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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While working as a Biotech equities analyst, a divine Burgundy stopped me in my tracks and made me re-evaluate life. Today, I'm a full time wine writer. Passionate about small, quality producers, minimal intervention winemaking & sustainability in wine.

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  • The wine I chose was according to the taste preference of our guest . I would ... ... and is convinced that a Pinot Noir is the wine he wants to try. He went to a tasting with us one time and sadly he came away with the idea that wine tastes like spoiled grape juice. I talked to him about how to taste the wine correctly and use his sense of s... Read More

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  • As it turned out the tasting was not all that great. They normally have good ... ... pick up a 2014 Meiomi Pinot Noir . We will be trying this as well as a Nineteen Crimes red blend with a guest who`s coming this weekend. I think I need some white strips for my teeth now , am I the only one having this problem ? I really don`t  like white win... Read More

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  • Mythmaker Monterey County Pinot Noir Rose 2014


    A Tasting Room Quarterly Selection; Pale Orange Red in the Glass. Opens with Prune & Cherry, then Honey, Cinnamon and Clove; These 3 carry over to the palate. Very light, with a medium long finish of Cherry, Candy, and baking Spice. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

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  • I love it when I'm right!My gift is a 2013 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains which I am convinced came from my friend Napagirl. Thank you my dear. I'll save this one for Spring or early Summer if I can. :-)    Read More

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  • Damned Patz & Hall 20% Off/Free Shipping promotion2013 Hyde Vineyard ... ... Chardonnay2013 Hyde Vineyard Pinot NoirActually, it's all Foxall's faul Read More

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  • Vieilles Vignes Pierre Andre 2011


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  • Da Pinot Noir Reserve Sud de France 2011


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  • Well, reveal day is upon us. Why don't I mosey on over to the cellar and ... is a fairly recent vintage Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz Mountains or Northern Marin County. I sure hope I'm correc Read More

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  • Meiomi Pinot Noir 2014


    Slightly less jammy than past vintages. Good acidity leads into soft tannins and a medium length finish. Was the wine of the day on Thanksgiving. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • 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!

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  • 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

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  • 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..

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  • 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...

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  • MacMurray Ranch continues each year to be of very high taste and quality. Truly enjoyable. A standard from Sonoma. Enjoy.

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