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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  • As usual the event will be at my house.  South American wines will poured for the most part - and most of those will be from the local area.  What does that mean?  Won't be any high end wines, just wines that are readily available to the people attending - which will be a different group also.This going to a family style backyard bbq, just frien... Read More

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  • As the world’s winemakers look to single vineyard wines to mark them out ... out ... Aguilares’ Pinot Noir surprised me - how is it possible to make such a balanced wine from this most flirtatious of grapes in such a hot climate? Crisp and controlled, this red fruit beauty was an eye opener.Then it was back to Madrid for a night on the town b... Read More

    From the article Spanish Wines Get Specific


  • There are lots of wine brands out there, but only some can be called iconic. ... ... like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. This collection of Villa Maria wines demonstrates why New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are canon, but also shows the wide range and depth that is possible from others varietals.Villa Maria Bubbly Sauvignon Blanc 2... Read More

    From the article What it means to be a wine icon.


  • EM - You need to come over to the Willamette Valley side of Pinot life. ... ... all the high marks of a fine Pinot Noir.  Highly recommended.We spent the last four hours watching them at their townhouse, and so I fixed a few things, like replacing the broken doorbell (broken over a year).  Sandra weeded, re-potted and mulched their front entra... Read More

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  • Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2003

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/114148.It is from the large Burgundy house of Faiveley.I started it at the weekend with my steak supper. It is fairly full-bodied for a Burgundy and there is plenty of red fruit with soft but well structured tannins. It is not particularly subtle or delicate but it ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Friday night we were at Adelaide Oval for the Adelaide Crows against least ... ... wines, Riesling, CHardonnay, Pinot Noir and SHiraz all from the Adelaide Hills.  They are a very small supplier and do not export their wines - only 3,000 cases per annum and most sold at the winery or or mail order etcI was very impressed with all the wines, bu... Read More

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  • Villa Maria Marlborough Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    For a wine lover, there is nothing like lining up a group of wines from one ... ... Bay Rose Predominantly Pinot Noir based, this Rose is a beautiful deep salmon color with the nose of strawberries and pomegranate. Lush flavors of red cherry, strawberry, and spices! Refreshing, balanced, and ready to pair with most everything at your summer ... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Just saw this offer from Chambers Street. Have had earlier vintages of this ... 2013 Savoie Pinot Noir This a traditionally made Pinot Noir that benefits from sunny days, cool evenings, and long aging. Like all of Dupasquier's wines, this Pinot Noir is fermented with native yeasts and is aged in foudres for one year before being bottled and age... Read More

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  • V V - I would try that Louis Roederer brut rose.  Congratulations on ... ...  Lot's of lovely Pinot Noir out there.  If not, at least try a nice Pinot from that area in one of your restaurants.  This link and this link are our two recent trips to that area and the Oregon wine experience. Both are image heavy so I recommend a wireless rather th... Read More

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  • Angeline Pinot Noir 2015

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    Ruby red in color. Red fruited with baking spices on the nose. Cranberry and baking spices with a soft bit of drying tannin to finish. Extra half point for price point. Winner. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • 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.

    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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