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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  • I left out a half-full bottle of red wine on the kitchen counter overnight. It ... It ... signature varietal, Pinot Noir, interests me most. I think of it as Oregon’s “gateway Pinot Noir”. A to Z wines are $20 or less. Once you get hooked on an accessibly priced Oregon Pinot, you’ll graduate to higher-priced options. A to Z is a great ambassa... Read More

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  • Actually it's what i drank yesterday, but was a little...let's say ... ... Calera Fortieth Anniversay Pinot Noir Central Coa Read More

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  • Hush Heath Manor Pinot Noir 2015

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... warming.My bottle is a red pinot noir from the Hush Heath Estate and the word 'manor' on the label is a reference to the manor house at the heart of the estate. I started the bottle last night with my supper of chicken in mushroom sauce.The wine was a pale colour and light in sty... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Parducci Small Lot Blend Pinot Noir 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Denbies Zig Zag Red NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 on a recent visit to Denbies The name Zig ... Switzerland There is also 3% pinot noir and 1% dunkefelder,yet another hybrid grape of German origin.I started my bottle the other evening with my pasta bake supper. I thought it absolutely bursting with a cherry,blackcurrant and plum style fruit.It is full bodie... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Zuf - Pax was making that wine but he's concentrating on his name brand ... ... bought over a case of Pinot Noir, because in spite of the fact that it's Pinot Noir, it's actually good wine.He's making wine for Wilde Farm which is really excellent stuff too.And tonight, after tasting a few dozen big and quite delicious Napa Cabs, I'm drinking ... Read More

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


  • The Bolney Estate Foxhole Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... warming.My bottle is a red pinot noir from The Bolney Estate and I started it last night with my supper of roast pork. There is a slightly tart cranberry and redcurrant style fruit with some fairly soft tannins but it is not particularly full bodied or structured. It was an OK wi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Zuf I quote” Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir Dundee Hills, this wine has an excellent nose, there are aromatics of Creamsicle” being a fan of Drouhin and Havel several bottles of this wine I have never tasted Creamsicle “ now where did you get this? Please refer to your to your above statement “ I am an impiricist at best and rationalist ay worst. I ... Read More

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  • Veni Vidi Vici Vini Pinot Noir Danube River Plains Bulgaria 2015

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    Chunky cherry aromas with notes of plum. Nice tannin and tart cherry notes on the palate, a bit dry and dusty with a soft floral and clay character and a finish of cranberry. Read More

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  • Joseph Drouhin Bourgogne Pinot Noir l'Abeille Rouge 2003

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    I bought this bottle of wine for a mere £5 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/132137 as I was the only bidder although I did have to pay a delivery charge. It is a basic Burgundy from Joseph Drouhin one of the larger and better known of the Burgundy negociant houses.I started the bottle last night with my steak supper.There is p... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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

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  • 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


  • 2008 Torii Mor deux verres It is stellar. 2008 is a great vintage for Willamette Pinot and the Torii Mor deux verres is among the best of them and is already drinking well above several more expensive Pinot. So classically light and yet so luxuriously fruity, with a perfect amount of tannic structure that will allow it to gain further complexity...

    Comment by 362251jamesy 362251 jamesy


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