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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  • Here are my WOTYs USA. This red and white are both California wines.Red - 2008 Scherrer Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard. Here's part of my CT tasting note - It's difficult to describe all the layers of flavors, ripe red and black cherry, blackberry, tar, a bit of smoke, fine grained tannins, juicy acidity, a finish that went on forever.White - 2012 Fa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's Your 2016 Wine of the...


  • Okay, we're counting down to the end of the year.  With three drinking weeks left, start nominating your wines of the year.  And, if you like, nominate a wine experience of the year. I'm going to have to think about the WOTY for a while, and I'll update this OP as things occur to me, but I'm going to say it wasn't a year full of head turning win... Read More

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  • Mezzacorona Pinot Noir 2013

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    its a "sweetened" pinot thus making it hard to discern the true flavor of the grape. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • LOL guys!Tonight I popped a 10yr old Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir. Really an impressive showing. Bright cherry, flinty minerality, chewy tannins, beginning to show some secondary aromas and flavors. Aging very gracefully.  Good genes, a blend of Kiser and Monument Tree Vineyards. Read More

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  • Aloxe-Corton Domaine Daniel Senard 1987

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £9 from the website ... family. It is a blend of pinot noir from four different plots and it spent 18 months in oak barrels.I started the bottle the other evening with my steak supper and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of raspberry,cherry and strawberry style fruit there and the tannins are just strong enough to... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 2015 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir...clocks in @ $20 or less at most places. Ditto for the 2014, though there is less of it available. Seems like the genuine article, and one of the few solid domestic Pinot's at the price point. Read More

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  • Fetzer Pinot Noir Chile 2014

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    Light on the nose with little fruit on the palate. Mostly just sour. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Picked up some library Copain. Have a wedding to host in the Summer and large ... for groups.3.0L 2006 Copain Pinot Noir Cerise Vyd Anderson Valley3.0L 2007 Copain Pinot. Noir "en Bas" Kiser Vyd 2 x 750ml 2007 Pinot Noir "en Bas"2 x 750ml 2010 Pinot Noir "en Bas&quo Read More

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  • Redwood Creek Pinot Noir 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by marymarchell


  • Another successful Cat Tuesday, so it's time for a nice Pinot Noir to go with the lamb chops I'm about to grill.  This 2010 Duckhorn Goldeneye Pinot Noir from the Narrows Vineyard hits the spot! Read More

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