8 East Coast Pinot Noirs To Try


1. Corcoran Vineyards


14635 Corkys Farm Ln, Waterford, Virginia 20197
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Grown for them locally in Loudoun County, this Pinot Noir is bursting with dark cherry flavors and rich in tannins. Nice with grilled beef or mushrooms.

2. Ankida Ridge Vineyards


1304 Franklin Creek Rd, Amherst, Virginia 24521
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This Pinot Noir shows classic Burgundian character with notes of raspberry, old spice and sandalwood on the nose. A lush, round mouthfeel offers black cherry and cassis that combines with kirsch and pink peppercorn, with a long, balanced finish.

3. Duck Walk Vineyards


44535 Route 25 Southold, NY/ 231 Montauk Highway, Watermill, NY, Southold, New York 11971
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This Pinot Noir opens with wild berries, raspberries, rose petals and smokey cedar on the nose. On the palate you get hints of darker fruit, cedar and dried cherries. This pairs wonderfully with pork, duck and hard aged cheese.

4. Ox-Eye Vineyards


44 Middlebrook Ave, Staunton, Virginia 24401
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Dry and unfiltered. Light bodied and smoky, with notes of black currant and violet. Lovely with duck, lamb, moussaka and hearty soups.

5. Afton Mountain Vineyards


234 Vineyard Ln, Afton, Virginia 22920
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A delicate Burgundy-style wine, our Pinot Noir includes fruit from vines originally planted in 1978.

6. Gabriele Rausse Winery


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Supple notes of wild red berry and spice on the nose. Refreshing minerality and acidity on the finish.

7. Chateau Morrisette Winery


287 Winery Rd SW, Floyd, Virginia 24091
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This lighter-bodied yet boldly flavored red wine has enticing aromas of pie cherries and strawberries. Nuances of strawberry continue on the palate, augmented by silky tannins and a hint of smoke. The long finish is reminiscent of culinary herbs and baking spices, making this wine very food-friendly.

8. Blue Ridge Vineyard


1027 Shiloh Dr, Eagle Rock, Virginia 24085
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Ageless vines sometimes produce a memorable Pinot Noir, which is sold immediately, often to folks who would like to buy the whole barrel.

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