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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Pinot Noir on Snooth

  • Picked up some library Copain. Have a wedding to host in the Summer and large ... for groups.3.0L 2006 Copain Pinot Noir Cerise Vyd Anderson Valley3.0L 2007 Copain Pinot. Noir "en Bas" Kiser Vyd 2 x 750ml 2007 Pinot Noir "en Bas"2 x 750ml 2010 Pinot Noir "en Bas&quo Read More

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  • GSO dropped these off on Wednesday. On Thursday I took possession of:2014 Patiné Pinot Noir Sun Chase Vyd2014 Patiné Pinot Noir Soberanes 2014 Patiné Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Read More

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  • Another maker I've never before tried.  OK, there are 1,000s of them. ... get cinnamon when they taste Pinot Noir--and, everybody knows that by that I mean California Pinot.  Well, I get it with this one, and I've had it with other PNs in the past.  A light-bodied wine (grading on the red wine curve) that is so pretty in the glass--garnet with... Read More

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  • Wind Gap Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Very pretty garnet color with a lot of light coming through the wine in the ... ... which doesnt sound like Pinot Noir to me. Light red fruit on the tonguestrawberryand, also, a spritzy sensation on the tip of the tongue that makes me think effervescence, but there is none. Light-bodied. Fruitiness is tamped down by what I swear is a sugge... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • OK, have to admit, like Al, the identity of my SS was on the paperwork included ... ... Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir and 2009 Church & State Quintessential (red blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot).DM - not sure about the label stains but the ullage is good so assuming it is a sign of outside influenc Read More

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  • Angeline Pinot Noir Reserve 2015

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    Softly floral and spiced on the nose with strawberry and cherry fruit blooming alongside a smoky tar mineral note. On the palate this is reserved and restrained, with ripe cherry and cranberry notes, a fair bit of earth and spice coming through with a punch of acidity and a cool finish of sweet spice and licorice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 8th Generation Pinot Noir 2013

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    8th Generation is a well-respected producer of Germanic-styled wines in Summerland BC. This PN is no exception; the style is seems German, but slightly deeper, smokier and rubbery; get past the smoke and rubber and you have cooked strawberry, with a vanilla/tannin finish. If the German style is the objective, all is well. 86-87 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Storrs Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2013

    Snoothrank:

    This is a great wine at a price that's a bit more accessible than many similar bottlings from the region. Pepper, berries, rose buds, mace and clove combine for a suave, savory but smooth nose. It's immediately likable on the palate, where thyme, bay leaf and sage give nuance to cooked strawberries and tangy plums." - Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusi... Read More

    Wine review by BYAHHH


  • Duckpond Pinot Noir

    Snoothrank:

    Great flavor. Very well balanced and not jammy at all. Excellent for the price point. Read More

    Wine review by sld1991


  • Belle Glos Pinot Noir Dairyman Vineyard 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Perfect pinot for me. Very dark and velvety with a beautiful finish. Bold yet smooth with exquisitely well balanced flavors. Closer to a cabernet than any traditional pinot. Read More

    Wine review by sld1991


  • 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

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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.

    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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