I'm new here! Hello!
I like Pinot Noir's that are noticeably oaky and have spice.
To be more specific, my favorite wines of all time are the Domaine Newman Beaune ones. I like almost everything Domaine Newman does.
The problem with them is that they are rather expensive and I can't really justify getting more than 1 bottle every few months.
I have asked at local wine stores (I live in Louisiana--so Martin's Wine Celler) a few times to recommend wines that are like the Beaune's above but more affordable. I have done this several times with different staff, and each time when I take it home and drink it I think it is okayish but not really exactly what I was looking for.
Maybe it is just impossible and I should just resign myself to drinking yuckier stuff most of the time. But I thought I'd see if the wine spectator community had any recommendations.
Ideally, "affordable" here means under $25. If you can go even lower than that, though, by all means do so and I won't be offended...
Thanks for any advice!