California Pinot Noir

Vineyard by vineyard, dedicated vintners are pushing the frontiers of Pinot terroir and driving up quality
James Laube
Issue: December 15, 2006

Over the past decade, California Pinot Noir has risen from being a wine likely to frustrate and disappoint to being one of the Golden State's most inspiring varietals. It's a turnaround that has brought a profusion of riveting wines and elevated California Pinot Noir to the world wine stage, with quality close on the heels of the grand reds of Burgundy.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2006.

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