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May 2018

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Pinot Noir is once again in the spotlight this May, and the number of high-quality local efforts has never been so high. Over 150 new offerings are surveyed in these pages and include collectable bottlings from some of the most prized names in the business such as Blue Farm, Donum, Dutton-Goldfield, Kistler, Three Sticks, Testarossa and Williams Selyem as well a fine bunch of tasty, more modestly priced wines that hit the mark for good value. Pinot Noir fans have never had it so good.

Soaring popular interest may have led to a proliferation of substandard bottlings of Merlot and Syrah when they were they were, for a period of time, the marketplace darlings of their day, but Pinot Noir has not suffered the same fate even as consumer thirst continues unchecked, and well-made examples can be found throughout the price spectrum.

A handful of newly arrived, recent Pinot Gris releases get attention this month as well, some of which are refreshing, heat-beating quaffs that will make ideal drinking in the warm months ahead, while others show the variety's more serious side.

Priceworthy picks in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay are featured in this edition of Best Buys and serve as happy reminders that a lower price does not always mean a lesser wine.




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