Pinot Noir

Pinot noir (French: [pino nwaʁ]) is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black; the pine alluding to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit.Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France.
Posts about Pinot Noir
    • 5 Things You’ll Learn About Wine Tasting from Anthony Giglio

      Instead of focusing on wine tasting as some sort of elaborate, rigid routine fraught with ritual and stern judgement, wouldn’t it be nice if someone could just break it down for you via a few simple rules that maximize pleasure and learning while minimizing angst and consternation? I was witness to just that when, as an invited media guest at the Taste of Tulalip, I attended Anthony Giglio‘s g.

      Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink- 6 readers -
    • Indie Wines – The Paso Garagiste Festival 2014

      Photo by Tom Lake I recently returned from two days at the Paso Garagiste Festival. This is the event’s fourth year, and it has grown leaps and bounds since I wrote about the inaugural event in 2011. That year, 44 wineries participated in a one-day event; now it is a four day event. This year 60 wineries alone poured on Saturday, November 8 at the Grand Tasting; another 19 wi ...

      WineFashionista- 8 readers -
  • A Festive Sparkler From The Holy Land

    … after the Gilgal Refaim, an enigmatic 5,000-year-old assemblage of some 42,000 basalt rocks arranged in concentric circles located near the winery. This light straw-colored wine proved to be delightful, with aromas of red berries, yeast and round, orangey citrus. It felt full and ripe in the mouth. The berries and yeast were there, along with zesty…

    Odd Bacchus- 2 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: California Pinot Noir

    … Lots of winemakers from across California have praised the 2012 vintage. The more Pinot Noirs from 2012 I taste, the more I understand their excitement. This report features a few exciting wines from 2012, as well as some from the leaner, tangier 2011 vintage, and a pair of late releases from 2009. All these wines were received as trade samples…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Pinot Noir- 6 readers -
  • Wine of the Day December 20, 2014

    … 2013 Bow & Arrow, Rhinestones, Pinot Noir/Gamay, Oregon. Bow & Arrow are one of the more interesting additions to the Orgeon wine scene in recent years, they are inspired by the natural and organic wines of the Loire Valley of France, from Muscadet, sea influenced dry whites, as in their Melon, to the mineral infused and fruity wines… 4 readers -
  • Holiday Wine Suggestions December 2014

    …. Château des Charmes Brut Methode Traditionelle, $22.95. A great value traditional methode bubbly, review coming soon! 2012 Flat Rock Cellars Gravity Pinot Noir, $29.95. 2011 review here. John Galea suggests: 2011 Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon, $19.95. Review can be found here. 2013 Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, $18.95, 2014 is about to hit…

    Canadian Wine Guyin Cabernet Franc- 3 readers -
  • My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

    … on the palate with only 6g/l of dosage. An excellent Champagne! Nicolas Feuillatte Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs, 2004, France – Light stone fruit aromas in the glass. Medium minus body, dry but very fruity. Red fruits and apples on the palate along with a mineral streak. Wonderful Champagne. Red Wines Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Syrah, 2011, BC (~$80) – Equinoxe…

    MyWinePalin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Sparkling Surprises at Southeast Wine Collective in Portland

    … to the wine. These wines were paired with house cured coho salmon roe which we all piled atop yeasted blinis with chives, butter and egg; veal tongue dressed with pickled cranberries and horseradish cream; bay shrimp "olivier"; and baltic sprats - little smoked fish on pumpernickel toast. Broth and Piroshky Paired with 2013 Crémant de…

    Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour- 2 readers -
  • Adelsheim Vineyard 2011 Boulder Bluff Vineyard Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $68

    This young 10-acre estate parcel, owned by partners Lynn and Jack Loacker, was planted in 2003. Four clones contributed to this release — Djion 777, which was brought to Oregon State University with help of David Adelsheim; Pommard, and two “suitcase clones” — 828, another Dijon clone introduced into Oregon via the late Gary Andrus, and QM-1, which is attributed to the late Charles Coury.

    Great Northwest Wine- 5 readers -
  • Consumer Wine Tastings in Jeopardy in California

    If the California Board of Equalization (BOE) gets what it wants, some of California’s best consumer wine tastings may find themselves in great jeopardy. One already is. Pinot Days, the annual tasting of Pinot Noir produced by Lisa and Steve Rigisich’s Bay Area Wine project is all of a sudden, after 1o years conducting this non-profit tasting, being told that they are responsi ...

    Tom Wark/ Fermentation- 3 readers -
  • The Terroir of Tasting

    … a wine will be perceived. Notice I didn’t say how a wine will taste. Some styles of wines just show better in some types of glasses. I did a podcast about this early on using a Pinot Noir and the results were astounding even though we were all a little sceptical that it would make a difference at all. I’ve visited a couple of very promising new…

    Wine Country BC- 3 readers -
  • Sagrantino: The Insider's Italian Wine

    … and price often keep it under the radar. They shouldn't. Prices are comparable to fine Oregon pinot noir and less than most Napa Cabs. What better time than Christmas to splurge on an exciting, sure-to-impress Italian wine? And the best sagrantinos age beautifully for 15+ years in the cellar. I recently tasted an astoundingly deep and complex…

    Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun- 8 readers -
  • It’s a BDF: Bradley’s Fine Diner Opens in Silicon Valley

    … influences. “I was one of the first ones to bring in blue corn flour back in the late ’70’s and and organic grits, Kentucky hams and Ozark trout.” Finish with Bradley’s butterscotch pudding, perhaps the ultimate comfort food, and the best of the desserts, all made in house. Dinnerware is rustic ceramic Korin Tableware – and each dish is served…

    WineFashionista- 2 readers -
  • Friday Wine Tastings Tonight In Portland! December 19, 2014

    … ($30) NV R. Dumont & Fils, Brut $40 Aube 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay NV José Michel, Blanc De Noirs Brut $45 Moussy 100% Pinot Meunier NV Savart, Bulle de Rosé Brut $55 Montagne de Reims 82% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, 8% Red Wine NV Gaston Chiquet, Blanc De Blanc d’Ay Brut $63 Dizy 100% Chardonnay 2008 Pierre Gimonnet, Oenophile Extra…

    Portland Oregon Wine- 3 readers -
  • Zinfandel poised for growth

    Some wine varieties in California are permanently popular with the population. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, for example. In now, in last year, and they’ll be in next year. Then there are varieties that seem to come and go in cycles, and of them none more so than Zinfandel. It’s had more ins and outs than—well, I won’t go there. But Zin does go through cycles.

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 9 readers -
  • 2004 Cayuse Syrah En Cerise Vineyard – Bottle Notes

    … Cayuse was founded in 1997 by Christophe Baron, a native of France who grew up in family of winemakers in Champagne. Baron studied viticulture in Burgundy and Champagne, and had ambitions to make Pinot Noir in Oregon. However, on a visit to Walla Walla he found property that he believed would be perfect for growing grapes and decided to purchase…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Syrah- 5 readers -
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