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Tasting Highlights: California Pinot Noir

15 new California Pinot Noirs from some of the state's top producers, and a rare outstanding California Pinotage
James Laube
Posted: September 15, 2008


A range of Pinot Noirs shows both the promise and the difficulty of California when it comes to this finicky variety: Price is not a clear predictor of quality. Peter Michael's 2006 Moulin Rouge Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir demonstrates the winery's ability to excel in the Santa Lucia Highlands with this grape.

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