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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  • Getting back to wine for a moment, last night we hosted a wine dinner with our ... ... and an Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (2015 Twomey Pinot Noir).  We started with that Trump Blanc de Blanc that was given to us last month (I didn't like it much, probably due to the green apple taste); Debbie didn't even want to try it, so we opened a J. K. Ca... Read More

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  • Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2015

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    Medium light in body. Subtle fruit on the nose with sour cherries on the palate and noticeable greenish tannins on the finish. Guessing there was some stem inclusion. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Whole Cluster 2015

    Snoothrank:

    well, it's an excellent wine of cause but what surprised me the most - is a light aroma of cotton and wildflowers and that you can catch for a first few seconds! Then it vanishes leaving nice dried dark berries nose. Taste is juicy, silky, minty, fresh berries and dried fruit. leaves a "90% chocolate" bar on a tongue. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Sonoma Collection Pinot Noir Sonoma District 3 2014

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    I have a split opinion about this wine. First of all, as a $15-17 Sonoma coast pinot noir, it's somewhat disappointing, and not particularly true to type, and on that basis, I would give it only 3 glasses at most. However, that being said, it's currently selling at Grocery Outlet for $5 a bottle, and it's certainly an interesting and more th... Read More

    Wine review by Dougman


  • Prophecy Pinot Noir 2015

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    very bold Zinfandelish flavor... dot bad, but I expected different. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. New Mexico has been growing grapes for more than 400 years since the Spanish Colonists planted mission grapes for the traveling Monks who needed wine for their daily mass. Today, New Mexico has three main viticultural area... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • EMark, we must have been on the same wavelength last night as I opened a ... I ... I returned. The best Copain Pinot Noir I have had in some time. Elegant, soft fruit, dried rose petals, wonderfully integrated structure. Further along than I would have expected for an 6 year old wine but then again it's an '11 so I'll make a mental note of tha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Porter Creek has a few interesting things.  They are right at a bend in ... the road and have their own Pinot Noir vineyards there, but I haven't loved those.  They make a Carignane from Mendocino fruit that is tasty.  Barely a stone's throw from Casa OT.  We should all pack their minuscule tasting room some time.&nbs Read More

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  • Ah, nothing like a good Pinot Noir.  I usually taste some form of cherry in a Pinot, but I don't think I've tasted cola.  Not being a terribly complex wine, I would probably like it EM.Last night we just watched the news (MSNBC) and of course UA airlines was in the news for dragging a passenger off a plane over last weekend, and the Trump mouthp... Read More

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  • Indomita Selected Pinot Noir 2014

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    Brick Tinted red,cherry and good acidity. Read More

    Wine review by DTR789WSD


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

    Comment by 539349Thick Legs 539349 Thick Legs


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

    Comment by 534356TNSouthernbelle 534356 TNSouthernbelle


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

    Comment by 528494SilverOakAnnie 528494 SilverOakAnnie


  • 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.

    Comment by 498868jadarain2 498868 jadarain2


  • 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.

    Comment by 472037fawkinscratch 472037 fawkinscratch


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

    Comment by 355447msnfmp 355447 msnfmp


  • 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

    Comment by 455354slouiso 455354 slouiso


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

    Comment by 420220crouse04 420220 crouse04


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