U.S. - West Coast - Pinot Noir

Following is a listing of 219 Pinot Noir Wines from California and Oregon which we have sampled and rated.

Type Name/Label Vineyard Denomination State Vintage Rating (1) Price (2)
Pinot Noir Acacia   Carneros California 1997 89 22
Pinot Noir Acacia   Carneros California 1999 89 30
Pinot Noir Acacia   Carneros California 2000 90 25
Pinot Noir Acacia   Carneros California 2001 91 20
Pinot Noir Acacia Beckstoffer Vineyard Carneros California 1996 91 44
Pinot Noir Acacia Reserve Carneros California 1996 92 32
Pinot Noir Acacia St. Clair Vineyard Carneros California 1996 90 44
Pinot Noir Acacia St. Clair Vineyard Carneros California 1999 90 50
Pinot Noir Acacia St. Clair Vineyard Carneros California 2000 91 50
Pinot Noir Alderbrook   Russian River Valley California 1997 88 20
Pinot Noir Alderbrook   Russian River Valley California 2000 88 29
Pinot Noir Apoyo   Sonoma County California 2000 85 12
Pinot Noir Artesa   Carneros California 2000 88 24
Pinot Noir Artesa   Carneros California 2001 89 24
Pinot Noir Artesa   Russian River Valley California 2000 87 24
Pinot Noir Artesa   Russian River Valley California 2001 87 24
Pinot Noir Artesa   Santa Barbara County California 2000 89 24
Pinot Noir Artesa Reserve Carneros California 2000 90 38
Pinot Noir Artesa Reserve Carneros California 2001 90 38
Pinot Noir Au Bon Climat Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley California 1997 90 35
Pinot Noir Au Bon Climat Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley California 2000 89 35
Pinot Noir Au Bon Climat Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley California 2001 90 35
Pinot Noir Beaulieu Vineyard   Carneros California 1997 88 16
Pinot Noir Beaulieu Vineyard   Carneros California 2000 88 18
Pinot Noir Beaulieu Vineyard   Carneros California 2002 88 18
Pinot Noir Beaulieu Vineyard   Coastal California 2000 85 11
Pinot Noir Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Carneros California 1997 91 30
Pinot Noir Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Carneros California 2000 92 35
Pinot Noir Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Carneros California 2001 90 35
Pinot Noir Beaulieu Vineyard Signature Coastal California 2001 87 11
Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Beaux Freres Vineyard Willamette Valley Oregon 2002 94 75
Pinot Noir Benziger   California California 1996 88 18
Pinot Noir Benziger   California California 1997 88 15
Pinot Noir Benziger   Sonoma County California 1999 86 21
Pinot Noir Benziger   Sonoma County California 2000 87 22
Pinot Noir Benziger   Willamette Valley California 1996 89 20
Pinot Noir Benziger Reserve California California 1997 90 33
Pinot Noir Beringer Appellation Collection North Coast California 1999 89 30
Pinot Noir Beringer Nouveau California California 2002 85 8
Pinot Noir Beringer Stanley Ranch Carneros California 2000 89 30
Pinot Noir Blackstone Winery   Monterey County California 2001 86 12
Pinot Noir Bridgeview   Oregon Oregon 1999 89 11
Pinot Noir Bridgeview Blue Moon Oregon Oregon 1999 88 15
Pinot Noir Cakebread Cellars   Carneros California 2000 87 22
Pinot Noir Cale Cellars     California 1996 92 24
Pinot Noir Camelot   California California 1997 87 11
Pinot Noir Camelot   California California 2000 85 10
Pinot Noir Camelot   California California 2001 84 8
Pinot Noir Carneros Creek Cote De Carneros Carneros California 1997 86 17
Pinot Noir Carneros Creek Cote De Carneros Carneros California 2000 86 17
Pinot Noir Cartlidge & Browne     California 1995 87 10
Pinot Noir Castle Rock     California 2000 85 13
Pinot Noir Castle Rock     California 2001 85 13
Pinot Noir Castle Rock     California 2002 86 11
Pinot Noir Castle Vineyards   Carneros California 1997 88 22
Pinot Noir Castle Vineyards Durell Vineyard Carneros California 1997 92 30
Pinot Noir Castle Vineyards Sangiacomo Vineyards Carneros California 1997 91 30
Pinot Noir CC Cellars   Central Coast California 2002 85 15
Pinot Noir Charles Krug   Carneros California 2001 89 20
Pinot Noir Charles Krug Peter Mondavi Family Carneros California 2000 84 19
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean   Carneros (blend) California 1997 87 18
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean   Sonoma County California 1997 88 18
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean   Sonoma County California 2000 88 19
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean   Sonoma County California 2001 89 19
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean Durell Vineyard Carneros California 1997 91 30
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean Durell Vineyard Carneros California 1999 88 38
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean Durell Vineyard Carneros California 2000 88 19
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean Durell Vineyard Carneros California 2001 92 45
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean Reserve   California 2000 90 55
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean Reserve   California 2001 92 55
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Sonoma County California 2000 89 19
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Sonoma County California 2001 88 19
Pinot Noir Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Sonoma County California 2002 89 19
Pinot Noir Chehalem   Willamette valley Oregon 1997 90 18
Pinot Noir Clos du Val   Carneros California 2000 90 38
Pinot Noir Clos du Val   Carneros California 2001 91 38
Pinot Noir Clos du Val   Carneros California 2002 88 32
Pinot Noir Clos La Chance   Santa Cruz Mountains California 1997 93 24
Pinot Noir Clos Pegase     California 2001 87 30
Pinot Noir Cosentino Winery   Carneros California 2000 89 30
Pinot Noir Cosentino Winery   Sonoma County California 1997 88 30
Pinot Noir Cosentino Winery   Yountville California 1999 88 34
Pinot Noir Cosentino Winery   Yountville California 2000 89 34
Pinot Noir Cosentino Winery   Yountville California 2001 88 34
Pinot Noir Cricklewood     Oregon 1999 87 12
Pinot Noir Cricklewood     Oregon 1999 87 12
Pinot Noir Cricklewood     Oregon 1999 87 12
Pinot Noir Cricklewood     Oregon 2001 88 12
Pinot Noir Cuvaison   Carneros California 2001 89 25
Pinot Noir Cuvaison Eris Vineyards Carneros California 1997 88 20
Pinot Noir Cuvaison Estate Carneros California 2000 89 42
Pinot Noir David Bruce   Central Coast California 2001 88 20
Pinot Noir David Bruce   Russian River Valley California 1997 89 30
Pinot Noir David Bruce   Russian River Valley California 2000 89 35
Pinot Noir David Bruce   Santa Cruz Mountains California 1997 91 35
Pinot Noir David Bruce   Santa Cruz Mountains California 2000 89 35
Pinot Noir David Bruce   Sonoma County California 1997 90 24
Pinot Noir David Bruce   Sonoma County California 2000 88 25
Pinot Noir David Bruce   Sonoma County California 2001 88 25
Pinot Noir David Bruce Chalone   California 1997 89 35
Pinot Noir David Bruce Chalone   California 2000 89 50
Pinot Noir De Loach   Russian River Valley California 2000 85 18
Pinot Noir Domaine Carneros   Carneros California 1997 90 35
Pinot Noir Domaine Carneros   Carneros California 2000 86 34
Pinot Noir Domaine Carneros Avant-garde Carneros California 2000 85 18
Pinot Noir Domaine Carneros The Famous Gate Carneros California 2000 89 45
Pinot Noir Domaine Chandon   Carneros California 2000 88 29
Pinot Noir Dry Creek Vineyard   Sonoma Valley California 1997 89 24
Pinot Noir Dunnewood   North Coast California 1994 83 8
Pinot Noir Dunnewood   North Coast California 2000 84 9
Pinot Noir Echelon   Central Coast California 2000 85 14
Pinot Noir Edmeades   Anderson Valley California 1999 88 20
Pinot Noir Edmeades   Anderson Valley California 2000 86 18
Pinot Noir Edna Valley     California 1996 86 17
Pinot Noir Edna Valley   Central Coast California 1997 87 20
Pinot Noir Edna Valley Edna Valley Paragon   California 2000 86 23
Pinot Noir Erath Prince Hill Reserve Willamette Valley Oregon 1996 89 35
Pinot Noir Estancia Reserve   California 1996 88 22
Pinot Noir Estancia Reserve - Monterey Vineyard Monterey County California 1999 90 20
Pinot Noir Estancia "Pinnacles" Monterey County California 1997 88 13
Pinot Noir Estancia "Pinnacles" Monterey County California 1998 89 15
Pinot Noir Estancia "Pinnacles" Monterey County California 2000 87 16
Pinot Noir Estancia "Pinnacles" Monterey County California 2001 85 12
Pinot Noir Fetzer Vineyards Barrel Select California California 1997 85 15
Pinot Noir Fetzer Vineyards Barrel Select California California 1998 85 10
Pinot Noir Flora Springs     California 1999 89 35
Pinot Noir Flora Springs Lavender Hill Vineyard   California 2000 86 35
Pinot Noir Fritz Winery Dutton Ranch   California 1999 87 22
Pinot Noir Fritz Winery Dutton Ranch   California 2000 87 22
Pinot Noir Fritz Winery Dutton Ranch   California 2001 86 22
Pinot Noir Gallo of Sonoma   Russian River Valley California 1997 87 12
Pinot Noir Gallo of Sonoma County Reserve   California 2000 85 15
Pinot Noir Gloria Ferrer   Carneros California 1997 88 20
Pinot Noir Gloria Ferrer   Carneros California 2000 86 24
Pinot Noir Gloria Ferrer   Carneros California 2001 88 26
Pinot Noir Grunlach-Bundschu Rhinefarm Vineyards Sonoma Vally California 1997 90 16
Pinot Noir Indigo Hills   North Coast California 1997 87 10
Pinot Noir Iron Horse   Green Valley, Sonoma County California 1997 90 24
Pinot Noir Iron Horse Thomas Road Vineyard Green Valley, Sonoma County California 1997 89 40
Pinot Noir Iron Horse Thomas Road Vineyard Green Valley, Sonoma County California 2000 89 60
Pinot Noir J     California 1998 88 28
Pinot Noir J   Russian River valley California 1997 86 20
Pinot Noir J   Russian River valley California 1999 87 20
Pinot Noir Kaz Vineyard Ashton Vineyard   California 1997 91 24
Pinot Noir Kendall-Jackson     California 1996 80 10
Pinot Noir Kendall-Jackson     California 2001 85 12
Pinot Noir Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve California California 1996 88 30
Pinot Noir Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve California California 2000 86 14
Pinot Noir Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve California California 2001 85 14
Pinot Noir Kenwood   Sonoma County California 2000 87 17
Pinot Noir Kenwood Green Valley Corral Vineyard Sonoma County California 1999 87 30
Pinot Noir Kenwood Green valley Thomas Road Sonoma County California 2000 84 25
Pinot Noir King Estate   Oregon Oregon 2001 88 22
Pinot Noir King Estate Domaine Oregon Oregon 2001 91 50
Pinot Noir King Estate Reserve Oregon Oregon 1996 87 35
Pinot Noir Koves - Newlan     California 1999 89 20
Pinot Noir Kuleto Estate   Napa Valley California 2001 90 40
Pinot Noir Lincourt   Santa Barbara County California 2000 85 17
Pinot Noir Mayo San Giacomo Vineyards Carneros California 1998 92 35
Pinot Noir Meridian Vineyard Coastal Reserve Santa Barbara County California 1996 89 22
Pinot Noir Monterey Vineyard     California 1994 82 8
Pinot Noir Monterey Vineyard     California 1997 84 8
Pinot Noir Monticello Vineyards Estate   California 1996 85 24
Pinot Noir Monticello Vineyards Estate   California 2000 89 34
Pinot Noir Morgan     California 1993 83 16
Pinot Noir Morgan Reserve Monterey County California 1997 88 33
Pinot Noir Napa Ridge   North Coast California 1997 87 11
Pinot Noir Nelson Estate Vineyards   Russian River Valley California 1998 88 28
Pinot Noir Oak Knoll   Willamette Valley Oregon 2001 85 10
Pinot Noir Oak Knoll   Willamette Valley Oregon 2002 86 10
Pinot Noir Parducci   Willamette Valley Oregon 2001 85 9
Pinot Noir Parducci   Willamette Valley Oregon 2002 84 10
Pinot Noir Pavona   Monterey County California 1997 87 18
Pinot Noir Robert Mondavi   Carneros California 2000 88 40
Pinot Noir Robert Mondavi   Carneros California 2001 85 40
Pinot Noir Robert Mondavi   Central Coast California 1998 87 11
Pinot Noir Robert Mondavi   Napa Valley California 1997 88 19
Pinot Noir Robert Mondavi Private Selection Central Coast California 2001 84 13
Pinot Noir Robert Mondavi Reserve Napa Valley California 2000 90 50
Pinot Noir Robert Mondavi Reserve Napa Valley California 2001 90 50
Pinot Noir Rochioli   Russian River Valley California 2000 90 40
Pinot Noir Rock River     California 2002 86 11
Pinot Noir Rodney Strong   Russian River Valley California 1997 86 16
Pinot Noir Saintsbury   Carneros California 2000 87 24
Pinot Noir Sanford   Santa Barbara County California 2000 88 26
Pinot Noir Santa Barbara Winery   Santa Barbara County California 1997 87 20
Pinot Noir Santa Barbara Winery   Santa Ynez Valley California 2000 88 20
Pinot Noir Sebastiani   Russian River Valley California 1999 89 22
Pinot Noir Sebastiani   Russian River Valley California 2001 88 22
Pinot Noir Sebastiani   Russian River Valley California 2003 89 22
Pinot Noir Seghesio Keyhole Ranche Russian River Valley California 1997 89 20
Pinot Noir Seghesio Keyhole Ranche Russian River Valley California 2000 88 28
Pinot Noir Seghesio Keyhole Ranche Russian River Valley California 2001 87 29
Pinot Noir Signorello   Russian River Valley California 1996 95 45
Pinot Noir Signorello Las Amigas Vineyard Carneros California 1996 94 45
Pinot Noir Signorello Las Amigas Vineyard Carneros California 1999 89 50
Pinot Noir Signorello Las Amigas Vineyard Carneros California 2000 88 45
Pinot Noir Sinskey Vineyards     California 1996 86 24
Pinot Noir Sinskey Vineyards Los Carneros Carneros California 1999 93 30
Pinot Noir Sinskey Vineyards RSV Four Vineyards   California 1999 91 46
Pinot Noir Steele Sangiacomo Vineyard Carneros California 1998 90 32
Pinot Noir Steele Sangiacomo Vineyard Carneros California 1999 85 32
Pinot Noir Sterling Vineyards Winery Lake Vineyard Carneros California 2000 89 25
Pinot Noir Stonestreet   Russian River valley California 1999 88 33
Pinot Noir Talus   California California 1997 87 9
Pinot Noir Tarius   Russian River Valley California 1999 88 41
Pinot Noir Telley Vineyards Rincon Vineyard   California 1999 90 50
Pinot Noir Turning Leaf   North Coast California 1994 83 6
Pinot Noir Turning Leaf Reserve North Coast California 2000 85 10
Pinot Noir Valley of the Moon   Carneros California 2001 87 20
Pinot Noir Valley of the Moon   Sonoma County California 2000 87 21
Pinot Noir Wild Horse   Central Coast California 1993 85 17
Pinot Noir Wild Horse   Central Coast California 1994 90 15
Pinot Noir Wild Horse   Central Coast California 2000 87 17
Pinot Noir Wild Horse Cheval Sauvage Santa Maria Valley California 2001 87 48
Pinot Noir WillaKenzie Estate   Oregon Oregon 1997 89 30
Pinot Noir WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Willamete Valley Oregon 1998 89 30
Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Joe Dobbes Signature Cuvee   Oregon 1996 90 48
Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Whole Cluster Willamete Valley Oregon 2003 87 15

NOTES.

Ratings are for wines which we have purchased in the United States, Canada or Great Britain, and we believe are available in one or another store in the larger cities in one or more of these three countries. There is, however, no attempt at constructing an exhaustive listing. The West Coast of the United States is one of the world's major producers of Pinot Noir wines, and obviously many more vineyards and varieties exist in that region. We are painfully aware that we will never have the time or resources to learn about them all.

(1) Ratings are given for wines personally tasted by Liane and Sergio Sismondo. Other people's recommendations are duly noted in our database but are not included in these listings. Generally, ratings under 80 indicate wine which has gone bad. Ratings between 80 and 89 are for wines which one would buy again.ratings of 90 and above are for excellent and "grand" wines.

(2) The approximate retail price we have found in the United States, Canada or Great Britain, converted to US Dollars. Where we have found significant discrepancies in price we have taken the lower price. We have rounded the figures to the nearest dollar.

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