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Pinot Noir

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One of the most finicky yet rewarding grapes to grow, Pinot Noir is a labor of love for many. However, the greatest red wines of Burgundy prove that it is unquestionably worth the effort. In fact, it is the only red variety permitted in Burgundy. Highly reflective of its terroir, Pinot Noir prefers calcareous soils and a cool climate, requires low yields to achieve high quality and demands a lot of attention in the vineyard and winery. It retains even more glory as an important component of Champagne as well as on its own in France’s Loire Valley and Alsace regions. This sensational grape enjoys immense international success, most notably growing in Oregon, California and New Zealand with smaller amounts in Chile, Germany (as Spätburgunder) and Italy (as Pinot Nero).

Tasting Notes for Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a dry red wine, typically dominated by red fruit—strawberry, raspberry and cherry with some heftier styles showing black plum and more delicate styles of Pinot giving citrus qualities. It is relatively pale in color with soft tannins and a lively acidity. With age Pinot Noir wine can develop hauntingly alluring characteristics of fresh earth, savory spice and dried fruit.

Pinot Noir Food Pairings

Pinot’s healthy acidity cuts through the oiliness of salmon or texture of tuna but its mild-mannered tannins give it enough structure to pair the wine with all sorts of poultry: chicken, quail and especially duck. As the namesake wine of Boeuf Bourguignon, Pinot Noir has proven it isn’t afraid of beef. California examples work splendidly well with barbecue and Pinot Noir is also vegetarian-friendly—most notably with any dish that features mushrooms.

Sommelier Secrets for Pinot Noir

For administrative purposes, the region of Beaujolais is often included in Burgundy. But it is extremely different in terms of topography, soil and climate, and the important red grape here is ultimately Gamay, not Pinot Noir. Truth be told, there is a tiny amount of Gamay sprinkled around the outlying parts of Burgundy (mainly in Maconnais) but it isn’t allowed with any great significance and certainly not in any Village or Cru level wines. So "red Burgundy" still necessarily refers to Pinot noir.

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  • Lemelson Thea's Select Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Lemelson Thea's Select Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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    • Belle Glos Clark and Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
      Belle Glos Clark and Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
      Pinot Noir from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
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    • Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
      Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018
      Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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    • Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
      Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019
      Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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    • Kosta Browne Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
      Kosta Browne Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
      Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
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    • Roco The Stalker Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
      Roco The Stalker Pinot Noir 2018
      Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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    • Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
      Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
      Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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    • A to Z Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
      A to Z Pinot Noir 2017
      Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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    • SeaGlass Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
      SeaGlass Pinot Noir 2018
      Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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      • Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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      • Walter Hansel Cuvee Alyce Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
        Walter Hansel Cuvee Alyce Pinot Noir 2018
        Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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      • Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
        Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018
        Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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      • Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
        Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
        Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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      • Kris Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
        Kris Pinot Noir 2018
        Pinot Noir from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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        • Roserock by Drouhin Oregon Zephirine Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
          Roserock by Drouhin Oregon Zephirine Pinot Noir 2017
          Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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        • Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
          Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019
          Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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          • Parducci Small Lot Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
            Parducci Small Lot Pinot Noir 2019
            Pinot Noir from California
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          • Martin Ray Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
            Martin Ray Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018
            Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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          • Head High Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
            Head High Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2018
            Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
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          • Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
            Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2017
            Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
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          • Pali Wine Co Huntington Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
            Pali Wine Co Huntington Pinot Noir 2018
            Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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          • Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
            Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2017
            Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
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            La Crema Russian River Pinot Noir 2018
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            • Bouchard Pere & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2014 Front Label
              Bouchard Pere & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2014
              Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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