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Great Alternatives to the Wine Spectator 100 When They Are Sold Out

Every year it's like Christmas when Wine Spectator's list of Top 100 Wines come out. The downside, however, is that these wines frequently get sold out. This leave us all feeling a bit helpless as we click link after link that leads to "sold out" screens on various wine sites.
Well, we've put together a list of comparable, highly-rated wines for each of the Pinot Noir in Wine Spectator's list.
Have a look and enjoy some great new wines to try!

Alternative Wines for Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2012

Rank: 8
If you need to find alternatives to this ruby colored, floral wine with hints of red spice, look no further than the below.

La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2012 ($19.99) >

1aA balanced style, with a mix of ripe berry, plum and light creamy oak. The tannins are laced with crushed rock and cedar details. This outstanding vintage gave us a complex nose that offers up both savory and sweet tones; ripe plum and forest floor aromas are highlighted by notes of violet and cocoa powder. On the palate, pomegranate and blackberry take center stage, highlighted by notes of anise and mocha. The well-integrated acidity and fine-grained tannins create an elegantly structured wine.

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Gallo Signature Series Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2012 ($28.99) >

1bComplex aromas and flavors of cherry, pomegranate, boysenberry and lavender are hallmarks of our Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. Well-integrated notes of oak and vanilla from barrel aging complement a soft, silky mouthfeel to create a rich expression of this renowned Pinot region along the Central Coast.

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Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir 2012 ($31.99) >

1cThis lusciously juicy Pinot Noir is redolent with raspberry and black cherry aromas and flavors enhanced with hints of smoke and exotic spice. It is medium-bodied with bright acidity and a broad richness of even-tempered tannin that stretches into a long finish.

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Alternative Wines for Soter Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton District Mineral Springs Ranch 2012

Rank: 17
Find similar wines below if you are so fond of these juicy cherry, black cherry and gentle spice flavors that glide quickly over polished tannins into a long and vivid finish.

Solena Estate Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2012 ($22.99) >

2aDeep bright red color. Strawberry raspberry jam- a powerful fruity nose with a hint of violet. The brightness show up front the vivacity of the fruit with layers of black and red cherry. The structure is round with just enough tannin characteristic to age very well on a light creamy coffee roast finish.

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St. Innocent Justice Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 ($52.99) >

2bDense red and dark red berry aromas mix with mint and sweet ground spice and red floral aroma to create a heady and seductive nose. Crisp and precise berry flavors flood your palate and them merge with the spice notes and expand across your tongue and palate along with the wine's juicy acidity and broad texture.

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Bethel Heights Aeolian Pinot Noir 2012 ($39.99) >

2cAromas of black berry, black currant, plum and sandalwood over hints of orange zest and pine resin. On the palate, flavors of black cherry, and blueberry with hints of black pepper and oak spice. These flavors meld over a dense core of nervy acidity and fine-grained tannins, giving the wine both tension and vivacity. This wine has the concentration to age gracefully over the next 10 years.

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Alternative Wines for Emeritus Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Hallberg Ranch 2011

Rank: 26
Check out the listed related products if you are looking for the blend of the finest lots from our premier Russian River Valley vineyards, our MacMurray Estate Vineyards 2012 Russian River Valley Reserve Pinot Noir shows the depth and versatility of this extraordinary region.

MacMurray Ranch Russian River Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 ($39.99) >

3aA blend of the finest lots from our premier Russian River Valley vineyards, our MacMurray Estate Vineyards 2012 Russian River Valley Reserve Pinot Noir shows the depth and versatility of this extraordinary region. Characterized by suave, dark-fruited aromas, the wines opens up on the palate to deliver tremendous complexity in layered notes of pomegranates, cherries, boysenberry and lavender.

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Terlato Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011($54.99) >

3bThis excellent wine is rich and complex but also relatively light, the wine's acidity frames it nicely and will pair well with a number of dishes including pork, chicken, beef and game. Well-integrated tannins and a silky smooth finish.

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Pali Wine Co Windsor Oaks Pinot Noir 2011 ($55.99) >

3cSweet ripe raspberry and black cherry erupt from the glass. Plush, dense tannins deliver a rich mouthfeel layered with blackberries, plums and red fruits synonymous with Russian River.

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Alternative Wines for Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2012

Rank: 29
Below list is sure to give you the exact aroma and flavor of Ripe red fruits, leading with sun-warmed strawberry, bing cherries and red currant.

Wine By Joe Pinot Noir 2013($18.99) >

4aRipe red fruits dominate the aroma and flavor, leading with sun-warmed strawberry,bing cherries and red currant. The palate deftly balances acid and tannin supported byplushmedium-full body. Subtle accents of red rose, pie crust and vanilla lend complexity to this fruit forward Pinot Noir that represents the elegance of the vintage.

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ZD Wines Pinot Noir 2012($44.99) >

4bThe Pinot Noir made with grapes harvested from a Napa Valley Carneros vineyard has a medium ruby color and aromas of briary strawberry and raspberry preserves. Subtle hints of vanilla give way to a lush, silky palate with more bright fruit, rhubarb, and cedar notes.

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Alternative Wines for Marcassin Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Marcassin Vineyard 2009

Rank: 36
Check out the alternatives for the great wine which offered sweet red and dark fruit flavors lifted by tangy acidity, with silky tannins providing support.

Williams Selyem Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2009($109) >

5aThis wine is still one of my favorite blends to assemble and definitely a favorite to consume on a regular basis. It's always exciting to select barrels from vineyards like Rochioli, Bucher and our Estate to assemble bouquets of ripe blackberry jam, violets, plums, licorice, black truffle and toasty vanilla beans from our oak barrels.

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Au Bon Climat Los Alamos Pinot Noir 2009($35.99) >

5bAfter a warm August, the fruit was harvested in early September and put to barrel. The '09 Los Alamos historical vineyard Pinot Noir blends together three different lots of Pinot that received 20 months barrel age in French oak. The Pinots from this region have a deep, meaty character. Cola and boysenberry aromas are evident and joined by mouth-filling flavors of cherry, plum and bitter chocolate on the palate.

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Esser Vineyards Monterey Pinot Noir 2009($17.99) >

5cFresh aromas of bing cherry, cola, tobacco and oak. Lush and expansive on the palate. A velvety mouthfeel with crisp flavors of strawberry, cherry, clove, and vanilla. Bright and lingering finish of spice, sweet fruit and smooth tannins.

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Alternative Wines for Ponzi Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Tavola 2012

Rank: 53
Look these below list if you are so eager to get the same Taut, tart and surprisingly generous, blooming with juicy, cranberry-accented blackberry, cherry and spice flavors that linger easily on the sharp-edged finish

Adelsheim Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2012 ($18.99) >

6aTaut, tart and surprisingly generous, blooming with juicy, cranberry-accented blackberry, cherry and spice flavors that linger easily on the sharp-edged finish. With its broad array of origins and clones, this wine displays red aromas (candied cherry, pomegranate and raspberry) on the nose and the palate.True to our house style, it is elegantly textured with seamlessly integrated, silky, polished tannins.

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Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2012 ($23.99) >

6bThis dark crimson hued wine has aromas of black cherry, cassis and red licorice. The texture is quite plush and velvety with integrated tannin, so it will pair with a variety of cuisines. The flavors are classic Oregon pinot noir cherry and berry nuances, with notes of cured meats and baking spices layered in. With a little less acidity and structure than a typical Benton-Lane pinot noir, it’s precocious enough to enjoy now, but should be drank within 3-5 years.

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King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir 2013 ($17.99) >

6cAromas of bright fruit lead into flavors of cherry cola, cranberry, earth leather that give way to vanilla and plum. The finish blends fruit and earth together for a lush and generously lingering experience. Brisk and spicy, with a red cherry scent, this full-bore pinot is cradling all its fleshy fruit with a firm, oak-driven grip. It’s a lot of straightforward pinot flavor at an attractive price.

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Alternative Wines for Roar Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Rosella's Vineyard 2012

Find it below, If you are looking for this age-worthy wine smells like the shady side of a mountain, with black olive notes and roasted fennel alongside cedar-spiced strawberries and brambly berries

Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012($48.99) >

7aScents of blackberry, black cherry, cedar, forest floor, cigar box, sage, sandalwood, vanilla and baking spices on the nose. Layers of black cherry, black currant and cranberry are enhanced by cloveand nutmeg and rounded out by vanilla, blackberry and a touch of mineral for a long lingering finish on the palate.

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Fess Parker Clone 115 Pinot Noir 2012($49.99) >

7bThe Clone 115 has attractive aromas of black cherry, sage, earth, lavender, nutmeg and vanilla. The palate has focused flavors of black cherry, red currant, cranberry, clove and dark chocolate backed up with a streak of minerality and brisk acidity.

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Calera de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012($47.99) >

7cThe 2012 de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir is intense and captivating. A rich bouquet of blackberry, blueberry, briar, baking spices and slate nicely balance dark, dense, lush flavors of raspberry, sandalwood, chaparral and a fascinating tiny hint of capsicum. The texture is juicy and savory with tension and a bit of smokiness.

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Alternative Wines for Acrobat Pinot Noir Oregon 2012($20)

Rank: 78
Grab these similar ones with the same appealing, expressive aromas of black raspberry, cherry compote and candied flowers are lifted by a hint of white pepper.

WillaKenzie Estate Gisele Pinot Noir 2012 ($33.99) >

8aThe 2012 Gisele is ruby red and purple. It has an aroma of vanilla, cherry, cedar and blood orange. The palate is mouth-filling and round with juicy black raspberries. This Pinot has lingering rich fruit and spice on the finish. Enjoy this wine now or age for 5 to 7 years. Pairs well with roasted rosemary chicken and raisins.

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Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 ($37.99) >

8bA fantastic cross section of the Willamette Valley's finest offerings, our Reserve Pinot Noir is truly a celebration of balance. The fruit profile rides the line of red and dark fruit, and can lean in either direction depending on the day. Black cherry and Howes cranberry embraced by subtle, toasted hazelnuts, and vanillin. While the tannins are firm, but rounded, there is an underlying earthy minerality which drives the mid-palate through the long finish.

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Raptor Ridge Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 ($40.99) >

8cIn the glass, this wine is a deep dusty violet color, with nice concentration. On the nose, sweet bramble fruit and ripe black cherry mingle with sarsaparilla and cherry cola. On the palate, the root beer hints are amplified in a pleasing way, along with even more ripe black cherry and Italian plum juice.

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Alternative Wines for Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Huntington 2012

Rank: 86
If you are looking for This single-vineyard selection from the Jackson Family’s Santa Maria Valley winery kicks off with scents ranging from red, blistered tomato to pomegranate reduction and mole sauce, then take a look to the below list.

Cambria Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 ($21.99) >

9a2012 Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir is deep, dark purple with underlying earthy character that compliments its solid tannin structure. Red fruit and dark berry aromas and flavors carry through to a long fruity finish. Pairs well with mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, truffles, filet mignon, and seared ahi. It also pairs well with cheeses such as Gruyere and Fontina.

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Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012 ($28.99) >

9bThe 2012 REX HILL Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has diversity and depth of flavor opening with aromas of blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, plums, quince, and many spices from cinnamon to ginger to star anise to coriander. With time, the nose opens further to reveal earth, tobacco, smoke, game, crushed rock and vanilla.

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Anaba Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012 ($33.99) >

9cThis is a classic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir with pure aromas of lavender, sweet red cherry and just a hint of toasty oak. On the palate, the bright, juicy, red fruits are layered with roses, root beer, bing cherries and a hint of nutmeg. A go-to wine, this Pinot Noir is consistent year after year.

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Alternative Wines for Saint Clair Pinot Noir Marlborough Pioneer Block 16 Awatere 2012

Rank: 100
Grab these below items if you are so fond of the pinot noir that is subtle and complex with dried strawberry, cedar, nut and light meat character.

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2012 ($40.99) >

10aAppealing at once, the nose of our Pinot Noir 2012 is ripe with plum, aromatic spice and red florals. The palate is focused with a savory architecture; bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit and spice play with leather and hints of earthiness. Chalky tannins linger on a persistent finish.

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Nautilus Pinot Noir 2012 ($32.99) >

10bThe 2012 Nautilus Pinot Noir is dark ruby in color. The nose reveals fragrant aromas of wild raspberries, morello cherries and Christmas cake. The palate is soft and medium bodied. Refined and balanced, this elegant wine shows good intensity and a lengthy finish.

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Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2012 ($25.99) >

10cThe 2012 Spy Valley Pinot Noir opens to deep purple/garnet color in the glass. Fragrant dried spices, toasted nuts, cocoa and plum/boysenberry fruit aromas. The low yielding harvest is apparent in the texture and palate density. Layers of red fruits and ground spices overlay a mouth filling and complete structure.

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