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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  • We just ordered six of Kelly's wines, 2 each of the 2014 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir, the 2014 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir Red Barn Blocks and the 2014 Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir.  These are for a fall delivery I believe. Even better news - we are considering another trip to the west coast in March of 2017.  This time we hope to fly into Seattle ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oregon Pinot - Kelley Fox Wines


  • That Pinot Noir looks like it should be quite good.  Assuming you drank the bottle, do you recommend that one SK?  Read More

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  • Alysian Pinot Noir Rochioli Vineyard Allen-Rochioli Blocks Russian River Valley 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Champ de Reves Vineyards Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2013

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    Elegantly spiced cherry cola and black raspberry aromas with floral notes of crushed violets and a hint of rosemary. This is a bit tart on the palate with fruit forward notes of blueberry, spiced black cherry and red licorice. Well textured tannins grace the mid palate and lead into a finish of cinnamon spice, cranberry, cherry compote and a tou... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • There’s always a reason to celebrate or something to which you can look ... is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier wines aged sur lie for almost four years (more than double the legal minimum.) The pairing experience: You’re sitting on a bed of leaves commingled with nuts in an apple orchard on a crisp fall day. The sun lightly... Read More

    From the article Wine & Caviar To Remind You


  • Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence ... swipe at Merlot and launched Pinot Noir further into the wine stratosphere there were issues. A lot of wineries were making Merlot in a style that didn’t inspire enthusiasm. In fact such a large percentage of Merlot, particularly from the New World, was at best ... Read More

    From the article Wine Myths: Debunked


  • Saint Clair Pinot Noir 2013

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    Had at stone creek. Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Cloisonné Carneros Pinot Noir 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Saturday (16 July) started off with me trying to finish the assembly of a ... ... cellar, a 2010 Domain Serene Pinot Noir and a daily-drinker type of Italian wine, the 2012 Renieri Rosso Di Montalcino (Sangiovese).  We started the Italian wine to enjoy while talking and showing off the TV and our newly painted rooms to our guests and then with... Read More

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  • Still enjoying the new TV tonight while we had Sandra's parents over for ... ... Grand Ordinaire Reserve Pinot Noir Gamay blend (80% Pinot / 20% Gamay) from Burgundy.  The Chardonnay shown below will stay in the fridge for now.  I then opened the 2014 Le Loup dans la Bergerie for comparison and they do offer a similar taste but now we're talk... Read More

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

    Comment by 362251jamesy 362251 jamesy


  • I HAVE TO SAY PAUL HOBBS CROSS BARN VINYARD...ABSOLUTELY A PHENOMONAL WELL BALANCED BOTTLE OF WINE FOR ALL YOU PINOT NOIR LOVERS. THAT IS ONE SEXY BOTTLE

    Comment by 666705elcachimbo 666705 elcachimbo


  • 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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