- posted 14 years ago
The April 2006 issue of Decanter gives results for a tasting of 197 North American Pinot Noirs. Those of you who follow Decanter likely are well aware that the UK taste and the US taste for N American wines often seems to differ considerably. The panel found 2 outstanding(Decanter award), 13 very good to excellent(highly recommended), 106 good(recommended), 62 fair( and 14 poor wines. One of the two outstanding wines was Argyle Nuthouse Oregon 2003, and they did not have a UK price for this. The other outstanding wine wasWente, Reliz Creek Reserve, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County 2003 ! It sells for 12.99 to 14.25 Pounds in the UK. In contrast, they rated Domaine Drouhin, Laurene 2001 two steps down as only recommended, and it sells for 33 Pounds in the UK. There were 10 tasters on the panel, with 3 being MW.