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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  • I'm starting this thread in order to drop a few notes and pics of the wine ... ... Gris, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir). The second stop was in Equisheim at Wolfberger. No tour here but the tasting was much better. A number of Grand Cru wines (in Alsace, only Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat are authorized to be designated as Gr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip Report - Alsace France


  • Ratafia G Tribaut NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... grapes ie chardonnay,pinot noir and pinot menieur and 20% grape spirit/marc/brandy to give an ABV of 18%.I started it the other evening with a plate of bread and cheese and I did enjoy it.It is reminiscent of port,sherry or one of the French 'vin doux naturels' like Banyuls or Maury.It is an opa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Becker Estate Pinot Noir Pfalz 2007

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    Wine review by baileyshell


  • Very nice VV.  Wine certainly does taste better on holiday.Since Friday is ... Santa Barbara Winery - their Pinot Noir was quite good.  This wine shop (that we've stopped at quite a few times) has a deal with a few of the restaurants in this shopping area; you buy a wine over $25 and take it to the restaurant to drink with no corkage fee.  So w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • D - he didn't really overstep IMHO. But his book has really limited appeal ... that lets you distinguish Pinot Noir from Riesling is what lets you distinguish the Riesling from a particular vineyard in the Mosel from one in Pfalz. It has to do with your familiarity. I've been able to consistently distinguish between wine from Burgos and from R... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Was wondering if anyone's...


  • Volnay Aoc 2008

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    Wine review by Vanessa Fairbank


  • Windy Bay Pinot Noir 2012

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    Had with spicy Seafood dinner last evening, Medium-full in the mouth, seemed similar to the Meiomi Pinot, but not as velvety or with the strength of cedar, fudge, and cherry, but a good accompaniment to the Seafood nevertheless. Need to try this alongside other Pinots. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • This book looks enticing but was looking for feedback from anyone who may have read it. Thanks Read More

    Forum post in the topic Was wondering if anyone's...


  • Willowbrook Carneros Pinot Noir 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Artesa Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Estate Block 91d Carneros 2014

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    Pure fruited ripe cherry aromas with soft powdered sugar and cool herbal notes blowing through. This is cool, fresh and lively on the palate with gorgeous mixed berry notes and fresh blueberry to start with good complexity filling in towards the finish with soft earth, medicine and cinnamon spice with just a touch of crushed violet petal and fin... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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