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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 diominated 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 can develop hauntingly alluring characteristics of fresh earth, savory spice and dried fruit.

Perfect Food Pairings for Pinot Noir

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 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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    Domaine Meo-Camuzet Vosne Romanee Premier Cru Les Chaumes 2009
    Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanee, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Domaine Leroy Volnay-Santenots du Milieu (signs of past seepage) 2009
    Pinot Noir from Volnay, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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    • George Wine Company Hansen Vineyards Vintage VII Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
      George Wine Company Hansen Vineyards Vintage VII Pinot Noir 2009
      Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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      • Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
        Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
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      • Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru 2009 Front Label
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        • Williams Selyem Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
          Williams Selyem Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
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          • Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
            Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir 2009
            Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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          • Sea Smoke Cellars Ten Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
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            • Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee St. Vivant Grand Cru 2009 Front Label
              Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee St. Vivant Grand Cru 2009
              Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanee, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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            • Kistler Vineyards Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
              Kistler Vineyards Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
              Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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            • Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
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            • Domaine Michel Gros Vosne-Romanee 2009 Front Label
              Domaine Michel Gros Vosne-Romanee 2009
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              • Kosta Browne Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
                Kosta Browne Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
                Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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                Bouchard Aine & Fils Clos de la Roche 2009
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              • Rhys Vineyards Family Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
                Rhys Vineyards Family Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
                Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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              • Calera Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
                Calera Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
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              • Domaine de la Vougeraie Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Corvees Pagets Premier Cru 2009 Front Label
                Domaine de la Vougeraie Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Corvees Pagets Premier Cru 2009
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              • Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
                Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
                Pinot Noir from Martinborough, New Zealand
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              • Chehalem Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
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                Pinot Noir from Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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              • Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2009 Front Label
                Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2009
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                A.P. Vin Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
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