Our Favorite Regions For Pinot Noir

A well-made California Pinot Noir tastes great with almost any food you throw at it. Plus, these wines are often friendly and light on their feet – so they’re easy reds to love, no matter how hot it gets outside.

Scroll down to learn about a few of our favorite regions for great California Pinot Noir, or head straight to the sale now.

 

Sonoma
This beloved region boasts a seemingly endless list of acclaimed AVAs (American Viticultural Areas), including the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley. The Russian River Valley is a particular favorite of ours for its cool climate, which produces elegant, more Burgundian Pinot Noirs.

Carneros
Also known as “Los Carneros” (“the rams”), this region stretches across the southern portions of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. It is especially well suited to Pinot Noir cultivation because its cool climate allows the grapes to develop the acidity they need.

Santa Barbara
Some feel that Santa Barbara’s cool, foggy coastal vineyards are the perfect place to grow extremely high-quality Pinot Noir. This is Pinot Noir at its finest: complex, sophisticated, and highly evolved.

…And those are just a few of our favorites! Winemakers are creating incredible Pinot Noir all over California. To find a great bottle on sale today, choose something from our Top 11 list, or come ask our friendly sales staff to show you something delicious.

 View our entire California Pinot Noir selection here!