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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Popular Regions for Pinot Noir View all

  • Napa

      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • Gevrey Chambertin

      Gevrey-Chambertin is a village in Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits, the northern section of the Co...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Côte de Nuits

      The Cote des Nuits is the northern section of Burgundy’s Cote d’Or. Most of its Grands Cru...

  • Côte de Beaune

      The Cote de Beaune is the southern section of the Cote d’Or, in Burgundy. Most of its Gran...

  • New Zealand

    The history of New Zealand wine-making dates back to the 1800s when settlers planted vines and ...

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  • Scarecrow

    T H E S C A R E C R O W S T O R Y The Scarecrow story begins in a patch of earth with a fabled p...

  • Hagen Heights Vineyards

    As the French are fond of saying the quality begins with the very specific terroir or soils and w...

  • Don Sebastiani & Sons

      To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While ...

  • T-Vine Cellars

    We are a very small winery located off the beaten path in Calistoga, behind the owner - winemaker...

  • Jade Mountain

    History Since 1988, Jade Mountain has been a pioneer in the production of age-worthy Rhône-style ...

  • Joseph Carr

    Joseph Carr wines are produced at Larson Family Vineyards in Carneros, bordering both Napa and So...

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Pinot Noir on Snooth

  • Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros 2010

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    1/2 bottle18.96 --> 13.98 Read More

    Wine review by mariel1112


  • Bourgogne Rouge VV Nicolas Rossignol 2009

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    18.96 --> 14.96 Read More

    Wine review by mariel1112


  • Testarossa Winery Graham Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012

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    Released March 2014...Dark purple hue.. smooth tannins.. cherry, orange, spice, so very "testarossa"...outstanding.. Read More

    Wine review by robfohl


  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... ... Rangi 2000 Marlborough Pinot Noir  |  3 in stock  |  $19.99 Ata Rangi 2001 Marlborough Pinot Noir  |  5 in stock  |  $19.99 Avignonesi 1997 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grande Annata  |  3 in stock  |  $34.99 Baumard 1990 Coteaux du Layon Sainte Cat... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Chalone Vineyard Private Selection Pinot Noir 2010

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    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Last week I published reviews of some varied roses currently on the market. At ... is the pricing issue, the Pinot Noir Based examples were simply much more expensive than all the rest, and there there was the simple fact that being produced from Pinot or Cabernet, these wines have a bit of an advantage in the marketplace.We know Pinot and cab... Read More

    From the article Pinot or Cabernet?


  • Flip Flop P Noir 750m

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    Wine review by hoodie86


  • D'Autrefois Pays d'Oc Pinot Noir Rosé Alfio Moriconi Selection 2013

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    Wine review by Derek25


  • Bergstrom Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve 2007

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    Loved the hints of cedar. @ Vino Volo SEA Read More

    Wine review by Missy Gard


  • Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Ten 2008

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    Beginning to show age in 2014. Tobacco, leather, musty raisins on nose and palate. Needed about thirty minutes to fully open. Deep cherry austerity. A regal wine, for certain. Read More

    Wine review by cma238


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  • World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) events start Friday, March 6 with seminars/tastings including John Winthrop Haeger (North American Pinot Noir); a tasting of Santa Cruz Mountains Pinots exploring the flavor profiles of the region's newly defined subregions; an examination of organic, sustainable, biodynamic vineyard practices; and then the big tasting...

    Comment by 141939Mary Lindsay 141939 Mary Lindsay


  • The World of Pinot Event start on Wed March 4. Cliff Resort Shell Beach in California. If this is with too short notice, Pinot Days are coming up as well.

    Comment by 141077Ekman 141077 Ekman


  • Just started getting into Pinot. It's a little more delicate than some of the fruit bombs I'm used to, but I'm enjoying getting accustomed to its light but leathery tarry goodness.

    Comment by 6331solomania9 6331 solomania9


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