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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  • Finca la Pampa Barrel Selected Pinot Noir 2016

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    I got given this bottle of wine back at Christmas and have no idea where my ... ... of Argentina It is 100% pinot noir and spent 6 months in oak barrels. I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.There is some cherry,raspberry and cola style fruit with soft tannins that gave just sufficent structure. It was not quite up to ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Who knows?  Maybe I can learn to appreciate Pinot Noir: As many, here, know, my biggest objection to California PNs is that they taste so much like cherry cough syrup.  This one does present red fruit, but it is a suggest, only.  That is so nice.  Maybe, also, i'm getting the advantage of a couple years of bottle age.  Nothing dominates.  There ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2015

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    Bright red cherry aromas with a light note of cranberry, this is fresh and floral with darkly sweet spice. Soft and mellow note with a zesty mid palate that delivers a bold freshness and a mixture of blueberry and plum spice, more notes of fresh cranberry and lightly textured tannins, a smooth and balanced wine with soft fruit and fall spice tow... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Knudsen Vineyards Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2015

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    Tart sour cherry and floral wildberry aromas with hints of dusky cranberry and fresh spice. The palate is a full bowl of cherries, round and generous with sweet spice and creamy vanilla notes through the mid palate, finishing with a clean light red currant and cranberry note and gentle tannins, zesty spice and a touch of candied herb. Very pleas... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Nomade Pinot Noir 2014

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    this exemplifies for me what a good Pinot noir should taste like: smooth, sublime, rich yet not overwhelming. I should buy more bottles as this is a very good wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Dark Horse Pinot Noir 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Packard5625


  • Domaine de Mauperthuis Irancy Pinot Noir 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.houseoftownend.com for ... ... ... Yonne.The main grape is pinot noir although up to 10% of the cesar grape is allowed in a blend.This is a rare and unusual grape introduced into Burgundy by the Romans and is a cross between pinot noir and a Spanish grape called argent.Domaine de Mauperthuis i... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Edna Valley Vineyard Central Coast Pinot Noir 2015

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    Black cherry and floral violet aromas. Lots of red fruit on the palate and a bot of cola and red licorice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Cote de Nuits 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bonterra Pinot Noir Mendocino County 2016

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    Dusty notes of plum, raspberry and mixed baking spice on the nose. Nicely textured on the palate, a touch medicinal with cherry cola and zesty spice. Black cherry and red currant fruit with a bit of resinous earth coming through, some licorice and a bold spice to the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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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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