Joe’s $9.99 exclusive brand sourced from vineyards in 56% Monterey County, 33% Sonoma County, and 11% Santa Barbara County in California. Under usual circumstances, this is a wine that would show ‘California‘ on the front label as a place of origin since 67% of the…

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Trader Joe’s Reserve Monterey Pinot Noir 2018

The Story The Trader Joe’s Reserve Monterey Pinot Noir 2018 lot #191 is a $9.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive produced for them by an unspecified winery from grapes farmed in the Monterey County AVA inside the Central Coast AVA of California. The listed producer, Ashford Court, also is the name used for Trader Joe’s Cotillion Pinot Noir….

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Revelation Pinot Noir 2018

The Story The Revelation Pinot Noir 2018 is a Trader Joe’s $7.99 American exclusive sourced from vineyards in the Languedoc region of southeastern France. The Languedoc growing area borders the Mediterranean on the east, the Pyrenees Mountains to the west and Spain to the south. This is a Pays d’Oc (IGP) designated wine which is rated a…

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90+ Cellars Pinot Noir Lot 179 2018

The Story The 90+ Cellars Pinot Noir Lot 179 2018 is sourced from vineyards in more than one California Coastal grape growing AVA. And that is about all I know about where the grapes were grown and who made the wine since 90+ Cellars are Negociants. A Negociant is a French term and it refers to…

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Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir 2018

The Story The Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir 2018 Lot #23 is a $12.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from vineyards in the Carneros AVA which is half inside the Sonoma AVA and half inside the Napa AVA. This is the 10th vintage of TJ’s Grand Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir, we last reviewed the 2017…

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Beringer Founders Estate Pinot Noir 2017

The Story The Beringer Founders Estate Pinot Noir 2017 is the #1 wine on Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buy Wines of 2019. And that is somewhat remarkable. Beringer is the oldest (since 1876) continuously operating winery in the US and they produce a lot of wine, from $400 bottles to $4 bottles, they run the…

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Castle Rock Mendocino Pinot Noir 2017

The Story The Castle Rock Mendocino Pinot Noir 2017 is an inexpensive Pinot Noir, I found it for $7.99 at Costco that should provide a solid value. Castle Rock is an interesting wine company, they have been around for 25 years and have a unique business model. They own no vineyards, all their grapes come from…

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Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir 2018

The Story The Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir 2018 is a $7.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. There have been other Trader Joe’s Reserve Pinot Noirs over the years, the regular Reserve and Grand Reserve wines tend to have Lot #’s to differentiate them, I believe the Petit designation indicates that there is a limited…

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Moon X Black Pinot Noir 2017

The Story The Moon X Black Pinot Noir 2017 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s wine, but I don’t think it is a TJ’s exclusive a website from New York sells it online for $9.99. The 2016 vintage of the Moon X Black Pinot was the #1 page on CheapWineFinder for about a year and a…

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Caretaker Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2017

The Story The Caretaker Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2017 is a $9.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive produced for TJ’s by the Central Coast Wine Warehouse. They are a full-service wine company that makes contract wine and brand wine, is a certified sustainable facility and own some of the finest vineyards in the Central Coast AVA….

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Petiole Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

The Story The Petiole Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017 is an $8.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive, we reviewed 2015 Petiole and that vintage sold for $9.99. The 2015 version had a Fearless Flyer write-up which indicated the Pinot was made by a large Oregon producer and the Pinot was aged in oak barrels for 14 months. I don’t know if…

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Angeline Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

The Story The Angeline Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 is produced from vineyards in coastal Mendocino County, along with a smaller portion of grapes from the Russian River AVA and the Carneros AVA. Angelina is a family owned and operated winery and vineyards headquartered in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma. They produce another Pinot Noir, the…

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Angeline Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
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Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Santa Lucia Highland Pinot Noir Lot 80 2017

The Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Santa Lucia Highland Pinot Noir Lot 80 2017 is 100% Pinot Noir exclusive Trader Joe’s $12.99 wine sourced from a vineyard or vineyards from a very high-end exclusive Pinot Noir growing area in Monterey County, California.  Here is a Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve from Carneros. The Santa Lucia Highlands are located on…

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