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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  • Stemmari Pinot Noir 2014

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    Interesting wine in that the color is dark ruby tinged with a bit of purple and the nose is dark fruit and dark cherries; but the palate is classic Italian with light fruit and high acidity with little residual sugar. It is a simple wine that would be best served with chicken, pork or pasta instead of served alone as a appetizer. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Myriad Dr Crane release opened today. Grabbed 2 Dr Cranes and 1 Elysian. Alesia ... want mags of Chardonnay or Pinot Noi Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Belle Glos Pinot Noir California Meiomi 2010

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    Smooth and deep fruit flavors describes this Cali Pinot. Resembles the Oregon Willamette Valley organic brands I love. Easy sipping wine. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • RCKRYour observation is quite validHalliday has a strong reputation in our ... ... to producing our best  Pinot Noir and he has long been a strong advocate of the industry and together with Len Evans one of the highly regarded opinion settersPersonally I think his ratings our far too high but he is not alone there - leave that for another post... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Stonier Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula 2014

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    honey nectar nose; sweet and savoury at the same time Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • La Tapatia Pinot Noir Carneros 2015

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    A recent Naked Wines Selection.Pale Semi-Transparent Brown Red in the Glass. Opens with bright just ripe Cherry and Raspberry, then bits of earth and dampness, then off to dried fruits. Medium mouth-full, with bits of oak, butter, and herbs. Medium tannins, medium long finish. Nice little one, though a bit too fruit forward, young, and light for... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Thursday was mostly a tourist thing to see a few places near my sister, like a ... ... Sandra and I did a big Pinot Noir tasting at their house on Wednesday evening.  First six bottles and then Rich opened a bottle his friend had made too.  The best of these?  The DuckhornGoldeneye from Anderson Valkey in CA.  All the Pinots were nice though.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine tasting in Oregon &...


  • RCKR-I've had that Pimus sometime ago and it was OK. I will have to ... of ... ... of the 2015 Rivers Marie Pinot Noir.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • RCKR 1951......YOU HAVE ME CRAVING FOR PINK SALMON NOW!!YES- WITH PINOT NOIR!WHICH PINOT NOIR DO YOU SUGGEST, RCKR 1951? Read More

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  • Pinot Noir and salmon! Read More

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