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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Pinot Noir on Snooth

  • Ruca Malen Brut Sparkling

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    Golden pear and apple notes with an aged cheese and yeast note adding some creaminess alongside a pleasant minerality. Tart notes of lemon, green melon and creamy almond on the palate with fresh minerality and lime zest leading up to a finish with good length and more creamy peach and apple. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine des Lambrays Morey St Denis Grand Cru Clos des Lambrays 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • The only Oregon wine I saw was quite a few lots of Torii Mor pinot noir.Torii Mor has its following for its wine, and for its winery visits, and also has interesting owners. They landscaped around the winery like their idea of Japanese gardens but what is closer to a shrine precinct. 'Torii' in Japanese is those large gates in front of Shinto sh... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Santa Rita Pinot Noir 120 2014

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    Wine Sellers of Saugatuck, 8/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Some of my favorites: Muscadet and other Loire (I eat a lot of shellfish), La Rose Noire (a pinot noir that does not travel very far from Dardagny, Switzerland), anything big and red, Champagne and french Blanc de Blancs. I am always open to try new wines! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Winter's Hill Estate Dry Rose Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2014

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    The Christmas hampers are very exclusive by nature and are delivered with a reason which makes a lonely soul feel happy. The hampers are thus sent through various online companies who makes the procedure more easy and time consuming. During the time of Christmas people staying in Singapore demand for these items and ultimately people Send Chris... Read More

    Wine review by Gifts4singapore


  • Winter's Hill Estate Dry Rose Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2014

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    Savory cranberry raspberry aromas are inviting and cool in the glass. This is silky in the mouth and carries a nice firm fruit throughout, showing black cherry and watermelon with a clean ripe finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Gracenote Pinot Noir 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • No big secret that I was seduced by a well-known Snooth poster into the Myriad ... cut away ripened clusters of Pinot Noir grapes from our Sonoma Coast Sangiacomo Vineyard.  At the same time, our Tofanelli Vineyard crews (along with a bit of help from Riley our winery dog) energetically harvested 2.5 tons of Old Vine Semillon. This marks our s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Harvest 2016


  • EM - I'm feeling the desire for a Ridge Zinfandel, but that would mean a ... ... brought a 2010 Goldeneye Pinot Noir from the Gowan Creek Vineyard, as it's our custom to bring a bottle to the host meal.  They had a 2012 Goldeneye Pinot Noir but just the generic one.  Dinner was to be halibut however, as it was on sale that week.  We started wi... 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...

    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...

    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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