In late August, the St. Helena Star/Napa Valley Vintners Tasting Panel gathered to sniff, taste, rank and judge about 30 Napa Valley Pinot Noirs. The top wines included those from Baldacci Family Vineyards 2015 Elizabeth, ($50); Black Stallion Estate Winery Limited Release, 2015 ($35); Merryvale Vineyards, 2015 ($38); Saintsbury 2015 Lee Vineyard, ($62); Castello di Amorosa, 2016, ($42); Clos du Val 2016 Gran Val Vineyard, ($65); Napa Cellars, 2016 ($25); and V. Sattui Winery 2016 ($42).