TP3: There will be Pinot…

Welcome to binNotes’ Thursday Pic 3. This week’s picks: A plethora of Pinots for your perusal.

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Ken Wright Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2010 – Willamette Valley, OREGON

Earthy, peaty, smokey kilt-flapper. Definite poker-night with a cigar-chaser pour.

Available at Total Wine: $24.99

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Calcareous Twisted Sisters Pinot Noir 2010 – Paso Robles, CA

Unctuous, ultra-pigmented Paso Pinot. Sure Sunday dinner crowd-pleaser.

Available at Total Wine: $19.99

Martin Ray Angeline California Pinot Noir 2011Russian River Valley, CA

Proof that Pinot CAN pair with pizza. Super-accessible AND affordable sipper.

Available at Total Wine: $10.99

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BONUS PICK:

WillaKenzie Estate Estate Grown Pinot Meunier* 2010 – Willamette Valley, OREGON.   Available through WillaKenzie Estates: $26

This light, lilting, little outside-the-box bijou beguiles any meal.

*(“Meunier” means ‘miller’ in French – named for dusting of white, similar to flour in appearance, on this grape’s under leaves.)

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