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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  • Julienas Cellier de la Vielle Eglise 2011


    I bought this bottle of wine for £5.50 from the website ... gamay grape,a cross between pinot noir and a white grape called gouais introduced by the Romans from central Europe.My bottle is from a co-operative based in an old church in the village. I started it last night with my supper of meat pie and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of a blackc... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Vin0vin0,I truly doubt you'd be disappointed with any Soliste pinot.... ... ... LIOCO 2008 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, which was fantastic, I would direct pinot lovers to Solist Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Field Recordings Wonderwall Pinot Noir 2014


    Red fruit abounds on the nose. Black cherries, figs, cola and almond bark are spot on flavors for this wine. Clean with good spice. There's a softness here that nods to the neutral oak in which the wine fermented. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Regnie Par La Cave Des Grand Vins De Fleurie 2011


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... is a cross between pinot noir and a white grape called gouais introduced by the Romans from central Europe Regnie is named after the Roman governor Reginus who took a great interest in the vines of the area.My bottle is from a co-operative. I started the bottle last night with my supper of chick... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Berserkers' Cuvee 2013


    Extremely nice Chehalem pinot. Still very young with loads of bright red cherry, rhubarb, a touch of cola and some spiceness (not sure exactly what kind). There is a nice hit of acidity, the tannins are just a bit coarse but should round out nicely with some age. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Moulin a Vent Domaine du Gueret 2009


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... Gamay is a cross between pinot noir and a white grape called gouais introduced by the Romans from Central Europe.. Moulin a Vent takes its name from a disused windmill and its character from the manganese rich granite soils.Domaine du Gueret is a small but well established family concern. I sta... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Burrell School Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010


    Enjoyed this wine at the 4th annual Santa Clara County BBQ Championships, paired perfectly with the brisket, ribs, and delectable meats. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • I really need to slow down. More party wines and some cellar ... Balletto Rosé of Pinot Noir x22014 Fogline Rosé of Pinot Noir x22013 Fogline Dry Creek Zinfandel Grist Vnyd  Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • We had a nice Burgundy Pinot Noir this afternoon (me) and tonight (Sandra and I when she finally came home from work at 8PM).   Read More

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  • Fulcrum Wines Brosseau Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012


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    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • My 88 year old Mom drinks a bottle of Pinot Noir Every Evening. I'm Her 55 yr old Daughter who was a RN for over 20 yrs. I'm Not working & living with my Mom & She Must Have Her Bottle of Pimot Noir Every PM - I am always looking for a good buy for her Wine ! Plus we are on a budget & I'm trying to buy by the case and have it delivered to her ho...

    Comment by 1562399Torreyps 1562399 Torreyps

  • Here in New Zealand we are blessed with the finest "New World" Pinot Noir - as we say 'cheap as chips'. Come on over and try it - a Bucket List must. Especially the South Island. I'm not in the business - only an avid consumer!

    Comment by 934098Tomap 934098 Tomap

  • Pinot nero is known as the Burgundian king of red wines. With rich and intense aromas of dark berries, spice and violets and pairs well with light meats like (our veal scaloppine). This thin-skinned variety is grown in Alto Adige. Primarily in Bassa Atesina, but also Oltradige, Bolzano basin, Adige Valley, and Val Venosta. The Pinot Nero grows b...

    Comment by 939258Antonio Chef Tony 939258 Antonio Chef Tony

  • Sorry I forgot to say that the wine maker is Adelsheims Vinyard Thank You

    Comment by 980317ShaeO 980317 ShaeO

  • More over a question relating to an older vintage. Specifically a 1979 Pinot Noir . Which I happen to have. My question is ,how should I properly store this wondeful wine and can anyone confirm that on that label is the portrait of a fellow by the name of Scott W. Thank you for any answers that you might have. By: Shae A. Osborn

    Comment by 980317ShaeO 980317 ShaeO

  • I believe that Pinot Noir stands just as high as some of the other reds such as a Cab/or Zin..

    Comment by 535405hmachens 535405 hmachens

  • one of my favorite wines, best between 8ºC - 10ºC... great variety for soft red lovers. Cono Sur Pinot Noir is by far the best in Chile.

    Comment by 851278AlRamirez 851278 AlRamirez

  • 2008 Torii Mor deux verres It is stellar. 2008 is a great vintage for Willamette Pinot and the Torii Mor deux verres is among the best of them and is already drinking well above several more expensive Pinot. So classically light and yet so luxuriously fruity, with a perfect amount of tannic structure that will allow it to gain further complexity...

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  • MacMurray Ranch continues each year to be of very high taste and quality. Truly enjoyable. A standard from Sonoma. Enjoy.

    Comment by 598485ecco1212 598485 ecco1212

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