List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Pinot Noir

Learn about Pinot Noir — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
73 Items
73 Items
  • Williams Selyem Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
    Williams Selyem Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
    Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $78.99
      Try the
      78 99
      78 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache Grand Cru 2003 Front Label
      Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache Grand Cru 2003
      Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
      • RP99
      • BH95
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $4,689.00
      Try the
      4,689
      4,689
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot 2003 Front Label
      Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot 2003
      Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
      • RP95
      • WS92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $107.99
      Try the
      107 99
      107 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Williams Selyem Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
      Williams Selyem Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
      Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
      • RP91
      • WE90
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $78.97
      Try the
      78 97
      78 97
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Marcassin Blue Slide Ridge Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
      Marcassin Blue Slide Ridge Pinot Noir 2003
      Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
      • RP98
      • WS96
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $349.99
      Try the
      349 99
      349 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Argyle Spirithouse Pinot Noir 2003 Front Bottle Shot
      Argyle Spirithouse Pinot Noir 2003
      Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
      • WS92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $57.99
      Try the
      57 99
      57 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Vincent Girardin Pommard Chalins V.V. 2003 Front Label
      Vincent Girardin Pommard Chalins V.V. 2003
      Pinot Noir from Pommard, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
      • WS92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $74.97
      Try the
      74 97
      74 97
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Pisoni Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
      Pisoni Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2003
      Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
      • RP94
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $70.00
      Try the
      70
      70
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Domaine Drouhin Oregon Laurene Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
      Domaine Drouhin Oregon Laurene Pinot Noir 2003
      Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $69.99
        Try the 2017 Vintage 71 99
        69 99
        69 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Louis Jadot Echezeaux 2003  Front Label
        Louis Jadot Echezeaux 2003
        Pinot Noir from Flagey-Echezeaux, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $229.97
          Try the
          229 97
          229 97
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Kistler Vineyards Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003  Front Label
          Kistler Vineyards Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
          Pinot Noir from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
          • RP92
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $139.97
          Try the
          139 97
          139 97
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
          Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
          Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
          • RP92
          • WE91
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $79.99
          Try the
          79 99
          79 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Littorai Les Enfants Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
          Littorai Les Enfants Pinot Noir 2003
          Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $97.97
            Try the
            97 97
            97 97
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Domaine Perrot-Minot Mazoyeres Chambertin (scuffed label) 2003 Front Label
            Domaine Perrot-Minot Mazoyeres Chambertin (scuffed label) 2003
            Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
            • WS96
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $249.99
            Try the
            249 99
            249 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Ambullneo Vineyards Bulldog Reserve Pinot Noir 2003  Front Label
            Ambullneo Vineyards Bulldog Reserve Pinot Noir 2003
            Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $39.97
              Try the
              39 97
              39 97
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
              Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
              Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
              • RP99
              • WS95
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $349.00
              Try the
              349
              349
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
              Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2003
              Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
              • W&S92
              • WE92
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $64.99
              Try the 2019 Vintage 119 99
              64 99
              64 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
              Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
              Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
              • RP95
              • WS93
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $249.00
              Try the
              249
              249
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Williams Selyem Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
              Williams Selyem Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
              Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
              • WE91
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $54.99
              Try the
              54 99
              54 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Williams Selyem Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
              Williams Selyem Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
              Pinot Noir from San Benito, Central Coast, California
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $57.97
                Try the
                57 97
                57 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Sea Smoke Cellars Ten Pinot Noir 2003
                Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
                • RP96
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $74.99
                Try the
                74 99
                74 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Hirsch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
                Hirsch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2003
                Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $49.97
                  Try the
                  49 97
                  49 97
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir 2003
                  Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
                  • RP92
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $49.99
                  Try the
                  49 99
                  49 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • Maison Champy Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 2003  Front Label
                  Maison Champy Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 2003
                  Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $144.97
                    Try the
                    144 97
                    144 97
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  • Archery Summit Arcus Pinot Noir 2003 Front Label
                    Archery Summit Arcus Pinot Noir 2003
                    Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
                    • WS95
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $99.00
                    Try the 2017 Vintage 129 99
                    99
                    99
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

                  Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
                  Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

                  It's easy to make the switch.
                  Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

                  Yes, Update Now
                  Cheers to You!

                  New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

                  New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

                  There was an error redeeming your code.

                  *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 6/30/2021. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, Picked by Wine.com subscriptions, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

                  Search for ""

                  $20 off your first Picked box. Code 20PICK

                  $20 off your first box. Code 20PICK

                  There was an error redeeming your code.

                  *Offer only valid for first-time Picked subscribers. The $20 discount applies to the first 6-bottle shipment of your Picked subscription and excludes tax and shipping. Offer may not be combined with any other promotion or used with any other discounts on Wine.com. Wine.com has the right to end or modify any offer at any time. Additional restrictions may apply, see terms and conditions for more details. Offer subject to state law limitations.

                  Processing Your Order...