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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  • Gothic Nevermore Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by alm mtw

  • I have very little experience with Grenache/Granacha.  (I don't think ... ... of Petite Sirah and Pinot Noir.  I'm hoping that I get another chance when the Alturas is released this winte Read More

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  • Dark Horse Pinot Noir 2014


    Cherry fruit aromas are a touch savory noted as well. In the mouth this turns quite bright with cherry and nice spice and has a bit of licorice on the finish. Smooth and refreshing, this does a good job of being clean, simple and easy to drink at an attractive price point. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2013


    Ripe cherries on the nose with a bit of alcohol. Lightly sweet cherries in the mouth with good acidity and a long drying finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Jax Y3 Pinot Noir 2013


    Not as fruit forward as a traditional Pinot. Spice and raspberry flavors and aromas. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Gary Farrell Pinot Noir Russian River 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Candoni Pinot Noir 2013


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    Wine review by Krystle lee1

  • Lompoc Wine Company Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012


    Berry notes, smooth finish and great balance. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Cheverny Rouge "Le Point du Jour" Domaine Philippe Tessier L Pinot-Noir Gamay Cot Frankrijk Loire 2008


    Really nice balanced and very light wine. Great value. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Big Table Farm Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

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    Wine review by alm mtw

  • 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 $ 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


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  • 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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