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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  • I just drank one of the 2013 Uncle's the other day.  It's ... an ... an amazing pesto; our first Pinot Noir was a 2009 Cobb Emmaline Ann vineyard.  Just beginning its transition to secondary flavors, with lovely but subtle aromas of close mixing with red plum, cherry blossom and the like.  That disappeared in a hurry and we opened a Fulcrum Pi... Read More

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  • Forgive me if this seems like spam.  It's the only opportunity to buy and experience some good BC wine from the comfort of your own home in the USA.   Greg T actually told me about it and I was surprised I was unaware.  He bought a couple and I think he's pleased thus far.  Anyway, I think the guy who runs the program is in California and he imp... Read More

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  • Kistler Pinot Noir Russian River 2013


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  • Again, showing my trust in OT:Ancillary 2014 Sangiacomo Vineyard ChardonnayI ... 2014 Oppenlander Vineyard Pinot NoirHalcon 2013 Theopolis Vineyard Petite SirahCeritas 2013 Porter-Bass Vineyard ChardonnayMyriad 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonMyriad 2013 Three Twins Vineyard Cabernet SauvignonMyriad 2013 Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Cab... Read More

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  • Wild Horse Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013


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  • Knudsen Vineyards Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2013


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  • Knudsen Vineyards Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2012


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  • Cote Chalonnaise has long been a well known, yet  frequently overlooked ... ... and limestone and clay.. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay flourish here as well. Vines are planted on the best sites which are sheltered, well exposed, with gentle slopes to east or southeast. Here, however, the microclimate is slightly cooler. But with the onset of clima... Read More

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  • Beachcomber Central Coast Pinot Noir 2012


    A Tasting Room Quarterly Selection. Very pale Red Ruby Orange, not much darker that a Rose, but somehow became darker. Opens with caramel and strawberry, with vanilla plum lavender, then bits of smoke and grilled green pepper, Not too much different in the palate, although a bit more vegetal, then as it opens more ripe fruit. Surprisingly full ... Read More

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  • Belle Glos Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands las Alturas Vyd 2014


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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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