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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  • Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Pinot Noir 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Sorta confused by this. Notes of dark cherry and plum as thew winery says are fine, but there is a layered mintiness to this that seems out of place, but adds to the overall freshness on the palate. Cinnamon, chewy tannins are worth it. Drink now - 88 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... quaffing wine2015 Nepenthe Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills - Not a complex PN by any stretch but pleasant to drink and at AUD20 good value PN2015 McGuigan The Shortlist Montepulciano - This was a surprise packet as the variety is pretty new to us down under,  a very impressi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Yes, how is the wine in the Ukraine?  I bet the good stuff is shipped to ...;Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Rkatsiteli Read More

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  • Rascal Pinot Noir 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Running a bit hot, but just a bit. Nice pinot. Typical of the varietal. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir Monterey 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Light cherry, soft blossom and sticky tar notes on the nose. This has a sweet spice bloom on the palate that is explosive on entry with rich fruit flavors of red currant jam and Bing cherries, good acidity coming through towards a tart finish that's earthy and oaky with a resinous almost pine finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Poseidon Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2014

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    Acquired in Kaua'i, Hawai'i, after a Golden State Warriors 2017 series clenching loss at Cleveland. Only to let our family get home to celebrate their Game 5 victory. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • The '15 Bedrock is a little wound up. A year orbtwo owuld surely help.I ... Vineyards San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir (reload)2x 2015 Son of a Butcher Napa Valley RedThen it was off to WineBid to pick up some recent iwnnings but on the way Instopped at Napa Valley Wine and Cigar to visit my good friends Randy and Carrie Bowman and catch up. While... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Rully Michel Picard 1998

    Snoothrank:

    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/114020.Rully is an appellation created in 1939 [although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans ] for red and white wines [although two-thirds of production is white ] from the communes of Rully and Chagny in the north of the Cotes Cha... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Some Burgundy winemakers pull their noses up at Beaujolais but, like it or not, ... not, ... red is the classic Pinot Noir whilst Beaujolais’ red grape is Gamay. Many see Gamay as the poor relation but as investment pours into Beaujolais, this lesser known variety is producing some super wines. For the record there is a tiny amount of white Be... Read More

    From the article Beaujolais Wine is in Bloom


  • I am now inspired as we have a long weekend in most of Australia this weekend ... maybe Chardonnay, definitely Pinot Noir before a mandatory Shiraz and maybe depending on flow a Cab with cheese at the endSo tonight I will plan the menu over a glass of wine and shop on Saturday and cook sundayI will report the carnage sometime Mond 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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