8 California Pinots for the Holiday Table

New reviews of go-to reds for your end-of-year dinner parties
8 California Pinots for the Holiday Table
Wrath specializes in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc from Monterey. (Chris Leschinsky)
Nov 19, 2018

The food-friendly and versatile Pinot Noir should be on your grocery list for all your upcoming holiday and end-of-year dinner celebrations. Even the most staunchly particular wine drinkers won't turn their nose up at a glass of one of these eight picks from California. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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