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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  • Wow, that picture came out just a little bigger than I was expecting! lolGood ... followed by Chardonnay and Pinot noir.  Cabernet Sauvignon had difficulty ripening fully and presented most winemakers with the infamous Monterey "veggie" character.  Monterey has generally fixed their problem - not sure with Long Island wines.  So although I gai... Read More

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  • Hi, I'm Bruce.  I'm a UC Davis graduate of enology (26 years ago..alas) and have recently joined Snooth.  I was a former winemaker and enologist at two wineries on Long Island during the 1990s and am now semi-retired in Sarasota, FL.I'm still working in the wine trade, part-time in retail, but otherwise retired.  I'm still active in wine and eno... Read More

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  • We'll be in touch. I'm out of town a lot for the next six weeks so it will be kind of hard - probably some time in the fall. He's between us geographically. Read More

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  • Solena Estate Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir 2013

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    Wine review by eaglebass


  •  A hanging wine glass rack is actually a marvelous way to not merely retail outlet your stunning wine Eyeglasses, but Besides indicate them off. They may be great for much more compact sized kitchen ares through which Space is actually an excellent commodity. Based upon the kind of your kitchen area, you're going to get them the two in resilient... Read More

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  • Estancia Pinot Noir Reserve 2009

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    one of the best wine's we have ever had wow Read More

    Wine review by sugarbear2155


  • Either way, sounds good. Burgundy v. Bordeaux is always fun. Read More

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  • Don't know but you will like him. He's a good guy although his taste is distinctly French. I ran into him in France one time, completely unexpectedly. GdP also knows him well.I'll set something up to introduce you in the next month or so. Had no idea he'd moved out west. But I think the last few times I've seen him we've had Bordeaux.  Read More

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  • Greg, I should just send over a bottle. When are you getting together with your friend? Read More

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  • Sourcing locally, or from your NYC cellar? You could always raid JD's. Or are you talking Sonoma/Willamette? Oh dear, having to trample your well known aversion for mere friendship...  ;-) Read More

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  • Michael Stephens 2008 pinot noir.Is it worth buying?

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  • pinot noir wine is the BEST, never found a brand I didn't like!! :-)

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  • I need someone to help take some of my Seasmoke allocation when available.' Annie

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  • Pinot Noir is my favorite wine, I just love the flavor! I don't get a wine break often! I work at home while raising two very active girls, 3 and 8! So when I do get to enjoy a wonderful glass of Pinot Noir I'm in heaven.

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  • Why have they stopped selling German Spatburgunder in New hampshire? My brother in law brought me a bottle, and it was the most delicious, arromatic bottle of Pinot I have ever tasted and smelled. I was overwhelmed! He said it only ran about 15 bucks a bottle...I wish I remembered what it was.

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  • zugibe vineyards pinot......awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! words do not do it justice!

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  • Looking for Chateau De La Tour De L'Ange, Bourgogne Pinot Noir (2007) i live in Florida (USA) and cannot locate in my area. Any leads would be welcomed. :) THX

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  • I really enjoyed the Block 512 Pinot. Has anyone found a Pinot like that one they would share?

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