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 »

Mentor for Pinot Noir Wines

Erica Landin

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.

View Profile » View Top Lists »

Other Mentors

See all Mentors »

View More

Popular Pinot Noir wines

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Page 6 of 1,000

Pinot Noir on Snooth

  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2014

    Snoothrank:

    This is a beautifully balanced Pinot! Velvety and full of sweet fruits. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • In 2012 it looked like this:1. Chardonnay (93,153 acres)2. Cabernet Sauvignon ... ... Merlot (45,260 acres)5. Pinot Noir (38,049 acres)6. French Colombard (21,020 acres)7. Syrah (18,620 acres)8. Sauvignon Blanc (14,911 acres)9. Pinot Gris (12,473 acres)10. Rubired (10,903 acres)11. Petite Sirah (7,957 acres)12. Barbera (6,286 acres)13. Chenin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Andre Goichot Corton Grand Cru les Perrieres 2013

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine ... Pinot ... Pinot Gris/Grigio, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo are gaining in wine production all over the Golden State. Vintners are also increasingly blending new combinations of popular and less-familiar varietals.      “Because of the cultural diversity of California’s gro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Ask and ye shall be answered, JD. From Univ. of Adelaide:The world’s 10 ... blanc9. Trebbiano Toscano10. Pinot noir The university's database is available online at: www.adelaide.edu.au/wine-econ/databases/winegrapes and an e-book can be freely downloaded at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/titles/winegrape Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir California Coastal 2009

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by AdleyL


  • Primitivo di Manduria DOC Sessantanni 2011

    Snoothrank:

    This is one of my favorites, its a very affordable wine, and its qualities are ... to me as ghe father of the Pinot Noir, and i agree, nice and smooth at begining and spikes of flavor as going through, you can tell im in love with it Read More

    Wine review by Artsherly


  • Duckhorn wine club delivery today.  Six bottles that go right into ... ...  The three Goldeneye Pinot Noir's are going to be a real treat someday.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Well, that Trump wine doesn't even compare to some of the other wines ... ... I wonder how that 2013 Eyrie Pinot Noir is going to taste?  I'm really looking forward to our visit  with Kelly at Kelly Fox Wines.....EM - Nice hau Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


prev 1 ...  4 5 6 7 8  ...  1000 next




Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Pinot Noir Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Pinot Noir wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network