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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  • 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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    Wine review by eaglebass


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  • Estancia Pinot Noir Reserve 2009

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    one of the best wine's we have ever had wow Read More

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  • Either way, sounds good. Burgundy v. Bordeaux is always fun. Read More

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  • Don't know but you will like him. He's a good guy although his taste is distinctly French. I ran into him in France one time, completely unexpectedly. GdP also knows him well.I'll set something up to introduce you in the next month or so. Had no idea he'd moved out west. But I think the last few times I've seen him we've had Bordeaux.  Read More

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  • Greg, I should just send over a bottle. When are you getting together with your friend? Read More

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  • Sourcing locally, or from your NYC cellar? You could always raid JD's. Or are you talking Sonoma/Willamette? Oh dear, having to trample your well known aversion for mere friendship...  ;-) Read More

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  • Dmcker - I like fuller pinots with more fruit, not that thready, soft, pinot. More dark cherry than softer raspberry, red cherry.  That's my palate not that it matters. They certainly DON'T act like a hot Cali cabs.I don't know you guys well enough to know your tongue in cheek from other statements, so no I didn't catch it...and why should I care? Read More

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  • Be nice D! I just got word from an old friend who just moved out to SD. Long time in the wine business, loves Burgundy and knows it well. I have to find something worthy to share with him. Read More

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