Pinot Noir

Masút Pinot Noir 2012

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir Masút is a tribal word for “rich, dark earth.”  The inaugural vintage of Masút from brothers Ben and Jake Fetzer is like being enveloped in a rain forest. It’s rich dark cherries wrapped by dusky earthiness — elegant and primal simultaneously. […]

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Champagne A.R. Lenoble Brut Intense

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“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa Wine Harlots have intense love for Champagne A.R. Lenoble Brut Intense. This sparkler is lovely with notes of apple, pear and a hint of nectarine with a toasty finish. What to pair with Champagne? Bubbles work with most anything in the Wine Harlots opinion, so […]

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River Road 2012 Nouveau

River Road Vineyards 2012 Nouveau Rose of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Sonoma County

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay Rosé is a summer wine. Sure, I love rosé year-round. It’s an unexpected pairing for Thanksgiving dinner, and lovely chilling in white snow-drift. I love drinking rosé as the tender crocus and daffodils […]

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Sierra Madre Block 216 Pinot Noir 2009

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“Hold the bottle up to the light; you will see your dreams are always at the bottom.” – Rob Hutchison Sierra Madre Block 216 Pinot Noir is a dreamy bottle of wine. The pinot is fruit forward with tart cherries and black plums with a smooth and elegant finish. Wine Harlots favorite perfect pairing with pinot […]

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La Rochelle Pinot Noir

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“The rivalry is with yourself. I try to be better than is possible. I fight against myself, not against the other.” – Luciano Pavarotti In the La Rochelle Pinot Noir family, there’s no sibling rivalry between the wines, just good healthy competition. No black sheep in family here. The La Rochelle Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir […]

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Kramer Vineyards Sparkling Brut 2010

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“(Kr)america wants its respect.” — Tupac Shakur Kramer Vineyards gets mad respect from the Wine Harlots. Kramer Vineyards, a boutique winery in bucolic Gaston, Oregon, Kramer is commemorating 30 years of winemaking this year. And what better way to celebrate than with a couple bottles of Kramer Vineyards Sparkling Brut 2010. The wine is utterly […]

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Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir

bottle shot of Pepperwood Grove pinot noir a red Chilean wine from Don Sebastini and Dons

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” — Frank Zappa   Writing about wine is like a fish riding a bicycle. (Ok. I know. That doesn’t make a lick of sense, not even in Zappaland, but you get what you pay for here at Wine Harlots). If you want good sense and exquisite writing, […]

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Archery Summit Premier Cuvée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010

Archery Summit Premier Cuvée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010  “The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” -- Henry Miller

“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” — Henry Miller Mysterious, magnificent, delicious and delectable are all words that are apt to describe the Archery Summit Premier Cuvée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010. Give the wine a half-hour […]

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Iron Horse Chinese Cuvée 2007

bottle shot of Iron Horse Vineyard initial release of Chinese Cuvee a sparkling wine designed to celebrate the Chinese New Year -- Year of the Dragon. The bottle is emerald green with a gold label and red capsule of the Chinese flag with a lucky fan with the chinese kanji for dragon

“The dragons begin to speak. Ying and Yang are commingled.” The Yuan Kien Lei Han Welcome the Dragon! Today is the first day of Year of the Dragon, which is considered the luckiest year in the Chinese zodiac. Wine Harlots were born in the year of the Dragon, so this year portends to be an […]

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Veramonte Ritual Pinot Noir 2009

bottle shot of Varamonte Ritual Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley Chile a great QPR great price value wine

“Ritual is necessary for us to know anything.” – Ken Kesey “Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton   Two things. Gilbert, I’m in with destroying the corn, but let’s save the wine for drinking, okay? And Ken, I’ve had the Ritual […]

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