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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  • Been a while since I have had either of these wines. Mercury hit 78° today ... today ... Ancillary Cellars Pinot Noir Sun Chase Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/7/2015)This Ancillary accompanied dinner and performed well. Nose of cherry pie and what I like to call Sonoma Coast spice. Medium bodied, round, ripe cherry... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Sandra, myself and a few people I know from the days when I was a working man ... the 'Josephine Dubois Pinot Noir'.  A few tasting stations had food too but only a small tasty snack to keep your strength up. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Block 509 Russian River Pinot Noir 2013

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    We liked it. Ez drinkin. Really liked it at first. Impressive for California. Read More

    Wine review by thecitymouse


  • Pwg Lindemans Pinot Noir Bin 99

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    No written review

    Wine review by noblecarl


  • "And now for something completely different ..." Come on, people! Chardonnay, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, merlot, muscadet, riesling, grenache....  From France, NZ, Germany and California.... Are these not everyday drinkers in your wine portfolios/stashes/menus, and for many others like you???These weren't 'completely different' to drinkers bac... Read More

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  • Everyone loves an excuse to celebrate, and nothing punctuates a celebration ... ... grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier) are less aromatic and more inclined to showcase the winemaking techniques developing complex spiced brioche notes.  In terms of climate, Prosecco has a soft, approachable acidity due to the warmer weather and ... Read More

    From the article The Great Prosecco Surge


  • Ritual Pinot Noir 2012

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    This Casablanca PN is one of but a few I have tasted in recent years, but an opportunity arose to taste this (I believe) Paul Hobbs production, and I was pleasantly surprised: the nose is quite forward with cherries and wet loam predominating (quite rich, actually). The palate receives a deep, dense and luscious flow of sweet cherry and red ber... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • This 2008 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir from our wine club selection a few years ago is just the ticket tonight with a pork dinner that my sweetie cooked.  It was my 'cat Tuesday' where I feed rescue cats most of the day while Sandra is still working and both Sandra and I didn't get home until about 7 PM tonight.  It sure is nice to relax now with a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Love 'em or hate 'em, it looks like canned wines aren't headed to ... release of their Underwood pinot noir attracted the coverage of Slate magazine. Slate reporter Kara Newman attended the wine's release party and had a chance to taste the pinot. The Can Science article noted Newman's praise of the product. “The existence of this product insp... Read More

    From the article Canned Wines Aluminate Otherwise Glassy-Eyed Industry?


  • Picket Fence Pinot Noir 2013

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    Great fruit Flavors with a smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


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