Country: United States
Wine After Dry Januaryby Andy Neather
On Marginalityby Charlie Leary
The Curse Of Bordeauxby Andy Neather
What Are Americans Drinking?by Farrah Berrou
2019 Angeline Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California( £19.99, 13.8%, Aitken Wines, Askew Wines, Cheers Wine Merchants, Flagship Wines, Framlington Wines, Harris Wines, New Forest Wines, Seven Cellars, St Andrews Wines, Stroud Wines )
It’s rare to find really good Californian Pinot Noir under £20 a bottle, especially if it comes from the ultra-trendy Russian River area. This is elegant, precise and very lightly oaked, with aromas of fennel and sweet baking spices, a palate of wild strawberry and goji berries, silky tannins and the supporting acidity that you’d expect from a region with cool Pacific influence. Fantastic value.
The Warrior Mentalityby Clare Tooley MW
A Bag Of Tricksby Margaret Rand
2019 The Society's Exhibition Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, California( £14.95, 13.5%, The Wine Society )
We Pinot Noir lovers are always looking for great value examples of our favourite red grape, but I think it’s fair to say that we don’t often find them in California. That’s what makes this example from Schug Cellars in the sprawling Sonoma Coast appellation such an exciting discovery. Bright, spicy and enticingly perfumed, with a hint of oak, red cherry and wild strawberry fruit, tangy acidity and textured, fine-grained tannins.