12 Standout California Pinot Noirs

Wine Spectator Online, New reviews of the 2013s from the North Coast, June 2015 If you fancy elegance and finesse, the 2013 California Pinots will be a welcome guest at your dinner table. Here we’ve selected some enticing bottlings from Sonoma, Mendocino and beyond. It’s a diverse lineup of established names and new faces, and includes an up-and-coming region for the grape. "BENZIGER Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Signaterra Bella Luna Vineyard 2013 Score: 90 | $49 Presents a complex dusty berry profile, with blueberry, wild blackberry, dried herb and cedar notes. The complex core of flavors gains depth, ending with firm, chewy tannins. Drink now through 2021. 809 cases made".—J.L.