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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  • SECRET SANTA: Thanks for the reply but you know that I am a free thinker so ... gift of SANTA's favorite Pinot Noir. LOL just kidding. One more thing, if the Pinot Noir doesn't taste like the grape that's ok to me because...........there are only two kinds of wine, one's you like and one's you don't.BOSTON LOBSTER MAN: I couldn't agree more wi... Read More

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  •  PS I have to say I really like this forum because I have learned a lot, but when I joined I thought it would be how to drink well for under $20, but it is mostly how to drink well for over $50. That is fun too, but has limited application for many. LOL, once you get bit by the bug there's no real cure, just more medication.Hey, my 49ers are mak... Read More

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  • It is 60% Monterey, 24% Santa Barbara, and 16% Sonoma. Bottled in Napa for cache. Your quintessential cheap CA Pinot.  Try it you may like it.    Read More

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  • Ok went into the cellar to see what I could find. Here is one that I bought recently from Trader Joes for $9 on sale. I think it is very drinkable. Not a "special" wine but nonetheless meritable at its price point.  Read More

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  • PS I have to say I really like this forum because I have learned a lot, but when I joined I thought it would be how to drink well for under $20, but it is mostly how to drink well for over $50. That is fun too, but has limited application for many. Read More

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  • Fine Wines InternationalUSA (CA): San Francisco.  Free shipping on eligible orders.1961 Lynch-Bages 750ml $ 1,200.00 Bottle ex. sales tax Shop 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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