Pinot Noir's under $25

A to Z and Ponzi's Tavola bottling, both from Oregon. The excellent 2010 Ponzi should be fairly easy to find. In the new edition of WS they gave 91 to Elk Cove. They are calling it a $29 wine but I'm guessing you will be able to find it for a few dollars less.

I think the "Tous Ensemble" bottling from Copain in CA might be at your price point, and I think that's a very nice Pinot.
At this lower price point my pinot preference tends towards Cali over Burgundy, as I feel you have to spend more to drink decent burg.
My favorites:
Calera (especially their 35th anniversary bottling)
Morgan (Twelve Clones bottling is at this price point)
Melville (more of a Burgundy style than Cali)
Greywacke (New Zealand)
The 2010 Lange (Oregon) for $25 is really good. I'd agree with the Calera (CA) 35th Anniversary bottling recommendation ($24ish). I was recently impressed with the 2011 Belle Glos Meiomi (CA), which I found for $18. It is by the same family that makes Caymus and has their signature vanilla note.

I'd generally recommend Siduri as they are consistently good. Loring too for that matter, but it is usually a full-throttle CA style.

Happy Hunting!
Another one you might try if you find it is the Benton Lane WV Pinot. It's usually around $20 and a few vintages have been really good values at that price point. I don't see it/try it year-in and year-out though, so can't speak personally to the consistency of it.
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'09 Villa Mt. Eden Sonoma County PN - $19.99 in Atlanta before discount.

'09 Sean Minor 4 Bears PN - $17.99 when you can find it.

Both are exceptional, complex PNs at this price point.


Kybo, that 09 4 bears was really nice. We went through about a case and a half. Fantastic QPR.
Just got this email from ...
http://www.ultimatewineshop.com/

I am not associated with this outlet - this is a great value...


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Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir 2011
California

"Dark and rich, showing toasty mocha oak flavors, with a beam of wild berry, raspberry, cola, vanilla and spice. Long on the finish. Drink now through 2020."
92 Points Wine Spectator


Suggested Retail Price $29.99
Our Regular Price $22.49
Sale Price: $17.69 Fantastic!
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You know Rivers-Marie is about 25 bucks and they're delish...

hook a fellow Angeleno up and let me know where!?!
Sorry man...
I got my hookup from hippomon..

No hurt feelings, I know that's the release price on the Sonoma Coast bottling, haven't made the mailing list quite yet (and from what they've put out on their website doesn't look like there will be any new additions in the next year or two)

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