Tasting notes, Feb. 4, 2023;Pinot Noir Challenge

                     Pinot Noir Challenge

2020 Michel Magien Bourgogne Côte d’Or
On sale for $32.99
Morey Saint Denis / Nuits / France
100% Pinot Noir
The fruit for Magien’s Bourgogne Côte d’Or comes from vineyards just outside of Morey Saint Denis. The resulting wine is full and bright, showcasing the dark fruit charm of the Cote de Nuits.
2019 Benton Lane
Pinot Noir
On sale for $24.99
Willamette Valley / Oregon / US
100% Pinot Noir
Sourced from estate sites in the southern Willamette Valley, Benton Lane’s Noir is born from old marine sedimentary soils. The wine is spicy and firm, leading with red and black cherry aromas and flavors. 
2018 Bouchard Savigny lès Beaune
On sale for $39.99
Savigny / Beaune / France
100% Pinot Noir
Bouchard Père & Fils was founded in 1731, and has established a unique and exceptional heritage. It relocated to the Château de Beaune in 1820, and its wines benefit from optimal aging conditions in the underground cellars of this 15th-century former royal fortress
2021 Presqu’ile
Pinot Noir
$26.99 / Case Price $21.60 
Santa Barbara / California / US
100% Pinot Noir
Presqu’ile produces an elegant, juicy style of Pinot Noir from hillside vineyards scattered throughout Santa Barbara. Fresh and immediate, this is a wine to enjoy now and over the next 2-3 years.
2019 Jadot (Domaine Gagey)“Les Drazey” On sale for $69.99Chambolle / Nuits / France
100% Pinot Noir
Sourced from a small parcel down the hill from the Grand Cru Bonnes Mares, Jadot’s Drazey bottling is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, a portion of which are first use.
2019 Peay Sea Scallop
$80 / Case Price $64
Sonoma Coast / California / USA
100% Pinot Noir
Sourced from vineyards very close to the Pacific Ocean, Peay’s Sea Scallop is so-named for the fossils one may find buried amongst the vines. Concentrated, but ultimately measured, the 2019 Scallop reveals new layers of fruit and spice with each taste.