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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  • Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru. Domaine Geantet-Pansiot 2015

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  • Alloro Vineyard Riservata Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Oregon 2014

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  • David Duband Gevrey-Chambertin 2014

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  • Louis Latour Maranges 2014

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  • Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2010

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  • Louis Latour Volnay Premier Cru En Chevret 2012

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  • Broke my own rule of staying away from 2013 California wines..... And paid for ... followed this 2013 Sojourn Pinot Noir-Rogers Creek for 4 DAYS and all I can say is that the tannins are singing...... And for a PN they are screaming..... I will hold our other botttle a few years.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine Olivier Merlin Moulin à Vent la Rochelle Moulin a Vent 2009

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website ... Gamay is a cross between pinot noir and a white grape called gouais introduced by the Romans from Central Europe.Moulin a Vent takes its name from a disused windmill and its character from the manganese rich granite soils. Oliver Merlin is a winemaker from the Maconnais who bought a holding... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Husic Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014

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  • La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2014

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  • 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!

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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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