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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  • Penner-Ash makes some pretty good Pinot Noir, though not my favorite in the Willamette Valley.  Read More

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  • Acrobat Pinot Noir 2012

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    Much like the Hahn this offered rich fruit - dark cherry but more red berry fruit, soft and elegant with spice, earth and cocao. This finish was lingering and mouthwatering. No wonder this was WS Top 100 for only $13. Drink now - Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Acrobat Pinot Noir 2012

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    Wine review by terrymiami


  • That's a deal.  I remember their Pinot Noir being quite expensive at their Anderson Valley winery in California.  That was a favorite of mine back in 2012.    Read More

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  • Josh Cellars Pinot Noir 2014

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    It's ok... too sweet for a pinot noir, tastes like blackberry brandy, a bit syrupy even, if you like sweeter I guess it's ok Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Enjoying an anchovy and balsamic caper pasta dish with, of all things, an Acrobat 2012 Pinot Noir that was recommended to me and for the price was really very good - a complete and pleasant surprise, though it shouldn't be.King Estate bought them and bottles entry level PN, PG and Rose of Pinot under the Acrobat label.  I've now had 2 of the 3 a... Read More

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  • Mission Hill Pinot Noir Martin's Lane 2012

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    This wine was labelled the "best" Pinot Noir in the world under £15 at the World a Decanter awards in 2013. The 2014 continues this tradition. It's appeal begins with its deep, vibrant hue in the glass and the wonderful aromas and flavours of raspberry and cherry. Excellent weight and concentration with spicy notes on a lingering finish. Decanti... Read More

    Wine review by ccarson2


  • Stoneleigh Latitude Pinot Noir 2012

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    Another one had at Lunch yesterday at Marcello's Chophouse. Opens with Musk and Stewed Black Fruit, and Earthiness. Tart, somewhat acidic, and medium to highly tannic, but pleasantly so. As it opens, it smooths out and delivers more and more stewed fruits, some chocolate/cocoa, and earth. I prefer this style much more than the more fruit forward... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • We drank this one (Domain Serene 2010 Pinot Noir from the Two Barns vineyard) up fairly quickly, sharing it with Sandra's father tonight when her parents came over for dinner at our place.  It's our usual Wednesday evening dinner thing with her parents, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy while eating dinner.  Her father will be 90 this Augus... Read More

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  • Champagne Henri Delattre Brut Selection NV

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    I got given a half-bottle of this by a friend . Champagne is France's most ... ... is made from the chardonnay,pinot noir and pinot menieur grapes.My bottle comes from one of the negociant houses in this area and my enquiries have revealed that it is 100% pinot noir.. We had it yesterday with a lunch of ham salad and I did enjoy it.It is a whi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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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...

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  • 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.

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