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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  • Mission Hill Pinot Noir Martin's Lane 2012

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    This wine was labelled the "best" Pinot Noir in the world under £15 at the World a Decanter awards in 2013. The 2014 continues this tradition. It's appeal begins with its deep, vibrant hue in the glass and the wonderful aromas and flavours of raspberry and cherry. Excellent weight and concentration with spicy notes on a lingering finish. Decanti... Read More

    Wine review by ccarson2


  • Stoneleigh Latitude Pinot Noir 2012

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    Another one had at Lunch yesterday at Marcello's Chophouse. Opens with Musk and Stewed Black Fruit, and Earthiness. Tart, somewhat acidic, and medium to highly tannic, but pleasantly so. As it opens, it smooths out and delivers more and more stewed fruits, some chocolate/cocoa, and earth. I prefer this style much more than the more fruit forward... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • We drank this one (Domain Serene 2010 Pinot Noir from the Two Barns vineyard) up fairly quickly, sharing it with Sandra's father tonight when her parents came over for dinner at our place.  It's our usual Wednesday evening dinner thing with her parents, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy while eating dinner.  Her father will be 90 this Augus... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Champagne Henri Delattre Brut Selection NV

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    I got given a half-bottle of this by a friend . Champagne is France's most ... ... is made from the chardonnay,pinot noir and pinot menieur grapes.My bottle comes from one of the negociant houses in this area and my enquiries have revealed that it is 100% pinot noir.. We had it yesterday with a lunch of ham salad and I did enjoy it.It is a whi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Vinum Cellars Pinot Noir Monterey 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • I'm starting this thread in order to drop a few notes and pics of the wine ... ... Gris, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir). The second stop was in Equisheim at Wolfberger. No tour here but the tasting was much better. A number of Grand Cru wines (in Alsace, only Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat are authorized to be designated as Gr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip Report - Alsace France


  • Ratafia G Tribaut NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... grapes ie chardonnay,pinot noir and pinot menieur and 20% grape spirit/marc/brandy to give an ABV of 18%.I started it the other evening with a plate of bread and cheese and I did enjoy it.It is reminiscent of port,sherry or one of the French 'vin doux naturels' like Banyuls or Maury.It is an opa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Becker Estate Pinot Noir Pfalz 2007

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    Wine review by baileyshell


  • Very nice VV.  Wine certainly does taste better on holiday.Since Friday is ... Santa Barbara Winery - their Pinot Noir was quite good.  This wine shop (that we've stopped at quite a few times) has a deal with a few of the restaurants in this shopping area; you buy a wine over $25 and take it to the restaurant to drink with no corkage fee.  So w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • D - he didn't really overstep IMHO. But his book has really limited appeal ... that lets you distinguish Pinot Noir from Riesling is what lets you distinguish the Riesling from a particular vineyard in the Mosel from one in Pfalz. It has to do with your familiarity. I've been able to consistently distinguish between wine from Burgos and from R... Read More

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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!

    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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