For fans of Pinot Noir, finding a nice bottle for a good price isn’t easy.  Luckily, our tasting panel has discovered a handful of bottle which deliver a price to taste ratio that will make you smile.  Cheers and enjoy!

Erath 2016 Pinot Noir

Grape(s): Pinot Noir

Region: Oregon, USA

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

Lots of dark cherry and plum aromas meld with allusions of brown spice, cola, and black tea on the nose. Flavors of cherries, plums, and strawberries open up into traces of tea, herbs, and caramel on the palate. Offering plush tannins and a balanced acidity, it’s a sold, classically styled Pinot for around $15.

Rating: 89

Martin Ray 2016 Pinot Noir

Grape(s): Pinot Noir

Region: Sonoma County, Ca

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

A mix of strawberries, cherries, and pomegranates mingle among notes of cola, sage, and nutmeg on the nose. With a sip, flavors of red cherry, strawberry, and pomegranate flow into elements of sage, toasty spice, and vanilla. A food-friendly acidity and polished tannins make it a good match for turkey burgers.

Rating: 90

Cherry Pie “Three Counties” 2016 Pinot Noir

Grape(s): Pinot Noir

Region: California

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

The nose offers up aromas of strawberries, cherries, and plums, alongside traces of earth, oak, and cola. Flavors of cherry, strawberry, and plum come together among nuances of earth, oak, and cola on the palate. A good body and nice acidity make this a bottles to open with pork tenderloin.

Rating: 89

Cline 2017 Pinot Noir

Grape(s): Pinot Noir

Region: Sonoma County, Ca

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

Aromatics of cherries and strawberries combine with elements of cola, earth, and spring flowers on the nose. Ripe strawberry and cherry flavors play among notes of herbs, floral earth, and cola on the palate. Good body and nice acidity make this an ideal food wine. Enjoy when you serve wild mushroom risotto.

Rating: 89