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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  • Carrick Unravelled Pinot Noir 2013

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    Nose is almost unpronounced to a hint of berry. Firm tannins, dry. Underwhelming at best. Read More

    Wine review by juice4me


  • Left Coast Cellars White Pinot Noir 2014

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    Fresh aromas of strawberry, pear and faint floral. On the palate this sipper is crisp with bright notes of green apple, strawberry, and tart lime. The finish lingers nicely and is mildly herbaceous with a glimmer of mineral and spice.Okay let's keep an open mind. It's time to start exploring wines to enjoy during the warmer weather. This one was... Read More

    Wine review by ThirstyWineWriter


  • Domaine Gachot-Monot Nuits St. Georges les Poulettes Premiere Cru 2007

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    This bottle was bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/90903 ... nearly all are red ] made of pinot noir and chardonnay respectively from the two communes of Nuits St Georges and Preneaux-Prissy.There are no Grand Cru vineyards but there are 41 Premier Cru of which 'Les Poulettes ' is one. The name is a reference to the nume... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Avery Vosne Romanee Suchots 1953

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    No written review

    Wine review by GarryR


  • OT - I'd rather you enjoy that bottle in the proper glass with perhaps a ... you notice the listing of Pinot Noir included one from Domaine Drouhin in Willamette Valley?  We plan on going there next weekend.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir 2014

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    Lovely candied raspberry aromas with deep rich black cherry and violet notes. A touch herbal on entry, with elegant and soft fresh cherry fruit and notes of licorice. Very approachable and easy drinking, with soft tannins and nice balance, and a touch of baking spice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • We've tried several Malbec bottles in the $10-$20 price range and in ... ...  I selected a French Pinot Noir, again one from the Mercurey appellation, a sub-region of Burgundy.  Initially upon opening, there wasn't much fruit or even taste.  Boy did this change after about five minutes.  We really started enjoying the wine about 30 minutes int... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Your notes are no surprise, judging by the labels. Sounds like a great wedding, ... ... happier with some of the pinot noir from down there than any of the S Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wedding Wines in Palm Springs


  • As I mentioned in various posts, I had a good time helping some friends plan ... sure.2014 Donkey & Goat Pinot Noir Helluva Vineyard (Anderson Valley)This Pinot was really nice, pretty clear wine of the night. Had the lively freshness and tannic structure I crave in Pinot Noir. Great fresh red fruits, and 40% Whole clusters certainly helped gi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wedding Wines in Palm Springs


  • Anyone have any experience?I've noticed Kelley mentioned among the best ... ... on-the-floor Oregon Pinot Noir winemaker since 2000.  My education includes a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Biology from Texas AM University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Oregon State University and was admi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oregon Pinot - Kelley Fox Wines


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