18 top Californian Pinot Noirs

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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...
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Californian pinot noir, Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs
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Schramsberg, Blanc de Noirs (multi region) 2008

Schramsberg, Blanc de Noirs (multi region) 2008
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Discreet, but ripe strawberry nose. Sleek and medium-bodied, exhibiting fresh, ripe strawberry fruit, with no heaviness, and a long finish.
Price £26 Solent Cellar, The Vineyard Cellars
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 12.7%

Californian pinot noir, Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs
Californian pinot noir, Au Bon Climat
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