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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  • Fine Wines InternationalUSA (CA): San Francisco.  Free shipping on eligible orders.1961 Lynch-Bages 750ml $ 1,200.00 Bottle ex. sales tax Shop Read More

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  • I am extremely price conscious when I buy wine. If I part with more than $20 I ... The most I ever spent on a Pinot Noir was $100 when I was entertaining a client who absolutely loved Nuit-Saint Georges.The most I ever spent for myself was $100 on a 1961 Chateau Lynch Bage when there were 11 French franc to the dollar. But 1961 was a year that... Read More

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  • A couple months ago I bought this 2005 Santenay for 16.20 eu after tasting it, ... this is a truly outstanding Pinot Noir in an excellent year at a bargain price. The 2007 Pommard is pricier but it is knock your socks off.&nbs Read More

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  • La Crema has different offerings in the $20 range. It's my go to crowd pleaser at parties. Worth a try. Estancia is decent. Read More

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  • Curious as if it doesn't taste like the actual grape what does it ... table wine.  Pinot Noir is a delicate lively wine. Sub $20 Pinot tends to be thick, over-ripe, lacking natural acidity and floral notes due to the manufacturing processes at the wine manufacturing facilities and the low quality fruit that is blended to achieve the brands recipe Read More

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  • Last Thursday after our movie, we dined at Brine where they have pretty tasty ... while I selected a sparkling Pinot Noir from Barboursville Vineyward in Virginia.  Very nice. &nbs Read More

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  • De Loach, Estancia, Hahn... I wouldn't venture any further. Anything under ... under $15 will not resemble Pinot Noir in the slightest. Not that you might not like it, just that it won't be representative of the actual grap Read More

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  • To SECRETSANTAYou possibly are onto something sir, however now that I have one ... ... what price point does Pinot Noir taste like Pinot Noir?Please offer an answer to my question SECRET SANTAAppreciating your input.LeftyThe Great Pacific Northwe Read More

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  • Lindemans Bin 99 Pinot Noir 2014

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    A light (13%) very drinkable Pinot Noir. Got what I paid for, hence no revelations to espouse. Read More

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  • Scribe Pinot Noir 2011

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    No written review

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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.

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  • 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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