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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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Was wondering if anyone's...


  • Volnay Aoc 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Vanessa Fairbank


  • Windy Bay Pinot Noir 2012

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    Had with spicy Seafood dinner last evening, Medium-full in the mouth, seemed similar to the Meiomi Pinot, but not as velvety or with the strength of cedar, fudge, and cherry, but a good accompaniment to the Seafood nevertheless. Need to try this alongside other Pinots. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • This book looks enticing but was looking for feedback from anyone who may have read it. Thanks Read More

    Forum post in the topic Was wondering if anyone's...


  • 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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