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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  • Still enjoying the new TV tonight while we had Sandra's parents over for ... ... Grand Ordinaire Reserve Pinot Noir Gamay blend (80% Pinot / 20% Gamay) from Burgundy.  The Chardonnay shown below will stay in the fridge for now.  I then opened the 2014 Le Loup dans la Bergerie for comparison and they do offer a similar taste but now we're talk... Read More

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  • Clearly those were below retail.  Someone must have overbought or had a ... the 2014 Scott Family RRV Pinot Noir for about $40.  Wife really liked it, as she likes bigger Pinots, and we had room in my bike bag (we were biking on the Silverado trail, something we've enjoyed in the past, but won't be doing again), so in it went.  Our Rockpile al... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Marsannay Chateau de Marsannay Red 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Marsannay Chateau de Marsannay Rose 2010

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  • Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir 2014

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    Wine review by mchaps22


  • D. Bosler Birdsnest Pinot Noir 2011

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    Wine review by nancymergatroyd


  • D. Bosler Birdsnest Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley 2015

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    Wine review by nancymergatroyd


  • Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of ... ... ... Vineyards 2013 Reserve Pinot Noir ($52)This Pinot was made from Estate fruit grown in the Hood River section of Columbia Gorge. Bits of red currant and spice emerge on the nose. Wisps of cherry, pomegranate and cranberry are all apparently on the palate. Bla... Read More

    From the article Washington & Oregon Wines Tread the Line


  • Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

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    Wine review by gmb468


  • Archery Summit Estate Pinot Noir 2014

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    Final pairing of the dinner at Savoy. Had this with Ahi Tuna and sauteed Mushrooms. Another terrific pairing. Opens with black and blue berries, bit of leather, oak, herbs, and dark, ripe Cherries. Nicely balanced tending toward the Herbs/Spice/Leather rather than Fruit. Excellent with plating. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • 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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