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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  • V. Sattui Winery Pinot Noir Carneros Henry Ranch 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by napagirl68


  • Whitehall Lane Pinot Noir Carneros 2008

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    Wine review by napagirl68


  • Louis Chaurey Champagne NV

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    Not a review, but a question. I purchased £1000 worth of LC champagne ( December 2010 ) for my daughters wedding at the end of July 2011. The bottle does not have a sell by date but only 'consume within 6 months of purchase', so that is 30th June 2011. This means that the product will be out of any warranty before the day of the wedding. Marks a... Read More

    Wine review by Geoff Warner


  • Wandering around a local wine store over the weekend, noticed on the tasting counter a Chenin Blanc a wine which i have never tasted before.It was a  Bellingham 'The Bernard Series' Old Vine 2009/10 Western Cape from South Africa. £10 ($15) I liked it a lot, very dark gold colour, smelled of exotic fruits and honey. ended up buying a couple of b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chenin Blanc


  • Bethel Heights Pn Casteel 2007

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    Very springy and fruity on the front with a smooth delectable finish! Read More

    Wine review by SauceKat


  • Martine Galhaud Moulin Pinot Noir 2009

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Choosing glassware for your home can be a daunting task. There are so many ... Burgundy for Pinot Noir, one for Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, you get the idea. If you are an aspiring sommelier or simply want the best experience with each wine you drink, be sure to seek out a collection that has a significant selection to choose from. Or, if... Read More

    From the article Top Stemware Tips


  • Old Parcel Pinot Noir 2009

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    Light to medium bodied. Not very fruity. Read More

    Wine review by Leffertz


  • Bouchard Ainé et Fils Beaune Premiere Cru Clos de la Mousse 2006

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    Nice, easy strawberry confit nose with barnyard notes. Deep burgundy color - as befits a burgundy - with good, well integrated tannins upon entry laced with cooking spices, plum and strawberry. There is just a touch of sweetness. All in all, for a village wine, this is a pretty good number - with potential for aging a further 3-5 years under ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Wine By Joe Pinot Noir Oregon 2007

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    Wine review by adidaschick3710


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