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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  • Luscious Vines Moscato & Pinot Noir Semi-Sweet Rosato NV


    love love love. Not too sweet and relaxes! Read More

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  • Are thoughts of Thanksgiving Pinot starting to dance in your head? It’s ... for its strong showing in Pinot Noir. These are age-worthy, vanguard bottles that give Burgundy cause to shudder in its casks. The area is also known for its remarkably crisp Pinot Gris. But the Willamette Valley has been hiding something. It’s something steely with ch... Read More

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  • Hope you enjoyed that Pinot on Saturday night NG.  We love the Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley.  J. K. Carrier is our favorite winemaker out there.  Read More

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  • Maison Jessiaume Bourgogne Rouge 2012


    after a bad bottle of another cuvee this was a nice return to good wine. very smooth, light on its feet, but pleasant, not overwhelming, but very complimentary of the variety. ah the french! never let me down. Read More

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  • There's a happy rumor (OK, it is more than a rumor.) that Myriad is going ... ... Esquisto and Oppenlander Pinot Noir plus the 2013 Tierra Petite Sirah. Pre-release pricing is valid through August 25th, 2015The mailer is here - Halcon Summer 2015 PreReleaseShipments will start in mid-October, weather permitting. The southern states, including ... Read More

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  • It was the 'Les Cailles ' their 100% pinot noir. Read More

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  • The basement guest room is all finished today.  I invested about 21 hours ... ... will be a 2012 Pangloss Pinot Noir, but I am also enjoying a cheap 2014 Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc that actually comes from Marlborough, New Zealand this afternoon (it's not so bad really).Have you guys / gals ever wondered about that picture that is cons... Read More

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  • Irancy les Cailles 2009


    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex ... Yonne. The main grape is pinot noir althgough up to 10% of the Cesar grape is allowed in a blend.This is a rare and unusual grape introduced to Burgundy by the Romans and is a cross between pinot noir and an obscure Spanish grape called argent. Domaine Colinot is a small[ 12 hectar... Read More

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  • It was going to happen at some point.  Going the way of gourmet ... ... his winery's focus on Pinot Noir will shed even more light on how difficult the winemakers task can be.  Also important to the narrative of the reality show will be the stress of the harvest. The younger Lange mentioned harvest time is when things get “real,” alluding to a... Read More

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  • Picchetti Winery Black Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013


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    Wine review by Mr Dolce

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