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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  • White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a ... for a few years, takes on a pinot noir quality. But upon release, Beaujolais is ready for summer!  Morgon seems to be a familiar choice for cru Beaujolais, but for summer, step out of your comfort zone and try the softer, more floral feminine Beaujolais from Fleuri... Read More

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  • They've had a hell of a time with it in Burgundy, like a 50-90% lost vintage. Unsure on quality, but it's dubious.What's going on in Napa/Sonoma? I hear Halcon Alturas is a ways away from ripening, but the harvest of whites has been in full effect. When should the Cabernet, and other reds be "ready"?Let's pick now (or soon) I say!Floods and fros... Read More

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  • Hello folks,  I have some wines I would like to sell privately. I was ...lpinot noir2007 1Rochiolipinot noir2006 1Tenuta Sette Ponti Orenoother2009red blnd1Yalumba The Signature Cabernet/Shiraz  Cabernet/Shiraz2002 7Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier lieu dit Malakoffshiraz2006 1Domaine Pierre Morey MontheliePinot Noir  1Borgo Scopetochianti2000 1 Fa... Read More

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  • Yep, you're right DM - I left out fishing! Fishing was my favorite pastime ... Franc, and a great little Pinot noir.  At another winery I produced a nice little pink bubbly from Chardonnay and Pinot noir fruit.I know there are quite a few more wineries out there now and that they've come a long way.  I thought, in general, the wines there, alb... Read More

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  • Hacienda Araucano Pinot Noir Reserva 2013

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    Lightly fungal notes of ripe cherry and raspberry with some heat and spice to the nose. Full of red fruit and bursting with acidity, this is somewhat simple in flavor with cherry and spice showing well. Read More

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  • Wow, that picture came out just a little bigger than I was expecting! lolGood ... followed by Chardonnay and Pinot noir.  Cabernet Sauvignon had difficulty ripening fully and presented most winemakers with the infamous Monterey "veggie" character.  Monterey has generally fixed their problem - not sure with Long Island wines.  So although I gai... Read More

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  • Hi, I'm Bruce.  I'm a UC Davis graduate of enology (26 years ago..alas) and have recently joined Snooth.  I was a former winemaker and enologist at two wineries on Long Island during the 1990s and am now semi-retired in Sarasota, FL.I'm still working in the wine trade, part-time in retail, but otherwise retired.  I'm still active in wine and eno... Read More

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  • We'll be in touch. I'm out of town a lot for the next six weeks so it will be kind of hard - probably some time in the fall. He's between us geographically. Read More

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  • Solena Estate Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir 2013

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