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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  • Domaine de la Désoucherie Cheverny 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington ... bottle is a blend of 80% pinot noir and 20% gamay.I started my bottle last night with my supper of bacon pasta bake. My initial impresion was of how soft and smooth it was although there was good structure.There was also plenty of a cherry and raspberry style fruit. In short th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Siduri Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2008

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    A strawberry, raspberry red in the glass. Plenty of red berry fruits on the nose with vanilla and loads of spice. The acidity is in charge here. A little to much to be honest. Had it been more in balance this could have easily been an 88 pt wine. The fruit comes through with the spice and vanilla layered in, maybe the last bottle will have to si... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Siduri Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by shaldane


  • Zinfandel's are nice.  So are Pinot Noir's.  I picked up our first Soter Vineyards wine club delivery last night from FedEx.  Four bottles of their Pinot Noir, two bottles of their Chardonnay. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Firesteed Pinot Noir 2013

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    This is the best Pinot at this price point hands down. Read More

    Wine review by wlstiles3


  • Meiomi Pinot Noir 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by wlstiles3


  • Single vineyard Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are the order of the day at Willamette Valley’s acclaimed WillaKenzie Estate. Erik joined the Willakenzie team earlier this year to head up winemaking operations. Enjoy these excerpts from my conversation with Erik.MA: Tell me a little bit about your winemaking history. How did you become a winemaker?  E... Read More

    From the article Ask the Winemaker: Erik Kramer


  • Three Paddles Martinborough New Zealand Pinot Noir 2013

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    this Pinot Noir proved to be more and more palatable as I drank more of it. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Can get these - prices AUD We can add any of the following to our order. ... ... Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, $79ea2015 Failla Pinot Noir, Keefer Ranch, Russian River, $99ea2015 Failla Syrah, Hudson Vineyard, Napa Valley, $99ea 2013 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $199ea2012 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, $299 Read More

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  • OT  - you know those wines?  It was well-made, I'm not knocking ... ... But it was a ripe Sonoma Pinot Noir, and if that's all I could get, I'd probably switch to root beer. Something about it just makes me want to gag. For people who like it though, it's where you back up the truck.They had the Stuller Vineyard and the English Hill. Normally ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Full bodied


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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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