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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  • Haven't tried that particular one Mark but usually the acid pops out when food is added. Read More

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  • Indeed. Read More

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  • $10.99 at Costco, today If this doesn't qualify for this thread,'m ... this is a "good" Pinot Noir, but c'mon, it's dirt cheap.  A lot of cherry cola on the tongue.  That's where it loses points for me.  Fairly light bodied.  Not complex or sophisticated.  On the other hand, we're having leftover Lebanese chicken tonight.  This is just fine. &nbs Read More

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  • Beringer Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Pretty much, a typical, low-dollar Pinot. Plenty of upfront red cherry cola fruit, fairly light-bodied, inoffensive. Certainly, not sophisticated or complex. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I smoked some last Saturday in 5DF weather with snow.  It was hell keeping the smoker at a proper temp, but after 2hrs they were done and came out fine.  Non-drinkers for guests, but a good cabby would have been great. Read More

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  • Dark Horse Pinot Noir 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Beautiful color. Boozy/peppery nose. Smoky taste. Probably wouldnt drink it alone but is good with spicy pasta Read More

    Wine review by rkeeler440


  • EM - Sandra said it was salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, fresh thyme and garlic.  She used the same marinade with some olive oil on the small potatoes that were baked in the oven.RC - I hope you can find a bottle.  They have other selections, some are vineyard specific. Read More

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  • Hey Al, what is the marinade on the chops?  It looks to be heavy in garlic.  Yummers. Read More

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  • Al -Good to know - that's available available where we'er headed on Thursday. Read More

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  • The Roots Pinot Noir was pretty tasty.  Not the best of course, but worth the money.  I would recommend it.  The lamb chops were very tasty; nine minutes on the grill. Read More

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