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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  • Ives - The bottle you mentioned is actually from my photo. On other ... todayL ... ... todayL - The King Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015 M - The Cepa 21 Tempranillo Ribera del Duero 2015R - The Siduri Pinot Noir Yamill-Carlton 20 Read More

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  • Wine is people. I’m not talking about the people with whom you enjoy ... ... ... ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction. A group of wineries is Oregon joined together in the early 90s to help provide better access to quality healthcare for vineyard workers. That’s one of many things I love about the wine industry – quality regions always band t... Read More

    From the article The True Link Between Wine and Health


  • Chambolle Musigny Domaine Taupenot-Merme 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £25 from the website ... red wines made from pinot noir from the commune of that name.This is located south of Morey-Saint-Denis and north of Vosne-Romanee on the Cotes de Nuits in the Burgundy wine region. There are two Grand Cru vineyards,Musigny and Bonne-Mares,although these have their own appellations,as we... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Kate Radburnd 'Vine Velvet' Martinborough Nz Pinot Noir 2014

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    it seemed too harsh for what I am used too in a Pinot Noir. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • These days, Austrian Zweigelt is no stranger to wine lists. Sommeliers at the ... ... 90 pts.Biokult Zweigelt Pinot Noir Burgenland 2017Zweigelt can be found in red blends, but I was most impressed by its union with Pinot Noir. Intriguing and alluring aromas of lightly floral cherry, fresh spice and warm earth, this is elegant and richly frui... Read More

    From the article The Next Go-To Red is Austria's Zweigelt


  • Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

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    Garnet color with a fair amount of light coming through. Lots of red fruitcherry, strawberryon the tip of the tongue. Some pretty serious acid prevents it from seeming syrupy. In fact, the descriptive word that comes to mind is lean. Not terribly complex to my palate, but, certainly, not offensive. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Drostdy Hof Pinotage 2016

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    This bottle of wine was part5 of a lot I bought from the website ... African ... African university between pinot noir and cinsault which is now widely grown in that country.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and cherry style fruit with more than a hint of pepper and spice espec... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Estate Grown Oregon 2014

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    It's pretty and well made wine that is bright ruby in color and highly aromatic. On the palate it shows sour cherry that turns more dark cherry mid palate with a rather short tannin less finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Colonial Wine Co. Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir 2015

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    while this is a good wine it is not smooth enough and lacks the grace of a great Pinot Noir Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • A few more recent arrivals:L - The Limerick Lane Russian River Valley Zinfandel ... Vintage" Central Coast Pinot Noir 2015R - The Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Dry Riesling 2017&nbs Read More

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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


  • I HAVE TO SAY PAUL HOBBS CROSS BARN VINYARD...ABSOLUTELY A PHENOMONAL WELL BALANCED BOTTLE OF WINE FOR ALL YOU PINOT NOIR LOVERS. THAT IS ONE SEXY BOTTLE

    Comment by 666705elcachimbo 666705 elcachimbo


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