The greatest grape in the world? Most say it is Pinot Noir. The most expensive wines in the world are Pinot Noirs which also backs this statement up. You don’t have to pay a fortune to enjoy a delicious Pinot Noir. We selected the best Pinot Noirs of 2022 that may be unnoticed by you yet worth trying today.
Greg Brewer's idea of producing world-class wines from California's Sta. Rita Hills appellation gave birth to Brewer-Clifton. Brewer pays respect to France while crafting his own style that is uniquely Californian by focusing on the Burgundian foundations of Pinot Noir. The resulting wine embodies the power, heritage, and richness of the Sta. Rita Hills, which has become Brewer-signature Clifton's style. Don't waste any more time if you haven't tried this one.
On the nose, this wine has luscious black cherry, boysenberry, and intense hibiscus scents, as well as star anise. Pinches of oregano, thyme, and pine needle add to the deep and dark strawberry notes, which are complemented by a red-plum tang.
The Sonoma Coast appellation produces the 2017 Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir. The goal for this blend is to create a wine that is faithful to the Copain style of being a refined expression of Pinot Noir, but that is a little easier to drink right away. On the nose, there are traces of pomegranate and anise, with strawberry and black tea emerging as the wine opens out. The fine grain tannin and nervy acidity in this wine give it tension on the entrance.
Raspberry, red plum and blood orange notes abound in La Crema Pinot Noir. This red wine has a thick, velvety texture and is well-balanced with sharp acidity and somewhat spicy wood. It's ideal for any occasion.
The red fruit flavors of cranberry, cherry, and pomegranate are immediately noticeable. This wine has earth and baking spice notes, as well as delicate tannins and a savory aftertaste. This Pinot Noir wine scored 94 points and was designated an Editor's Choice in June 2020.
The dark garnet Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir red wine has a vivid cherry, strawberry, and raspberry fruit with delicate earthy undertones laced with cola and faint spice nuances. A flavor of vanilla and a smooth, toasted finish comes from oak aging. Kendall-Jackson has been dedicated to creating only the highest quality wines from grapes produced in California's cold coastal vineyards since 1982. They carefully match each grape varietal's climate and soil type, then supervise each vineyard lot through the whole winemaking process. Their trademark rich layers of flavor mixed with exquisite balance have earned them a world-renowned reputation for wines that constantly display their proprietary approach to winemaking.
On the nose, the Bennett Valley Cellars Bin 6410 Pinot Noir 2019 has roasted hazelnut notes, which are followed by the typical scents of blackberry, cherry, and raspberry fruit that this wine is known for. Rich fruit and a clean crisp finish complement the spice tones and tannins from the oak on the palate. With birds, smoked meats, hard cheeses, and nearly any grilled meat, this medium-bodied Pinot Noir is a great match.
Fresh cranberry, Bing cherries, warm raspberries, and spicy blackberries mingle with pomegranate on the palate with underbrush, gritty soil, amaro, and lemon peel on the nose of La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir. Do your taste buds a favor and drink this wine as soon as possible.
This Pinot Noir has a garnet ruby color and an incredible fragrance of wildflowers. It has powerful black cherry notes with juicy plum undertones. Tannins of the medium body lead to a savory cherry chocolate liqueur taste.
Bright cherry scents are blended with flavors of wild strawberries and black tea in the Monterey Pinot Noir. On the palate, there are juicy black cherry flavors and cola aromas, as well as toasted wood, vanilla, and well-balanced tannins. A lengthy finish is achieved by a velvety texture.