12 Pinot Noirs to Explore California

New reviews of Golden State Pinot Noirs from Sonoma, Napa, Santa Barbara and beyond, up to 91 points

12 Pinot Noirs to Explore California
Domaine Carneros is widely known for its sparkling wines, but it also makes Pinot Noirs from its 400 acres of estate vineyards in Carneros.
Nov 2, 2020

Pinot Noir isn't made in just one part of the Golden State. This week’s selection highlights impressive wines from California appellations as far north as Mendocino's Anderson Valley to southern reaches like Santa Barbara's Sta. Rita Hills, plus everything in between.

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