Pinot Noir

Species: Vitis Vinifera
Parentage: Unknown
Aliases: Blauburgunder, Spatburgunder, Rulanske modre
Grape Color: Black
Regions:  Chiefly associated with France’s Burgundy region. Also prevalent in Champagne, France; California; New Zealand

“With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Vanity Fair, once described of Pinot Noir. Also christening it as a fickle mistress, a minx, and as sex in a glass, wine critics have had no hesitation in oft comparing Pinot Noir to a woman.

With many qualities lending themselves to this parallel, the best is likely that the Pinor Noir grape is difficult. Difficult to cultivate. Difficult to transform into wine. Difficult to pinpoint in taste.

The Pinot Noir grape is grown in tightly clustered dark purple, pine-cone shaped bunches, the resemblance from which it gets its name. Considered to produce the finest wines in the world, its fame as a Noble grape goes hand in hand Read more »

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  • Nuits-Saint-Georges Laboure-Roi 1990


    I bought this bottle of wine for £28 from the website ... red and white wines,made of pinot noir and chardonnay respectively[though most are red] from the two communes of Nuits Saint Georges and Preneaux-Prissy.There are no Grand Cru vineyards but 41 Premier Cru although my bottle is only a village level wine from the negociant house of Laboure... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Bouchard Père et Fils Cote de Beaune Villages Pinot Noir 2016


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace 2012


    Slightly murky, prune juice color in the glass. Aromas of violets and plum. Bright red berry fruit on entry. Spritzy acidity. Some earthiness. As the wine warms up. a bit, the acidity suggests orange. Interesting. Medium bodied. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Rivers Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2018


    Red fruit--strawberry, red cherry--with, maybe, apricot, also, on entry. Something like menthol under the rear palate, That's pretty nice. Relatively full-bodied for a modern PN. Also, some very noticeabe tannin. My remaining stash of this will be ignored for some years. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • La Cadalora Vignalet Pinot Nero Vallagarina IGT 2015


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Joseph Drouhin Côte de Beaune Rouge 2015


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Monthélie 1995


    I bought this bottle of wine for £17 from the ... red ... red and white wines,made of pinot noir and chardonnay respectively,from the small commune of that name on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy.The commune has no grand cru vineyards and 15 premier cru but my bottle is a village level wine from the large and well-known ne... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Brave Step Pinot Noir 2017


    Very clear and a light strawberry/cranberry color and shows some oily legs. The aromas are of fruit (cherry, blackberry), damp leather and a smokey spice, with the downfall being in the flavor is watered down, alcoholic and of tart spicy fruits. The mouthfeel is thin and not overly smooth. Overall I find this very much al... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • I did a short review of Kendall Jackson Grande Reserve Chardonnay 2012 Vintage ... a cheaper one.....Brave Step Pinot Noir.  Couldn't find too much info on it until I looked up the distributor here in AB.  Heres the tech sheet on it.....  Its not my favorite PN, and definitely shows it... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...

  • Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Just bought a bottle of Benson Ferry Pinot Noir wine, however no date. How come?

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  • My 88 year old Mom drinks a bottle of Pinot Noir Every Evening. I'm Her 55 yr old Daughter who was a RN for over 20 yrs. I'm Not working & living with my Mom & She Must Have Her Bottle of Pimot Noir Every PM - I am always looking for a good buy for her Wine ! Plus we are on a budget & I'm trying to buy by the case and have it delivered to her ho...

    Comment by 1562399Torreyps 1562399 Torreyps

  • Here in New Zealand we are blessed with the finest "New World" Pinot Noir - as we say 'cheap as chips'. Come on over and try it - a Bucket List must. Especially the South Island. I'm not in the business - only an avid consumer!

    Comment by 934098Tomap 934098 Tomap

  • Pinot nero is known as the Burgundian king of red wines. With rich and intense aromas of dark berries, spice and violets and pairs well with light meats like (our veal scaloppine). This thin-skinned variety is grown in Alto Adige. Primarily in Bassa Atesina, but also Oltradige, Bolzano basin, Adige Valley, and Val Venosta. The Pinot Nero grows b...

    Comment by 939258Antonio Chef Tony 939258 Antonio Chef Tony

  • Sorry I forgot to say that the wine maker is Adelsheims Vinyard Thank You

    Comment by 980317ShaeO 980317 ShaeO

  • More over a question relating to an older vintage. Specifically a 1979 Pinot Noir . Which I happen to have. My question is ,how should I properly store this wondeful wine and can anyone confirm that on that label is the portrait of a fellow by the name of Scott W. Thank you for any answers that you might have. By: Shae A. Osborn

    Comment by 980317ShaeO 980317 ShaeO

  • I believe that Pinot Noir stands just as high as some of the other reds such as a Cab/or Zin..

    Comment by 535405hmachens 535405 hmachens

  • one of my favorite wines, best between 8ºC - 10ºC... great variety for soft red lovers. Cono Sur Pinot Noir is by far the best in Chile.

    Comment by 851278AlRamirez 851278 AlRamirez

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