Pinot Noir

Wine of the Week: Sojourn Pinot a svelte beaut from Sonoma Coast

Sojourn Cellars ignites the senses, and all of our cliches, with this sublime Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast.

Who’s gonna ride your wild (Pinot) horses?

As we're wont to say when nursing a two-buck Chuck in our Dixie cups with pinky finger extended James Lipton style: This terroir speaks to me.

Santa Lucia!

Recently La Rochelle sent Stark Insider some bottles. And wouldn't you know it. Once again, the Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot again effortlessly acquitted itself with class.

Wine Review: Waterstone 2009 Pinot Noir Carneros

Terroir is always a popular topic of discussion whenever oenophiles gather. Does soil imprint a unique flavor profile on wines? Or is the matter more likely in the hands of the winemaker?

Stark Sips: Silver Oak Cellars

By Napa Cab standards, the prices ($70 Alexander Valley, $110 Napa Valley) aren't earth shattering expensive. Sure, they're likely not daily drinkers for most of us. But you get tier 1 quality here at not necessarily tier 1 prices.

Wine of the Week: Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley

At $27 this Napa Valley Pinot is a wonderful every day wine. Robert Mondavi Winery has been farming the variety since 1969, and the experience shows.
Loni Stark listens to Bob Zucker of Furthermore Wines talk about his passion for Pinot.

Stark Sips: Pinot on the River (Sonoma wine tasting)

The annual Pinot on the River is billed as the full immersion Pinot experience, and it did not disappoint. Cowboys, kids, and oenophiles were out in full force, enjoying a jaw-droppingly gorgeous setting.

2006 Artesa Pinot Noir, Carneros (92 pts, $25)

A few months back I wrote about the '07 Artesa Chardonnay (91 pts, $20) which is a nice white, great bang for the buck. At the time, while enjoying a tasting flight in Artesa's scenic, glassy members area, we were deciding between a case of that or the Pinot....