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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  • Prophecy Pinot Noir 2015


    Strawberry jam, chalk, twizzlers, cola, sweet faint tobacco, faint faint faint chocolate. Is better if it breathes for 45-60 min Read More

    Wine review by rkeeler440

  • As in, "Did you finish off that cheap Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon so ... so you could enjoy a nice Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon"?  Yes.  There is still some Pinot left for Sandra too.  Last night's dinner with her father was a beer event (special Trader Joe's beer from the holiday season) with Chinese food while we watched Whee... Read More

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  • I'm still not drinking the cheaper $30 Pinot's, but since nobody is posting their bottles recently, here's another one I highly recommend - in a higher price point though.  Very well structured and tasty. Read More

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  • Is that Pinot Noir a little on the tannic side, V V?  I would expect that with whole cluster fermentation.  What is your opinion of the wine? Read More

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  • Stoller Vineyards Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2015


    Red fruited that edges into a dark cherry mid palate. Plenty of acididty to balance with a touch of oak to pretty it up. Really nice food wine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Prophecy Pinot Noir 2015


    A touch savory and creamy on the nose, interesting mix with notes of cherry. Fruity and fresh on the palate with a bright and medium-light body, full acidity and cherry candy fruit flavors with a hint of cola and earth spice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Cono Sur 20 Barrels Limited Edition Pinot Noir 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • A couple of Zins:A Cotes du Rousillon:A Chilean Pinot Noir:And lastly a 2008 Rioja Reserva:A fairly nice haul Read More

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  • Haha..I can tell you I wasn't feeling too chipper on Monday morning!A guy ... a blend of Marachel Foch, Pinot Noir and Ortega.  The D'Angelo is from Okanagan Valley and is a blend of Cab franc and Tempranillo, it was great after some air.  The Road 13 Fifth Element (also Okanagan) was wine of the night, a typical blend of the five Bordeaux var... Read More

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