Californian Pinot Noir 2009

Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Pinot Noir wines from the Californian 2009 vintage.

Highly drinkable yet in many cases ageworthy, the lauded 2009 California Pinot Noirs benefted from a mild winter and a cool summer – perfect for this temperamental grape. See Linda Murphy’s pick of the best Californian Pinot Noirs here…

Littorai, Sonoma Coast

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La Crema, Russian River Valley

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La Follette, Sonoma Coast

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Sebastiani, Sonoma Coast

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Saintsbury, Stanly Ranch, Carneros

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Frank Family Vineyards, Carneros

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Stubbs Vineyard, Marin County DeLoach

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Calera, Central Coast

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Brewer-Clifton, Santa Rita Hills

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