Results For Pinot Noir


One of the finest wines of the vintage, this is simply a spectacular effort that has captured every bit of the potential it originally displayed in cask. Restrained and backward nose of a fantastically complex mix of blackberries, spice, cedar, soy, anise and dried herbs followed by full-bodied, multi-layered flavors of amazing length. Opulent and lavish yet all remains exquisitely balanced and this is astonishingly precise. A real stunner of a wine that is as classy and graceful as they come. As good and classy as the ’02 if not quite as structured. 96 Points. 2016+.


Antonio Galloni – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous, April 2012

The 2009 Nuits St. Georges Les Pruliers captures the essence of the year in its rich, voluptuous personality. This is an especially dense, powerful Pruliers. The heat of the vintage has smoothed out some of the angular contours that are often present in young wines from this site. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.

Burghound – Burghound, January 2012

92? points. A very somber and inexpressive nose features intensely earth and moderately sauvage aromas of brooding dark berry fruit and violets that precede the rich, full-bodied and overtly powerful flavors that are very Nuits in character. There is a seductively velvet character to the complex, robust and muscular finish that is mildly rustic but wonderfully persistent. Even so, the depth of material here is very impressive and this should be outstanding in due time.


Pierre Boillot is a rare master of both the Côtes de Beaune and the Côtes de Nuits–not only does he have the vineyards but also the savoir-faire and skill. Pierre inherited this domaine from his father Lucien, whose name it still carries. Pierre worked together with his brother Louis for years, but a few years ago they parted ways and split up the family holdings. Pierre’s talent has become much more evident as he has had full control over this domaine, and in addition to retaining the original cellars in Gevrey-Chambertin, Pierre has instituted a rigorous revitalizing of the soils and vines in all of his vineyards.


The Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a blend sourced from seven vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley. The unique sites chosen for this blend each contribute distinct layers of complexity to the aromatics, flavors and textures of the finished wine. On the nose, the wine leads with notes of red raspberry and ripe cherry.  Spices like cinnamon and nutmeg also mingle with the fruit bouquet.  The flavors on the palate are balanced and pure, and reinforcing the aromas, there are characteristics like ripe cherry, raspberry, black currant and cola.   The wine’s crisp acidity adds a refreshing quality to the lingering finish.

The Russian River Valley blend represents the unique characteristics of the appellation that set it apart from other growing regions.  This wine is defined by its rich weight and texture and by the dark fruit profile commonly associated with the Russian River Valley.


Winemakers Notes:

Yamhill Cuvée has an aroma profile that consists of red fruits, minerals, spice, earth, and hint of French Oak. The palate offers youthful tannins and balanced acidity which lead to a smooth and graceful finish. It is approachable in its youth, while maintaining the elegance and finesse of a Domaine Serene Pinot Noir.


Sexy aromas of black raspberry, cinnamon, minerals and potpourri. Precise and vibrant on the palate, with good nervy cut to its intense flavors of candied red berries and spicecake. Still youthfully taut but shows excellent potential. Turns more floral with air, finishing with tangy grip and a lingering hint of Asian spices.


winemaker’s notes:
As refreshing as liquid fruit salad in a glass, this wine opens with vibrant and explosive aromas of cherry and raspberry that leap from the glass. Flavors mirror aromas of red and dark fruits, hibiscus and melon highlighted by leathery cigar and tobacco overtones. The mouthfeel is soft, juicy and well-rounded with fresh acidity. The velvety tannins focus on a silky mouthwatering finish, inviting the second sip. Meant to drink young.
alcohol by volume: 12.5%

critical acclaim:
“Fresh and straightforward, this wine’s strawberry scent is grounded by a fine, earthy background. The whole-cluster fermentation reflects the style of a Beaujolais in its simple attack and brisk acidity. A charming red for chilling.

Best Buy
90 Points
Wine & Spirits


Domaine Guillot-Broux is a 16 hectare certified organic vineyard in the Macon. The vines can be found thriving on three separate appellations within the Macon; Cruzille, Grévilly and Chardonnay. Winemaker Emmanuel Guillot-Broux makes quintessential high-quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay in northern Burgundy. The vines are on eastern facing slopes that mainly consist of clay and limestone with a subsoil of compact blue clay. With vines producing between 30 and 55 hectoliters a hectare, the dense planting of the vines increases competition between the vines, making the fruit in each grape highly concentrated. Emmanuel’s goal is to have as few grapes per vine naturally; this increases the concentration of flavors and the balance of the wine.

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