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Wine Review: Viña Casa Marin “Cartagena” Pinot Noir 2004 (Chile)


Wow! This Pinot Noir from Chile is beautifully dark and seductive. A great value at $19.99. This might be the only Chilean Pinot Noir I’ve ever seen. Chile certainly has no Pinot heritage, so I’m guessing this winery’s foray into Pinot is very recent. Perhaps inspired to capitalize on the Sideways Pinot boom or just […]

Wine Review: Anthill Farms Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (2006 & 2007 Vintages)


The Anthill Farms Anderson Valley wines perfectly capture the character (okay, “terroir“) of the Anderson Valley. Try either vintage to understand what this wine region is all about. I’m not super-familiar with the story of Anthill Farms, but it seems they’re some young winemakers specializing in vineyard-designate Pinot Noir from Mendocino and Sonoma counties. Brian […]

Wine Review: Bogle Pinot Noir – 2007 Russian River: So Close, but Yet So Far


Let’s just get it out of the way. The Bogle 2007 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is ruined by an overwhelming buttery note. This wine has several other redeeming qualities, but they don’t outweigh the butter. I’ve started to despair of finding a sub-$20 Pinot Noir that’s worth drinking. Certainly sub-$15 is even tougher. My […]

Wine Review: Valle Perdido Pinot Noir 2008: Neuquen, Patagonia, Argentina


The 2008 Pinot Noir from Valle Perdido in Patagonia (Argentina!) is the second-best under-$15 Pinot Noir I’ve ever tried. It’s actually pretty good. But that doesn’t mean I would recommend you buy it. I purchased this bottle from K&L Wines in Redwood City, CA, in May 2009 for $11.99. Attractive label, screw cap. K&L’s description […]