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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  • Adler Fels the Eagle Rock Pinot Noir 2014

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    Ripe cherry, crushed violets and a hint of something savory on the nose, maybe with a touch of minerality and loads of sweet berry spice. A bit restrained on the palate, dry but with full fruit notes of cherry, strawberry and cranberry, herbal licorice and well integrated tar and zesty spice on the warm finish. Pleasant and nicely balanced. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Jane's Vineyard 2014

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    Fresh candied cherry and strawberry aromas with sweet baking spice and violet petals on the nose. A bit spicy on entry, this is cool and soft on the palate showing more cherry and strawberry fruit and adding some cranberry, a bit medicinal through the mid palate and nicely earthy and streaked with a hint of tarry minerality towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • With the New Year just around the corner, pop the cork on a sparkling wine and ... ... a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes and is made by a second fermentation in the bottle where a little more sugar and yeast is added to a still dry wine to produce a little more alcohol and a little more carbon dioxide – the fizz. The ... Read More

    From the article Have a Sparkling Holiday & A Grand Cru New Year


  • Many wineries are distinctly associated with a single appellation or growing ... ... Ray 2015 Green Valley Pinot Noir ($35)Most of the fruit for this wine was sourced at the Dutton Ranch. Aging took place over 12 months in (50% new) French oak.  Red fruit aromas are joined by copious amounts of spice on the welcoming nose. The layered palate ... Read More

    From the article Winery Spotlight: Martin Ray


  • Jealous Sisters Pinot Noir 2012

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    nose of honeysuckle, and has toasted almonds and roses on palate. interesting! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Italy is well known for many things and one of them is an inordinate number of ... In using only Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown in ideal conditions and producing their wines using the classic method they have set themselves as a class leader in sparkling wine. The top tier isn’t the only place the wines of Ferrari shine. Starting with the ent... Read More

    From the article World Class Sparkling Wine for Your Holiday Table


  • Whenever I get together with friends and cook my wife and I always love to ... ... Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Mauzac. The white Mauzac grape is the Limoux’s signature. Clean, light and honeyed with floral notes of blossom and hints of peach. Dry, spicy and full of sharp acidity and a pleasant dried fruit note coming through, apricot... Read More

    From the article The Difference Between Value & Cheap Sparkling Wine


  • Parducci Small Lot Blend Pinot Noir Mendocino County 2014

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    Dark baking spice and oak notes with dark plum, cherry and raisin fruit. Loads of acidity on the palate giving a puckering freshness on the attack with loads of cherry, mixed berry and licorice notes leading up to a full oak spice and smoky cherry syrup finish that has notes of medicine and a creamy texture. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2011

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    Intenso pero suave. Corte inglés. 10 Read More

    Wine review by Mabuekie


  • Fullerton Five Faces Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014

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    Expressive ripe cherry, tea leaf and cola aromas with mixed berry spice and floral violet notes along with some earthiness. Tart and flavorful, this provides excellent structure and is well balanced, with cool blueberry and black cherry fruit mixing with an herbal, earthy menthol and licorice note and finishing with good minerality and a pile of... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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