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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  • Dark Horse Pinot Noir 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Packard5625


  • Domaine de Mauperthuis Irancy Pinot Noir 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.houseoftownend.com for ... ... ... Yonne.The main grape is pinot noir although up to 10% of the cesar grape is allowed in a blend.This is a rare and unusual grape introduced into Burgundy by the Romans and is a cross between pinot noir and a Spanish grape called argent.Domaine de Mauperthuis i... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Edna Valley Vineyard Central Coast Pinot Noir 2015

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    Black cherry and floral violet aromas. Lots of red fruit on the palate and a bot of cola and red licorice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Cote de Nuits 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bonterra Pinot Noir Mendocino County 2016

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    Dusty notes of plum, raspberry and mixed baking spice on the nose. Nicely textured on the palate, a touch medicinal with cherry cola and zesty spice. Black cherry and red currant fruit with a bit of resinous earth coming through, some licorice and a bold spice to the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • This is the end of a story that I started on another thread a few months ago.To ... 3 X Alturas, 1 X Bearwallow Pinot Noir, 1 X Oppenlander Pinot Noir and 1 X Esquisto GSM.  I'll show that nice guy Gordon.  I'll fill up a six-pack shipper and not leave any room for him to send any make-up wine.THis is what arrived, today: He sent me seven bottle Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • 5k Rose NV

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    I love this Rose because of the fresh strawberry flavors and the dry clean finish. I paired this wine with Christmas ham and it was fantastic. Price is a good value. Company donates 5% to charity. Read More

    Wine review by rootstock18


  • The Ojai Vineyard Puerta del Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

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    So much light is coming through the glass on this oneits almost closer to a rose than a red. A bit of a funky nose that blows off fairly quickly. Light red fruit on entrystrawberry, plum, raspberry. Amazingly sharp tartness. Some bitterness or minerality way in the back palate. An enjoyable, if not epic, wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Left Coast Cellars Pinot Noir Cali's Cuvee 2015

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    Fruity with balancing acid and light tannins. Easy drinker that everyone can enjoy. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • I recently appeared on BBC World’s Connecting Commerce, a series ... ... ... Chardonnay for white and Pinot Noir for red. I was impressed … the wines had a Burgundian style but carried a unique Canadian passport.Over the years I’ve seen winemakers around the world attempt to make ‘Burgundy’ and fall short, eventually realising that Burgundy’s ... Read More

    From the article Connecting with Canadian Wine


  • If you want to try the best kept secret Pinots from the neighboring Santa Barbara area, then you have to get your hands on "Tantara"!! This is one of two top dogs in my book in that AVA including up five anywhere close to it. It's worth every penny, the winemakers, tatse, blend, and only put out the very best. This tiny winery puts out some seri...

    Comment by 390558Johnny V 390558 Johnny V


  • we love the Rheingau 2008 pinot noir Edition Maximilian where can I find it in Florida?

    Comment by 386161merrileeat 386161 merrileeat


  • I bought a bottle of Red Bicyclette 2006 Pinot Noir for $6.99.....it was ok....minimal fruit

    Comment by 304231nobagels 304231 nobagels


  • i like casillero del diablo pinot noir can same one recoment same other good pinot noir?

    Comment by 301856cabreraegc 301856 cabreraegc


  • THE absolute BEST Pinot Noir in Texas is Sister Creek from Sisterdale.

    Comment by 341394baln 341394 baln


  • looking for 2004 pinot noir from baron philippe de rothschild cant find it ion my area anybody?

    Comment by 338957belefont62 338957 belefont62


  • I have something to ask. I read the Pinot Noir from Los Aguilares, Ronda, Spain, won a golden prize at Sierre. Where can I find it?

    Comment by 336863etxaideitharte 336863 etxaideitharte


  • There are some interesting beginnings with Pinot N on grafted roots for early ripening in the Skagit Vallet area of Washington State. Precoce looking good so far, especially to our band-tailed pigeons.

    Comment by 124082Mike Hill 124082 Mike Hill


  • YES PINOT NOIR IS MY FAVORITE WINE. WHERE CAN I PURCHASE "THREE SISTERS". IM FROM INDIANA. OR DO YOU RECOMMEND ANOTHER PINOT NOIR?

    Comment by 322679smywpy 322679 smywpy


  • Despite registering a UK address, the recommendations are overwhelmingly US-based, which is not a lot of use.

    Comment by 265763Wadard 265763 Wadard


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