9 California Pinot Noir Bargains

New Pinots from Santa Barbara County, Sonoma, Monterey and beyond that deliver the goods at down-to-earth prices

9 California Pinot Noir Bargains
La Crema's Monterey vineyards get abundant sunshine, tempered by fog and cool air from the nearby Pacific. (Courtesy of La Crema)
Jul 29, 2019

Finding affordable Pinot Noir from California is no easy task, so we take special note when a wine overdelivers on quality for the price. This week, we've rounded up some of the best bargains from recent blind tastings, with nine Golden State Pinot Noirs for $35 or less.

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