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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  • So Ives, does that ball-cap labeling mean:"Someone constantly fainting, laughing, and/or crying in spontaneous and irrelevant events. People who are magas tend to keep deep and dark secrets which bottle up inside and cause them to be a maga."?A Greek term used to describe someone who thinks they are tough/cool but they really aren't. "Yo, look a... Read More

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  • A mixed listing from several regions:Domaine Joblot from BurgundyBertheau’s Bourgogne rougeTWR from Kiwiland…http://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1297186Donkey & Goat’s Helluva VineyardVincent Wine Company in WillametteCristom Mt JeffersonDown towards Santa Cruz:  http://portolavineyards.com/our-win...   Read More

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  • Also looking good was this earlier circular from Chambers Street. Oregon ... ... know Cameron for Pinot Noir, from their Clos Electrique plot (planted by John Paul in 1984), Abbey Ridge (originally planted in 1976 and one of Oregon's oldest vineyards), and Arley's Leap (planted above Abbey Ridge in 1990). Perhaps lesser known are the unique w... Read More

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  • This offer from Ian Cauble looks worth trying:  ATA RANGI, MARTINBOROUGH PINOT NOIR, “CRIMSON”WAIRARAPA, NEW ZEALAND 2016 It’s not news to Pinot Noir lovers that New Zealand has a few appellations capable of producing world-class Pinot Noir. Central Otago, on the south island and home to the most southerly (as in, close to Antarctica southern) v... Read More

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  • In preparation for our family gathering next week, I attended a Thanksgiving ... ... with bottles of tasty Pinot Noir. It's all I ever serve on the fourth Thursday of November. Smitten by this wine's approachability and cherry-cranberry handshake, I purchased 3 bottles at 26 dollars each with confidence all my guests will enjoy it. (the only ... Read More

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  • Paul, well said.  Al, for $20, you're not going to get 1er Cru Burgundy but the Hahn SLH is a solid 6. Read More

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  • VV - The Hahn is one of my favorites also, been buying it for a few years now, have the 14/15 & 16 in the cellar.Al - IMHO it's not ever going to be the best pinot ever wine, wasn't made that, that said it is about as good as gets for about $20.  Very satisfying and lengthy.  For it's level, everyday drinking - I think it's very, very good and w... Read More

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  • How would you rate the SLH on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best ever?  Read More

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  • Been enjoying this Hahn SLH pinot for around $20. Read More

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  • Photos always good, if handy. 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!! :-)

    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.

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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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