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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  • Domaine des Lambrays Morey St Denis Grand Cru Clos des Lambrays 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • The only Oregon wine I saw was quite a few lots of Torii Mor pinot noir.Torii Mor has its following for its wine, and for its winery visits, and also has interesting owners. They landscaped around the winery like their idea of Japanese gardens but what is closer to a shrine precinct. 'Torii' in Japanese is those large gates in front of Shinto sh... Read More

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  • Santa Rita Pinot Noir 120 2014

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    Wine Sellers of Saugatuck, 8/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Some of my favorites: Muscadet and other Loire (I eat a lot of shellfish), La Rose Noire (a pinot noir that does not travel very far from Dardagny, Switzerland), anything big and red, Champagne and french Blanc de Blancs. I am always open to try new wines! Read More

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  • Winter's Hill Estate Dry Rose Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2014

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    The Christmas hampers are very exclusive by nature and are delivered with a reason which makes a lonely soul feel happy. The hampers are thus sent through various online companies who makes the procedure more easy and time consuming. During the time of Christmas people staying in Singapore demand for these items and ultimately people Send Chris... Read More

    Wine review by Gifts4singapore


  • Winter's Hill Estate Dry Rose Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2014

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    Savory cranberry raspberry aromas are inviting and cool in the glass. This is silky in the mouth and carries a nice firm fruit throughout, showing black cherry and watermelon with a clean ripe finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Gracenote Pinot Noir 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • No big secret that I was seduced by a well-known Snooth poster into the Myriad ... cut away ripened clusters of Pinot Noir grapes from our Sonoma Coast Sangiacomo Vineyard.  At the same time, our Tofanelli Vineyard crews (along with a bit of help from Riley our winery dog) energetically harvested 2.5 tons of Old Vine Semillon. This marks our s... Read More

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  • EM - I'm feeling the desire for a Ridge Zinfandel, but that would mean a ... ... brought a 2010 Goldeneye Pinot Noir from the Gowan Creek Vineyard, as it's our custom to bring a bottle to the host meal.  They had a 2012 Goldeneye Pinot Noir but just the generic one.  Dinner was to be halibut however, as it was on sale that week.  We started wi... Read More

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  • Bogle Pinot Noir 2014

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    Juicy red fruit flavors blend with a nice layer of spice.90pts Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


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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.

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