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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  • Alain Michelot Nuits St. Georges les Porêts Saint-Georges Premiere Cru 2008

    Snoothrank:

    felt that this aged rather quickly and is ready to drink now. cool nose with peppermint hints. felt more fruit-forward and mellow, yet savoury. quite sure it's at it's prime now. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Alain Michelot Nuits St. Georges les Porêts Saint-Georges Premiere Cru 2006

    Snoothrank:

    nose of raspberry and dark fruits. and felt rather spicy, balance by intense fruits. still pretty good. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Alain Michelot Nuits St. Georges les Porêts Saint-Georges Premiere Cru 2002

    Snoothrank:

    quite surprising that it tasted rather young despite being a relatively older vintage. plums and cassis on nose, and savoury and fruity. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • When you spend more than two weeks in a place you soak in a lot about it. Taste ... Blanc for a long time. The Pinot Noir has earned a reputation over the last decade as well. But what wasn’t obvious to me until I got to New Zealand was the dizzying array of top shelf aromatic whites. Whether your interests fall to Riesling, Viognier, Gewürztra... Read More

    From the article Aromatic Whites are New Zealand's Secret Star


  • We flew out west in early March (04 March 2017) to continue our annual wine tasting / visiting trips with relatives and friends.  The hotels and other places to stay were all set, but the wineries on the visit list were not totally determined in advance.  We planned two days of tasting in the Willamette Valley (McMinnville, Oregon) and two days ... Read More

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  • Let it be said that I purchase most of my wine at Total Wine & More.Here's how I do it and I am usually 95% satisfied with ALL of my purchases.I decide on the varietals I need first then shop in my price range for the highest rated and my tried and true favorites on Total Wine & More Website. From dry to sweet, white to red and to heavy cabs fro... Read More

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  • GregDean is a good bloke and yes does make some good wineUnfortunately history ... SauvignonAdelaide Hills - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon BlancPLus the Riverland which is our Bulk Wine regionWA has Margaret river which is Cabernet and CHardonnayVictoria has many small regions  - Yarra Valley, Mornington, Macedon Ranges, Beechworth, - t... Read More

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  •   AU BON CLIMAT La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara 2009 and 2010Are these worth picking up at around USD 40-50 per bottle  Read More

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  • Sea Glass Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Not a bad entry level pinot and well worth $10. It has a dark cherry profile that adds richness with an earthiness and touch of spice. Good daily drinker. 86 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • I bet that Pinot Noir was a tasty one.  Those are the kind of Pinots that we enjoy. Read More

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  • i cannot figure out to use your wine finder = the places to type in wine ect. I cannot find - I cannot go thru thousands of wines in calif. I amm looking for red tree pinot noir

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