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10 Dazzling California Pinot Noirs

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Chalone, which makes wine from many cool-climate grapes like Pinot Noir, has its own namesake AVA in Monterey County.
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Chalone, which makes wine from many cool-climate grapes like Pinot Noir, has its own namesake AVA in Monterey County.
James Laube
Posted: June 11, 2018


There's a full playground of California Pinot Noir out there. The grape has a reputation for being finicky and hard to grow, but when in the right place, Pinot Noir excels. Six of our 10 picks today hit the 90-point mark, and they are affordable, ranging from $23 to $36. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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