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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  • RC, you were not kidding then about collecting the 2014 vintage Bordeaux wine. ... something lighter, like a Pinot Noir.  This 2016 Valpolicella was about $32, and it tasted fine.  We like dining here.On a sad note, we had to put down one of our three inside cats on this day.  Ella has been fighting some internal issues for several years, and ... Read More

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  • A 1951 Bealieu Georges de Latour, anyone? '89 Montebello also looking good. ... Pinot Noir Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Veiled -- 1998 750mL (1)WA90-92$549.00   US Syrah Blends Sine Qua Non Syrah E Raised -- 1998 750mL (1)WA97$729.00  Sine Qua Non Syrah E Raised -- 1998 750mL (2)WA97$729.00  Sine Qua Non Syrah E Raised -- 1998 750mL (1)WA97  sscl$72... Read More

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  • Antonin Rodet Red Burgundy 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on special offer at £12.Antonin Rodet is a large and well known Buirgundy house and this is one of their more basic cuvees I started it last night with my steak supper.There is plenty of a soft cherry and raspberry style fruit but it is not particularly full bodied although unobs... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • EM:  That is another Viking Ocean Cruise.  Our cruise is in the ... ... ... ate pork chops with the Pinot Noir. &nbs Read More

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  • Sandra and I had a wonderful four thousand mile road trip in August to view the 2017 solar eclipse in totality at Douglas, Wyoming.  Check out our web page and see what it's like to drink bourbon on the Kentucky Bourbon trail, go up into the St. Louis Arch, see Carhenge, the Devil's Tower, Sturgis, Mount Rushmore, Chicago's Field Museum, and the... Read More

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  • Does that mean it was made out pinot noir?64 Read More

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  • Layer Cake Pinot Noir 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by Bhgarrison


  • Went to both websites and read about there, with the info provided. ... ... ... (Ravens Glen) for their pinot noir, zinfandel, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Read More

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  • Zinfandel for some reason reminds me of porta-potty deodorizer. I think if I never smelled a porta-potty I would like it though! I can always taste Zinfandel in blended Italian table wines and it turns me off, although there are a few brands I like that do have a little Zinf but mainly Merlot.It has a rose or flower scent and taste to it that ju... Read More

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  • Rodney Strong Rose of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2016

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    Pleasant watermelon and cherry aromas are juicy and inviting. This has a fresh, tingling acidity and a zesty spice on the palate. Its playful and clean with excellent fruit notes of cranberry, cherry and strawberry leading up to a bit of an earthy finish. 90 points 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.

    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

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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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