Pinot Noir blog articles

25 Jul 2018

Excellent value on this high scoring Pinot Noir

Excellent value on this high scoring Pinot Noir

Sometimes when you see a Pinot Noir on the shelf for under $20 you think to yourself it must not be very good.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

16 Jul 2018

2017 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is here and it is exceptional

2017 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is here and it is exceptional

Greatness is measured in consistency, where a product is produced year in and year out that is superior in quality, with little deviation from one vintage to the next.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

19 Jun 2018

Tremendous value on this award winning Kiwi Pinot Noir

Tremendous value on this award winning Kiwi Pinot Noir

Kiwi Pinot Noir has now firmly established itself as a very reputable player on the world Pinot Noir stage, from inexpensive to premium.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

08 Jun 2018

2014 Moorooduc Pinot Noir - an exceptional Pinot Noir from Australia's Mornington Peninsula

2014 Moorooduc Pinot Noir - an exceptional Pinot Noir from Australia's Mornington Peninsula

This Aussie region near Melbourne, surrounded by cool ocean, has put Australia in the Pinot Noir game.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

04 May 2018

Very Impressive Central Otago Pinot Noir

Very Impressive Central Otago Pinot Noir

Maude is a new producer for us so we had no preconceived ideas when we tried their 2016 Pinot Noir.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

05 Jan 2018

The best sub $15 Pinot we have seen in a long time

The best sub $15 Pinot we have seen in a long time

This is the second release of this wine under the guidance of young French winemaker Baptiste Cuvelier, and the first since the inaugural 2012 vintage.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

01 Jan 2018

Another terrific Pinot Noir value from Central Otago

Another terrific Pinot Noir value from Central Otago

Last year the 2014 vintage of the Mud House Pinot Noir was a Wine Spectator Top 100.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

16 Jun 2017

Great deal on this Pinot from Central otago

Great deal on this Pinot from Central otago

Finding well-made Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Central Otago region at under $20 is not an easy task.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

20 Feb 2017

Exceptional Chilean Pinot Noir

Exceptional Chilean Pinot Noir

Chilean Pinot Noir has made huge strides in our market over the past decade and one of the leaders in this surge has been Cono Sur.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

26 Sep 2015

The biggest value in Pinot Noirs is currently coming from New Zealand

The biggest value in Pinot Noirs is currently coming from New Zealand

When you are looking for great value on Pinot Noir, New Zealand offers it in droves.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

29 Dec 2014

Outstanding Value on a Kiwi Pinot

Outstanding Value on a Kiwi Pinot

We really like Pinot Noir and when we can find one that is solid and at a great price we get pretty excited.

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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

08 Aug 2014

A lot of Pinot Noir for the money, and definitely worth it.

A lot of Pinot Noir for the money, and definitely worth it.

Everybody loves Pinot Noir, but Pinot gets expensive quickly. For good reason consumers have learned to be suspicious of the inexpensive versions.


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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

24 Mar 2014

A delicious new world style Pinot from a cooler corner of South Africa

A delicious new world style Pinot from a cooler corner of South Africa

South Africa has a few cooler climate spots with producers that specialize in Burgundian grapes.



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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

19 Mar 2014

A revisit on this top Otago Pinot with a few extra vintages under its belt

A revisit on this top Otago Pinot with a few extra vintages under its belt

The Otago region of New Zealand has gone from about zero to full speed in what seems like 15 years and is now recognized the world over as being a quality wine producing region.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

24 Feb 2014

Our best (only?) Pinot Noir from Tasmania.

Our best (only?) Pinot Noir from Tasmania.

Many people have never tried a Tasmanian wine, those who have probably tried a delicious sparkling that could pass for a fairly expensive Champagne.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

01 Feb 2014

A true meeting of Old World and New World winemaking

A true meeting of Old World and New World winemaking

Kiwi Pinot Noir has now established itself as a well priced go to red wine.

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Posted by Gregg   00:00:00

25 Jan 2013

Outstanding Pinot Noir for under $20

Outstanding Pinot Noir for under $20

We love good Pinot Noir. The only thing better than really good Pinot Noir is really good Pinot Noir costing way less than it should in terms of its quality.

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Posted by John Gorman   00:00:00

15 Oct 2012

The Better Half does the winemaking in this household

The Better Half does the winemaking in this household

What happens when two Kiwi winemakers get married? The Better Half of course...

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Posted by Gregg Phillips   00:00:00

05 Jun 2012

New Zealand's top Pinot Noir producer?

New Zealand's top Pinot Noir producer?

Ata Rangi was one of the pioneers of Kiwi Pinot Noir.

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Posted by Libby   00:00:00

10 Jan 2012

Daniel Schuster Waipara Pinot Noir 2008

Daniel Schuster Waipara Pinot Noir 2008

Daniel Schuster has been around the block, from his eastern European roots, to making wine in the old South Africa, to consulting in Italy, and his own winery in New Zealand...



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Posted by Oliver   00:00:00

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