need help choosing an American Pinot Noir


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need help choosing an American Pinot Noir

akowit | Oct 2, 2007 07:38 PM

At our occasional nice dinners out, my SO and I will order a red Burgundy (some favorites were a 1998 J.L. Trapet Latricieres-Chambertin, a Lafarge Volnay 1997, some kind of 2000 Vosne Romanee Les Suchots, and an incredible Romanee St.Vivant), and once we had a great New Zealand PN. But a restaurant we're headed to seems to downplay Burgundies in favor of American PNs (in terms of # of offerings), so that seems like the way to go. I know absolutely nothing about them. Here are some from the list. Do any of these sound good, maybe Burgundian in style?

Morgan Winery, "Double L Vineyards," Santa Lucia Highlands 2004
Patz & Hall, "Hyde Vineyard," Carneros 2004
Argyle Reserve Series "Nuthouse", Willamette Valley 2004
Domaine Drouhin, "Laurene," Willamette Valley, Oregon 2003
Calera, Selleck Vineyard, Mount Harlan Vineyard 2001
Archery Summit "Red Hills Estate," Oregon 2002
La Crema "Nine Barrel," Russian River Valley 2004

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