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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  • Luca Pinot Noir Uco Valley 2008


    Very smooth. I loved it! Read More

    Wine review by Kritterbee

  • La Posta Pionot Noir Glorieta Vineyard 2008


    Easily the best Mendoza Pinot Noir I've ever tried, and I'm not surprised it's produced by La Posta. Everything the best Patagonian examples have: structure and balance, berry fruit, floral aspects and some forest-game. None of the New World, warmer weather overripe fruit in there, just a really elegant, even understated blend of the above elem... Read More

    Wine review by enotheque

  • Iris Hill Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2006


    Full bodied pinot noir that can hold it's ground against strong flavored dinners. Bing cherry nose, and nice acidity. Full flavored wine with a strong flavor that is reminiscent of a modest Cabernet. Read More

    Wine review by Sdamassa

  • Green Point Victoria Varietal Tier Pinot Noir Ros 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by tarrantm

  • Lisabella Pinot Noir


    What a pleasant surpise! We were about to purchase our usual inexpensive ... ... ... red when we noticed this Pinot Noir. Glad we did. We plan to buy a few more tomorro Read More

    Wine review by BonnieI

  • Vampire Vineyards Pinot Noir Recas DOC 2007


    "Made from grapes picked before sunrise under the Masters supervision, this ... and flavors obtainable from pinot noir grapes grown in the Santa Maria Valley. This cuvee was placed in French Oak barrels for 18 months prior to bottling, leading to a rich and concentrated wine with raspberry, dark cherry and pomegranate flavors." - http://www.w... Read More

    Wine review by Elyzabeth

  • Maison Chausseron Bourgogne Passetoutgrains 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by thomaso78

  • Hahn Pinot Noir 2007


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    Wine review by chrispmahan

  • Bourgogne Pinot Noir Albert Bichot 2007


    Very light in color, almost transparent when held up to the light. Aroma of vauge cinammon and cola. Very light and delicate mouth feel with an almost watered-down taste to it. Slight hints of cherry but will a suprisingly decent finish. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

  • Lindemans Pinot Noir Bin 99 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by joea132

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