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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  • Taittinger Brut Prelude France Champagne Sparkling Blend S NV

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    Golden with fine beads! Rich buttery and savoury! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Misha's Vineyard Impromptu Pinot Noir 2008

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    (Past tasting 5 Sep 2014) Rich dark red colour, with purple hues and edges. Fruity! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Krug 'Grande Cuvee' Brut NV

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    Tasted again for the New Year 2015. Honey notes, yet rich, savoury, buttery! Lives up to it's good name! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • My most recent purchase,though I have yet to receive it was a bottle of Corsican pinot noirwww.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/74354.I am wondering what it will be like compared to a Burgundy.Like Richard,I also like northern Rhones but they can sometimes be expensive so I keep my eye on bidforwine.I do have a couple I bought earlier in the year ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Estancia Pinot Noir 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by jtfluitt


  • Dave, Chardonnay has been the most impressive grape coming out of Santa Barbara ... ... seems to be the hottest Pinot Noir coming out of the area right now and I'm curious to try. Habit is another hip, newer producer to try. I'd easily trade these for Brewer Clifton and Stolpman.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic California Central Coast


  • Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Gaps Crown Vineyard 2012

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    Confused by the full body? Not what I expected. Apologies. I do love Burgundy wine. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Seek out Liquid Farm and Clos Pepe if you like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sanford too for that matter.Also Dragonette if you want to mix in some Sauv Blanc and Syrah. Read More

    Forum post in the topic California Central Coast


  • Welcome to the Forum, PHound and thanks for the tip on Demetria--another one ... one ... since you mentioned Pinot Noir in your post.  Here is a link that will provide you with an pretty comprehensive list of wineries in that area.  Two wineries on that list that seem to be getting a lot of acclaim, lately, are Arcadian and Brewer-Clifton.  S... Read More

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  • I go to S. Calif every winter to visit family and drive up to Santa Barbara for ... the wines, especially the Pinot Noirs were fabulous, and especially the Pinot Noir Reserve. I joined the wine club and haven't been disappointed with any of the wines I've received.So we're heading back to the Central Coast in January. If anyone has any recommen... Read More

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