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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  • Very nice selection of Oregon Pinot Noir.  We've been to Penner-Ash, but we haven't bought any wines from them.   Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wineries to visit in Newberg, OR


  • EMARK - That pretty much sums up my thoughts also.  Don't know why, some people love 'em - I just can't get on the same page.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • $9.99 at Costco I bought this one just so that I could post on this thread.  I'm not sure it meets the "good" requirement, though.I have enjoyed Kenwood wines for quite a few years.  They are generally well-made wines at a very reasonable price.  I can't remember ever having a Kenwood PN, before, but, when I saw it in the bin for $9.99, I figure... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • Kenwood Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2014

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    Pretty, clear garnet color. Light cherry nose. Tart cherry on entry. Some slight bitterness that seems to be diminishing. While not offensive, it is pretty undistinguished. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • A normal topic for christmas time that is missing this year. I have an 2009 Mont Redon CdP that I'll serve with prime rib. I'm really looking forward to it. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What are you serving for...


  • The Calling Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2014

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    Had at matt the Miller Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Yesterday was nice.  Sandra and her friend Lynn (who has attended a few of ... of ... Sandra selected a Pinot Noir to pair with her main entree (King Salmon), while I elected to try a different Manhattan, this time using Woodford Reserve Bourbon.  I almost liked that more than the first Manhattan.  We shared the fatty salmon appetizer, and the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Mendoza

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    Musky earthy aromas of sandy soil and clay on the nose with hints of peach, melon and dried sage. Continues to be earthy and concentrated on the palate with lemon and grapefruit citrus fruit, floral peach and dried apricot and a pervasive leesy earth throughout that's dusty and drying. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Bousquet Brut Rose Mendoza

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    Strong watermelon and cherry aromas. Tart sour cherry and more watermelon on the palate with a drying bit of tannin and full acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bodegas Salentein Portillo Pinot Noir Uco Valley 2015

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    Creamy fresh cherry and candied strawberry aromas with a note of buttery brioche. Clear and clean on the palate without a ton of depth, this expresses itself in fresh fruit notes of cherry and cranberry, a touch of violets and a smoky finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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