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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  • SUNDAY LUNCH...Roasted Australian lamb, stuffed mushrooms, North African style ... ... 2012 BROADLEY VINEYARDS PINOT NOIR, "SHEA" 2012, WILLAMETTE VALLEY OREGON.The ultimate Sunda Read More

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  • So Sandra and I just arrived home from a two night stay in Charlottesville, ... selected a 2014 Firesteed Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley.  It was decent but not at the level of our Ridge wine.  They helped us finish our bottl Read More

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  • Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ ... Creek ... Creek 2014 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir, which shows bright fruit and acidity with a luxurious, gentle, and refined mouthfeel.On the other hand, Masculine refers to wines that may be higher in alcohol, that are fruit forward,  feature dominating tannins, or that ex... Read More

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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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