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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  • Can get these - prices AUD We can add any of the following to our order. ... ... Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, $79ea2015 Failla Pinot Noir, Keefer Ranch, Russian River, $99ea2015 Failla Syrah, Hudson Vineyard, Napa Valley, $99ea 2013 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $199ea2012 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, $299 Read More

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  • OT  - you know those wines?  It was well-made, I'm not knocking ... ... But it was a ripe Sonoma Pinot Noir, and if that's all I could get, I'd probably switch to root beer. Something about it just makes me want to gag. For people who like it though, it's where you back up the truck.They had the Stuller Vineyard and the English Hill. Normally ... Read More

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  • Guarachi Family Wines Pinot Noir Sun Chase Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2014

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    Expressive, expansive nose with light spice and fresh cherry and strawberry fruit coming well ahead of the cherry cola notes that join the fray. Excellent complexity in the mouth with darkest black cherry and sweet baking spice notes, creamy milk chocolate that lingers and evolves and a mixed berry freshness throughout. This is a diverse and int... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • The Eagle Screams into Burgundy Screaming Eagle Owner Buys Majority Stake ... 3.5 of which are planted to Pinot Noir for red Corton. The estate is the second-largest owner of Corton-Charlemagne land, and its wine is known for its class and longevity.Since assuming the management of Bonneau du Martray from his father in 1994, Le Bault de la Mor... Read More

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  • http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Gallo-Buys-Stagecoach-VineyardSaw this article interested on insights on Stagecoach and impact of Gall buying Read More

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  • Pommard Clos des Ursulines-Bichot Domaine du Pavillon 2005

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    This lonely bottle in my paired-down wine cellar (or facsimile thereof) opens with a scent of wet earth, violets and dried cranberry; colour is well retained and only slightly lighter than at bottling, with entry surprisingly tart (acidic rather than tannic) with strawberry notes and a fairly long finish. Light for a Pommard, so drink up. 88. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • My guess is that it's a one off.So here's another suggestion. I found this Pinot Noir on deep discount (for which I was castigated on another thread). So I tried it. It's called Boheme. Big, thick, sweet, grapey, crappy, typical except it has some burnt sugar notes that come through. I'm thinking it's not as bad as some because of those burnt no... Read More

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  • Looking for a really full bodied red wine - the more robust the better, up to $150ish. Thanks!   Read More

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  • Meiomi Pinot Noir 2015

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    Thick, syrupy for a pinot. Too sweet. Spread it on toast or serve with peanut butter in a sandwich. Owned by Gallo. Read More

    Wine review by Under the Influence


  • Meiomi Pinot Noir 2015

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    Grapes sourced from Monterey, Santa Barbara and Sonoma counties. Delicate spice and cherry compote aromas with light confectioners sugar and violet notes on the nose. Aromas continue to the palate where they are met by a soft oak spice, a touch of licorice and herb, blueberry fruit and a finish of ripe black cherry Dr Pepper. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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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.

    Comment by 6331solomania9 6331 solomania9


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