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
    • Where Wine Flavors Come From: The Science of Wine Aromas

      Why does wine taste the way it does? If you love wine, you’ve no doubt read countless wine tasting descriptions like this one: “blueberry aromas and accents of camphor, anise and the slightest floral hint…” Wine Advocate 2010 Penfold’s “Grange” Shiraz You might also be wondering… are winemakers are actually blending blueberries into their wine? The answer is no.

      Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 9 readers -
  • A Vibrant Pinot Noir – Marisco’s ‘The Ned’ 2013

    … ‘The Ned’ Pinot Noir 2013. This racy Pinot Noir hails from Marlborough, New Zealand. Brent Marris, owner and winemaker, is Marlborough’s first born and raised winemaker from the Marlborough area. ‘The Ned’ vineyard is 268 hectares and was named after the summit peak where Marris used to hike as a young man. In the glass, this Pinot Noir is a bright ruby…

    Christine Campbell/ Girls Go Grapein Pinot Noir- 6 readers -
  • One Word Reviews of 2012 Youngberg Hill Pinot Noirs

    … One Word Reviews of 2012 Youngberg Hill Pinot Noirs After running through a trio of 2012 Pinot Noirs from Oregon’s Youngberg Hill received as samples, I was struck by one thing they all had in common: richness. These are not lacy, delicate wines! A quick internet search about the 2012 vintage in Oregon turned up a post where these words were…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Finkin Pinot Noir- 6 readers -
  • Vancouver Visit Leaves for Backyard Vineyards in Fraser Valley

    With one “dry” weather day left in Vancouver, we hike the interior of Stanley Park. We feel like lost hobbits in this endless glade. Dog walkers disappear as we delve deeper. Misty and free of the city’s steel, we find something odd. Four placards declare the historic importance of this landmark: Hollow Tree. Once cars even elephants parked in it.

    WAYWARD WINE- 2 readers -
  • Is writing making a mess of wine?

    Rave Review Wine today is suffocated by an industrial and disproportionate number of writers, critics, reviewers and judges. There are so many voices vying for airtime, filling up virtual white pages with their comments, feelings and dissertations. There are homers and there are curmudgeons. When in balance, both keep the ship afloat, but more often than not the questions begs.

    Michael Godel/ Godello- 5 readers -
  • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 26 Jan 2015

    … your significant other!) Miki “This is the Life” Winer Wine: Port 2006 Type: red, sweet, fortified Vineyard: Two Rivers Winery Buy local or find it at Velvet, port goodness! Smooth, rich, lucious texture. Sweet but with some tawny characteristics. Brian The “Timeless” Winer It fills the glass with the dark and rich red I like so much…

    Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trailin Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • A Eulogy: The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Yamhill 1990 RIP

    … On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at approximately 6:00 P.M. the very last bottle of this fine Pinot Noir was poured. I claim to know this because the winery asserts it was their last bottle. Perhaps in some dusty cellar there rests another copy but that would be mere speculation. We must face facts, something remarkable has left the world…

    Dwight Furrow/ Edible Artsin Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • Pinot Noir, Fort Berens, Lillooet, BC VQA, 2012, 13.5% abv, C$26

    How is this possible? A Canadian winery poised at 50.5 degrees north latitude – just outside the usually accepted outermost limits of vinifera grape growing. Yet, there Fort Berens lies, thumbing its nose at the non-believers, and producing quality Pinot Noir of all things. Yes, this finicky grape seems quite at home here in Lillooet which lies in the rain shadow of the Coas ...

    winellama- 13 readers -
  • Visiting MacPhail Family Wines Tasting Lounge at the Barlow

    Over in Sonoma County in the town of Sebastopol sits The Barlow. It’s a series of former warehouses that has found new life as an open-air mall of sorts. More than a mall, though, it’s a destination for shopping, eating, drinking ,and plain-old hanging out. There are many reasons to go there, but my favorite is the MacPhail Family Wines Tasting Lounge.

    Gabe's View- 5 readers -
  • Affordable Wines from Stepping Stone by Cornerstone – It’s the Weekend!

    While at the grocery store a few days ago I bumped into an acquaintance I hadn’t seen in several years. After sharing the requisite catch up stories about family and jobs, I mentioned that I wrote regularly on my wine blog. She was excited yet made it very clear that I should write about wines that were under $20, yet she would also read about more expensive wines if they were “really good”.

    Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences- 6 readers -
  • Wine You Won’t Find, But Would Love

    … of the glass I loved the hint of mineral and flowers. There certainly was a bit of wood going on as well. The wine offered soft fruit like a peach but what got me was the creamy texture but still a delivery of well-balanced acid on the finish. The back story is compelling. John-Baptiste Ponsot is just 35 years old but has worked the vineyards since he…

    Howard W. Hewitt- 5 readers -
  • In the Ahr Valley, Germany, home to some great Pinot Noir

    I’ve spent the last day and a half in the Ahr Valley in northern Germany. It’s my first visit here. This is a small, compact region that’s a tight valley with vineyards on either side, many of which are incredibly steeply sloped. The predominant soil type is slate, and this is Pinot Noir country. I visited three ...

    jamie goode's wine blog- 8 readers -
  • Frappato From Sicily: A Great Dinner Red Wine

    … (my favorite new neighborhood restaurant) was from Valle Dell’Acate, an excellent producer. (Specifically, their 2012 ”Il Frappato”.) If you’re a fan of Pinot Noir or Gamay, Frappato is a grape that needs to get into your red wine rotation. Images courtesy the winery. Tags: frappato, red wines to chill…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Finkin Pinot Noir- 10 readers -
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