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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  • There aren't many places that grow Pinot Noir in Washington. I have now found two wineries in Lake Chelan that grow Pinot Noir on their estate vineyards and make a good PN.Tonight I am enjoying this new find from Benson Vineyards - Black Tea, medium red fruit, subtle white pepper with light floral notes all backed up by decent acidity. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine du Val Grevin 'Les Dannots ' Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Epineuil 2011

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.thesampler.co.uk]. In 1993 the commune of Epineuil in northern Burgundy located just north of Tonnerre about 20 miles east of Auxerre was given the official right to add its name to that of Bourgogne on wine labels although this had actually been going on since the 1930's.My bo... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau de Chamirey Clos du Roi Mercurey Premier Cru 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Vino, I've been extolling Soter on these boards this whole decade. Good ... ... Evening of Incredible Pinot Noir, Starring Kelley Fox! Wednesday, April 13th, 7:30pm at Racines NY.We admire Kelley Fox's wines for their elegance, energy, and aromatic zeal across vintages, as well as their propensity to surprise and shift shape over time in the ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oregon Pinot - Kelley Fox Wines


  • Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Chenoweth Ranch 2011

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    Lots of fruit on entryblack cherry and, maybe, black raspberry or blueberry hiding underneathwith some serious fruity sweetness. Some spiciness mid- to rear palateblack pepper. Some alcoholic heat, again, towards the back of the palate. Alcohol may be adding to the sweetness. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Stopped at the Scherrer Spring Open House on my way home from work today. Fred ... 2014 Chardonnay, 2012 Platt Pinot Noir, 2012 King Family Pinot Noir, 2012 Shale Terrace Zinfandel, 2012 OMV Zinfandel and 2012 Scherrer Vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon.Went home with a pair each of the 2014 and 2015 Rosés, a King Pinot and an '05 Cab. Of course the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Sterling Vineyards Pinot Noir Vintner's Collection 2014

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    full-bodied and delicious, one of my favorite pinot noir wines. Great price, and amazing flavors of cherries and plum. I love the acidity level, it is well-balanced and a delight Read More

    Wine review by katherinerosegary


  • Menage a Trois Silk 2014

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    One of the smoothest and best wines I have tried in a while. This elegant blend was tasty with cherry and raspberry notes and the cleanest finish ever. I could easily drink the entire bottle and not blink an eye. Read More

    Wine review by katherinerosegary


  • ProWein, the annual wine and spirits fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the ... the ... Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir 2014 In addition to Sauvignon Blanc and red blends, over the last few years Chile has been establishing itself as an expert in Pinot Noir. Bits of forest floor, leather and red fruits are present on the nose here. Hints of savory ... Read More

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  • Rotari Talento Brut Rose NV

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    A bit uninteresting Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


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