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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  • Arborbrook Vineyards Pinot Noir Origin 1866 Chehalem Mountains 2011


    2011 vintage. Extremely enjoyable Chehalem Mtns. Oregon pinot. Cherry cola and black cherry on the nose. More of the cherry cola on the tongue with some cranberry and fresh rhubarb. There are fairly well resolved tannins, mouth watering acidity and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Frederic Lornet Arbois Pinot Noir 2012


    I bought this bottle of wine over the internet from for ... ... bottle is made from the pinot noir grape.I started my bottle last night with my steak supper and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a raspberry and cherry style fruit there and the tannins are soft but hold the wine together nicely. This is not particularly ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Evening Land Seven Springs Pinot Noir 2012


    #3 of the 2015 Wine Spectator Top 100 Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Peller Estates Ice Cuvee Classic Niagara Peninsula Vqa NV


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • I'll get back to you as I'm not a Pinot guy, but I have very good sources to draw from! guy says the McLean Creek one has "barnyard" (ask JD about some Burgundies) I might say try the Reimer first, or even the $25 one. Read More

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  • Stonewood Pinot Noir Pinot Noir United States California Red NV


    far too sweet for me to consider it a good pinot noir. Read More

    Wine review by donmuerte

  • J Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2013


    Very perfumed violet, blueberry, cherry and plum aromas on the nose. Tart cherry and spice in the mouth with a touch of licorice and cinnamon spice. It's quite juicy and full of bright flavors, with a tartness towards the finish and just a touch of vanilla and oak flavors.88 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Bootleg Red Blend 2012


    Dark blackberry and baking spice on the nose with interesting notes of dried fig and dried currant. In the mouth this feels full and rich, with more dried fig and dark fruit, some licorice and lots of creamy spice, chewy tannins and a bit of heat on the finish. Bold enough to stand up to a variety of grilled meats and savory dishes, but with som... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Which Pinot Noir's do you recommend DV?  I think the Meyer Pinot's would be the ones at $40 each. Read More

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  • Thanks for clearing that up JD.  Looks like a fun party.  I would be ... ... in trying a New Zealand Pinot Noir.  So far, I think the best Pinot Noir I've tasted has been from Oregon, and that includes Burgundy too.  Of course, I'm talking $100+ bottles from Williamette Valley here, and I certainly haven't gone much above that price poin 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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