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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  • Meant to ask earlier, Lucha, but have you had any Cameron? Or Vincent? Or Cristom?Sounds good, Paul. Photos aren't as vital for me as they seem to be for many others. Trust no one was injured in that 'bar-room' mishap. Read More

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  • One problem occurred at the end of our pinot night tonight. A rather alcohol induced individual upset a table full of empty pinot bottles and there in lies the story.  So I'll post what I can with pics, but the rest is trust - and a pissed off attitude.By the way - it was a blast and one was especially surprising. Read More

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  • Thanks for confirming, Lucha. I knew it was good but  it's always comforting to hear learned confirmation. Problem for me is it's damned hard to get in Tokyo.  ;-(  But my brother and sister in Oakland should have better luck finding it and they are what started me on this particular quest.... Read More

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  • Hey D - I like your number 5 above.  I know Vincent and he makes some ... ... ... I especially like his Pinot Noir from Ribbon Ridge.Cheer Read More

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  • Glad to hear that you're most likely feeling better.  :-)Think I'm going to start a thread about 'pinot-like' wines after this one generates a little more traction. Read More

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  • Juvé Y Camps Pinot Noir Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine Cava


    Lightly floral, watermelon and strawberry aromas. Juicy Bing cherry and watermelon on the palate with a resinous black currant character, tart cranberry with fresh acidity, a touch of herb and some fresh watermelon with a finish of sticky earth, a bit of mild tannin and more cherries. Read More

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  • Leclerc Briant Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine Champagne


    Light, toast and yeast aromas with hints of lemon and biscuit, honeycomb and grapefruit. On the palate, austere and crisp, with lemon pith, zesty grapefruit and a tart staccato finish of toasted croissant and more citrus with green melon and green apple. A nicely structured wine. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • With Christmas lunch now on the radar, Snoothers who enjoy cooking are already ... rose wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Gamay blended with a minimum of 15% Cabernet Franc or Malbec (known as Cot in the Loire).For my anorak followers, Cheverny covers 24 communes and approximately 532 hectares located between the Loire and Cher rivers. Th... Read More

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  • Resonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015


    #75 of the 2017 Wine Spectator Top 100.My Son is 10 Months. Read More

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