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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  • I re read this thread. Paul I'm going to pick up a bottle of that Talbott Pinot Noir Kali Hart you posted on. I was at Orange beach when you posted it and it was unavailble there but I can get it in Kentucky. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • Gnarly Head Pinot Noir. $9.99. So cheap, so full and rich. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Morey- Saint-Denis 1er cru Pierre Bouree et fils 1992

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/131079 for £22.Morey-Saint-Denis is an appellation created in 1936,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for both red and white wines [90% are red] from the commune of that name on the Cotes de Nuits in Burgundy just south of Gevrey-Chambertin and north of C... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Spam seems to of disappeared so lets see if this works. I did some stocking up ... 2015 Lanessan Haut Medoc, a Pinot Noir/Gamay blend and a repurchase of some of the better west coast pinot noir's I drank in the last two year Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Biokult Zweigelt Pinot Noir Burgenland 2017

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    Intriguing and alluring aromas of lightly floral cherry, fresh spice and warm earth, this is elegant and richly fruited. Tart on entry with impressive delivery of ripe red fruit notes of cherry and raspberry, this turns a bit tarry with some bitterness on the mid palate, a hint of cola, toast and forest floor, resin and a finish of cranberry and... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Kermit Lynch Cotes du Rhone 2014

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    The wine is medium light bodied. Grenache nose. Red fruited on entry with good ... wine. It's very much like a pinot noir in body, interesting wine. Wish I had mor Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Gaps Crown Vineyard 2012

    Snoothrank:

    A nice sturdy wine, If you're looking for the IPOB-type of PN that has been the fad the last few years, this ain't it. Black cherry, and, maybe, plum, on the tip of the tongue. Some spiciness--cinnamon? Surprisingly (for PN) noticeable tannin, Good acid. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Hattingley Brut Rose Hattingley Valley England

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    Chalky, dusty aromas of light wildflower and toast with hints of cherry and strawberry. Pleasant fruit notes of cherry and strawberry on the palate as well, with tart citrus flavor filling in on the mid palate, some mixed berry and a refreshing character throughout. This is lightly floral and finishes clean with a touch of red fruit candy and a ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ridgeview Brut Bloomsbury England

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    Toasted lemon and melon aromas with tightly focused citrus aromas and hints of butterscotch. Bold tingling acidity on the palate with quite tart lemon drop and grapefruit flavors, tart citrus and a toasted, almost smoky almond and oak spice mid palate, finishing with some classic biscuit notes and more zesty citrus acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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