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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  • Just a quick note on Blue Mountain and Burrowing Owl.  The latter did ... ... some of the best Syrah and Pinot Noir around the turn of the century (15-25 years back, in other words) but its star as a top flight producer has been eclipsed somewhat.  Blue Mountain is now run by the son who has altered the style of Daddy somewhat - in some ways f... Read More

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  • No, the acidity is not added or encouraged - although I will pose this question ... of fatigue.Finally, I like Pinot Noir for its medium impact on the palate (good examples, of course).  I am not particularly fond of most examples from, say, Chile, California, Australia or South Africa.  But I admit that this is me:  I did not learn to recogniz... Read More

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  • Not at all! Just ragging on Pinot Noir because, well, it's Pinot Noir and there's so much of it and it's not a very good grape to make wine from and most people don't care for it but in a pinch I'll drink it if there's nothing else to be had!Not really. There's some good stuff around.As a matter of fact, "hearty" and "Pinot Noir" are not two wor... Read More

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  • Invinity Sparkling Rose 2018


    A charming young couple making authentically Vancouver Island wine proffered ... 21% Marechal Foch and 79% Pinot Noir sourced from local vineyards. Although the wine is not cheap (about 34 dollars US), it is made with care; in the glass there is a beautiful pink hue with continuous effervescence. Scent is of smoke, vegetable tops and preserve... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Anyone see the latest Wine Spectator?Bruce Sanderson covered BC and Ontario. ... (92), to Martin's Lane Pinot Noir Simes Vineyard, (92) to Burrowing Owl Cab Sauv, (92) and to Checkmate Fool's Mate (91).In the Finger Lakes region, they liked Flat Rock Cellars Gravity Twenty Mile Bench.And the ice wine Read More

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  • Happy New Year Greg!Hey, at least I didn't say I've been DRINKING Pinot Noir!John and I did a 'mini' event yesterday at his place.  We'll be doing a big one on Feb 15th, six big blind cabernet sauvignon.In the photo are:  2015 Mt Brave (Mt Veeder) cab sav, 2015 Black Hills 'Nota Bene', and 2015 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte.  The SHL needs at least... Read More

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  • Monthelie Leglise et Fils 1998


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website for £6.50. ... red and white wines,made of pinot noir and chardonnay respectively,from the commune of that name on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy. This commune is fairly small with only 300 acres under vine,no grand cru vineyards and 15 premier cru vineyards although my bottle... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Emandare Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015


    This wine is not cheap by Canadian standards - about 38 US$ - but is worthy for the price when the alternatives are considered; the 2015 vintage lends beautifully deep raspberry crush robe with a nose that exudes elegance... there is field mushroom, a whiff of strawberry and vegetable (carrot) top, and rosewater. Lovely. Entry is equally satis... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Cremant Cuvée Poll On Ice Rose Poll-Fabaire NV


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  • Jayer-Gilles Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune Pinot Noir 2008


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  • Just bought a bottle of Benson Ferry Pinot Noir wine, however no date. How come?

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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!

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  • 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

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  • 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

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