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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  • Vincent Girardin Pommard Vieilles Vignes 2010

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    Wine review by MacGillavry

  • Patine Gap's Crown 2012


    Mouthful of fruit on this one. Typical Pinot Noir Red Cherry flavors, maybe a hint of Plum/Peach. Very good acid beats down the fruitiness a bit and makes it easy to drink. I will not confess that I am not a PN lover. While I have stated that this wine is easy to drink, I would like to see more complexity. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  •  Enjoyed a bit of this 2009 Patit Creek Cellars 12th anniversary blend ... than the Little Black Dress Pinot Noir  I had with dinner but not nearly as spicy. Of course these are two completely different varietals, but if you've ever had LBD you know what I'm talking about.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Super Bowl XLIX will be played on February 1, 2015 at University of Phoenix ... #4: Sloppy Joe Sliders and Pinot Noir As someone who loves cooking during such events, the evening time is great for bringing out a modern take on a nostalgic dish. I’m talking about sloppy joe sliders. Don’t just grab the jar of Manwich. Make the saucy ground meat... Read More

    From the article How to Pair Wine with Super Bowl Foods

  • Reds, whites and sparkling wines battled it out in a recent NBC News story in ... there is one clear winner: Pinot Noir. “If you're going to go out and by any wine and you're looking for something for something healthy, go with a Pinot Noir,” Creasy said.  As has been lauded many times over, the wine – and all red wines – contains higher level... Read More

    From the article Battle Royale: Which Wine Is Most Healthy?

  • Dionne skates through the middle.  Shoots.Fuhr blocks.Fox rebounds. ... ... going to convert me over to Pinot Noir, but it is an enjoyable, easy-to-drink win Read More

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  • We all know where most of America will be on Super Bowl Sunday, watching the ... accompany with a glass of Pinot Noir or Shiraz.   Mary Ann Esposito is one of America’s most beloved television chefs. Through her long-running PBS program Ciao Italia and appearances on other television programs including  The Today Show, Regis and Kelly, QVC, th... Read More

    From the article Super Bowl Sunday Kitchen Counter Tailgate

  • Is there a good rule of thumb for how long to lay down a Pinot Noir from California?  Is it different from a Pinot Noir out of Oregon?You can't really generalize like that Al - CA is absolutely huge and Oregon is big as well and mostly unexplored. So there's a small region in Oregon where they grow most of the PN you'll find, but that's not the ... Read More

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  • J.w. Morris Pinot Noir 2013


    For a $10 mag this is pretty good, doesn't really taste like much but there's no negative qualities either, finish is smooth Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo

  • Meiomi Pinot Noir 2013


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    Wine review by orangegroves

  • 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

  • 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.

    Comment by 598485ecco1212 598485 ecco1212

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