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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  • Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2013


    Rough and tarry on the nose with waves of vanilla and black cherry, hints of rose petal and a bit of currant. Thin in the mouth, somehow lacking depth and still being quite easy drinking, there's a bit of spice on the finish accompanying dried fig, black cherry and cinnamon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Discovering a good wine bar at London Wine Week can be like a treasure ... ... method from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (with a bit of Pinot Blanc in there too),” Moore wrote. “Pop into the Andaz to try a flight of three different styles of Franciacorta … Just don’t mention Prosecco.” Moore then moved on to her recommendation of The 10 Cases, a b... Read More

    From the article Searching for a Solid Quaff: Telegraph Maps London Wine Week

  • Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir 2014


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    Wine review by popz4120

  • Dear CommunityToday I want to introduce you(sorry for my bad english) to a very ... very ... wines: Trollinger, Pinot Noir, DornfelderSparkling wine: RieslingI can only speak from my experience and would like to share with you this well-hidden winery. Which manufactures such good wines. Since my first wine tasting there I'm a supporter of Götz... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • About a month, or so, ago, vin0vin0 posted on a Bedrock Syrah from Alder ... ... ... and 2012 Alder Springs Pinot Noir.  I had purchased some of the 2012 AS Chardonnay from them in the fall.  I know it is a terrific wine.  So, I was surprised and pleased that more was available.  So, I ordered 3 X of the Chardonnay and 1 X of the P Read More

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  • Carmel Road Pinot Noir Monterey 2013


    Light cherry and raspberry aromas are immediately jumping out of the glass. Juicy and bright mouthfeel, there's not a ton of acidity but it's certainly present over the light earthy note and the fruit. Predominantly cherry flavors leading the charge here with a dose of sugary plums and a light touch of oak on the finish which is a bit tight with... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Duncan - That's great to hear.  I do hope to enjoy it.  Today I ... a 2013 Chardonnay, a 2013 Pinot Noir, and a 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Something to satisfy just about all wine drinkers I should sa Read More

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  • V V - Are you by chance getting any of their Pinot Noir?  I would stay away from Santa Barbara due to that oil leak.  Monterey should be nice, especially on the coast.  I wonder if Clint Eastwood still lives up there... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • So JD - Happy Anniversary.  I'm curious about the connection of the ... site.  I loved the 2007 Pinot Noir that we tasted at the Roederer Estate Winery.  Also, do you still have the bottle?  You can validate it with a code on the back of the bottle. &nbs Read More

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  • The Crater Rim' Canterbury New Zealand Pinot Noir 2012


    a wonderful reflection of the variety, very smooth, tasty subtle & yet bold. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

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