Stephen Brook give his verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Pinot Noirs wines from California.

From an auspicious start in the 1970s, Californian winemakers learned from the Burgundy masters and fine-tuned their style. Price and availability outside of the US is an issue, but many are well worth seeking out. See Stephen Brook’s top 18 Californian Pinot Noirs as featured in Decanter’s California 2013 guide here…

Californian pinot noir, Hanzell

Hanzell, Sonoma 2008

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Points 93
Californian pinot noir, Flowers Sonoma Coast

Flowers, Sonoma Coast 2010

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Points 91
Californian pinot noir, Schug Carneros

Schug, Carneros 2009

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Points 88
Californian pinot noir, Hahn

Hahn (multi region) 2011

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Points 86

  • Larry Varni

    No Kosta Browne, Pisoni, Longoria, Sea Smoke, Paul Lato,William Selyem, Rochioli, Hobbs, Sanford, and on and on…..