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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Pinot Noir on Snooth

  • I smoked some last Saturday in 5DF weather with snow.  It was hell keeping the smoker at a proper temp, but after 2hrs they were done and came out fine.  Non-drinkers for guests, but a good cabby would have been great. Read More

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  • EM - Sandra said it was salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, fresh thyme and garlic.  She used the same marinade with some olive oil on the small potatoes that were baked in the oven.RC - I hope you can find a bottle.  They have other selections, some are vineyard specific. Read More

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  • Hey Al, what is the marinade on the chops?  It looks to be heavy in garlic.  Yummers. Read More

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  • Al -Good to know - that's available available where we'er headed on Thursday. Read More

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  • The Roots Pinot Noir was pretty tasty.  Not the best of course, but worth the money.  I would recommend it.  The lamb chops were very tasty; nine minutes on the grill. Read More

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  • Ok, this 2012 Roots Pinot Noir is in the $30 range and I plan to open it tonight after I get home from feeding a dozen rescue cats.  I'll be grilling some lamb chops to pair with this bottle. Read More

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  • Taz Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Fiddlestix 2007

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    MI piace un pò di meno Read More

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  • Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose Cuvee Thomas Jefferson 2015

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    Binny's 1/31/2018. It's always the mood that makes it seem to taste a little better. Our 43rd wedding anniversary, (2/15/2018), was just such an occasion. Lovely, light, colorful and dry. Perfect sparkler to sip as we played "remember when" before the fireplace. Read More

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  • BLM, look forward to your next report from the trenches (as in trencherman and whatever word like that works for a drinker, too) of Burgundy. Will love to hear what you find in that price range, too. Though whatever you find in local shops the prices will tend to be higher in online shops in France and other parts of Europe. Go figure... 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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