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Manos Negras Pinot Noir 2009, Patagonia, Argentina: Juicy and delicious: fantastic price! Vibrant juicy cherry aromas and flavours. Beautifully medium-bodied and satin smooth. Bring it on! Drink: 2012-2016. 275156 14% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 90/100. August 18, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Luca Pinot Noir 2011, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Sweet cherry-berry goodness with luscious layers of hedonistic happiness. Medium- to full-bodied with a terrific lip-smacking finish. There's some wild black raspberry on the finish wrapped in a whiff of smoke. So gloriously luscious! I'm thinking planked salmon. Drink: 2013-2016. 175570 14% D 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 93/100. October 12, 2013 Top Rated Red Wine. Terrific Turkey Wine Full Review
Alfredo Roca Reserva De Familia Pinot Noir 2010, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina: Juicy and medium- to almost full-bodied. Lovely black cherry, dark spice and violets on the nose. Aromatic and fascinating. Great price for pinot. Would be great with fresh seafood seared. Yum! Drink: 2013-2016. 301275 13% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. April 13, 2013 Top Rated Red Wine. Luscious Lamb Wine Full Review
Casa-Dea Estates Winery Pinot Noir 2009, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Classic PEC pinot noir! Cranberry and beetroot with fresh earth and tart cherries. Love this style and it's so markedly different from Niagara. Drink: 2012-2017. 296210 12.20% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 8, 2012 Full Review
Kacaba Vineyards Wismer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Lovely toasty oak and fleshy black cherry on the nose. Medium to full-bodied richness and weight on the palate. Terrific acidity for food. Lovely craftsmanship. Drink: 2013-2017. 58586 12.20% D 750 mL  $22.95 Score: 90/100. March 2, 2013 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Marques De Casa Concha Concha Y Toro Pinot Noir 2011, LĂ­mari Valley, Chile: The best Chilean pinot noir I've tasted yet. Tarry with smoky oak but brightened by vibrant cherry fruit. Medium- to full-bodied and satin smooth. Gorgeous! Drink: 2012-2016. 301424 14% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. December 8, 2012 Full Review
Schloss Reinhartshausen Dry Pinot Noir 2007, Q.B.A., Rheingau, Germany: Juicy and lovely! Smooth and medium-bodied, packed with cherry-berry and earthy notes. Terrific mouth-watering character for food. This is my kinda pinot. Yum! Drink: 2012-2016. 40543 13.50% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 92/100. June 23, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Two Tracks Wither Hills Pinot Noir 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Juicy fleshy ripe cherries and field berries. Medium- to full-bodied and satin smooth. So delicious! Drink: 2012-2015. 269274 13.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. July 21, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Momo Seresin Estate Pinot Noir 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Big and juicy with pleasingly tart and vibrant cherry aromas and flavours. Mouth-watering acidity is fantastic for a range of dishes. Smooth and medium- to full-bodied. Very tasty. Absolutely needs food. Made by the film director of many famous movies, including several of the Harry Potter series. Drink: 2012-2016. 163972 14% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 28, 2013 Best Value Red Wine. Splendid Salad Wine Full Review
Sileni The Plateau Pinot Noir 2011, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand: Rich cherry fruit that's not heavy but I also like that there's not too much acidity. Round and ready when you are. Medium- to full-bodied and luscious. Perfect for juicy roast chicken or the tarry darkness of grilled chicken. Drink: 2013-2016. 132142 13.50% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. February 16, 2013 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Mud House Pinot Noir 2010, Central Otago, New Zealand: Stunning, especially for the price! Aromas of fleshy ripe black cherries and raspberries. Medium- to full-bodied with a satin smooth texture. Some dark spice on the finish. Yum! Drink: 2013-2016. 190462 14% XD 750 mL  $17.90 Score: 90/100. March 7, 2013 Charming Grilled Chicken Wine Full Review
Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir 2011, Napa Valley, United States: Gorgeous! Aromas and flavours of fleshy ripe black cherries. Silky and full-bodied, smooth on the palate. Lots of complexity yet lip-smacking delicious! Try it with roast chicken. Drink: 2012-2016. 308221 13.80% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 12, 2013 Top Rated Red Wine. Charming Grilled Chicken Wine Full Review
Clos Du Bois Pinot Noir 2011, California, United States: Lots of mouth-watering acidity that's perfectly balanced by round cherry-berry flavours and some mocha from the oak aging. Full-bodied and juicy. What a barrel of fun! Drink: 2013-2016. 161273 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. August 17, 2013 Best Beef Wine Full Review
Estancia Pinot Noir 2011, Monterey, California, United States: Absolutely superb pinot for the price! If you love Belle Glos, you'll love this. Fleshy ripe cherries, satin smooth, long finish. So lovely. Roast chicken or mushroom risotto. Drink: 2013-2017. 421586 13.50% XD 750 mL  $20.95 Score: 93/100. April 13, 2013 Top Rated Red Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Bonterra Pinot Noir 2010, Mendocino County, California, United States: This organic wine has just 6 mg/l of free sulphur. Lovely cherry-berry flavours on the nose and palate. Fleshy sweet berry fruit unfurls on the palate with luscious, full-bodied layers of pleasure. Finishes long and lovely. Drink with planked salmon. Drink: 2013-2016. 317685 14.10% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. March 2, 2013 Outstanding Organic Wine Full Review

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