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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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  • Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St-Jacques 2008 Front Label
    Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St-Jacques 2008
    Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Domaine Tollot-Beaut Corton Bressandes 2008
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      Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs Premier Cru Monopole 2008
      Pinot Noir from Volnay, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    • Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux Premier Cru 2008 Front Label
      Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux Premier Cru 2008
      Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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      • Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
        Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
        Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
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      • Rhys Vineyards Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
        Rhys Vineyards Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
        Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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      • Siduri Eddie's Lot Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008  Front Label
        Siduri Eddie's Lot Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
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        • Kosta Browne Russian River Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
          Kosta Browne Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
          Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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        • Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
          Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
          Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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        • Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Echezeaux (stained label) 2008 Front Label
          Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Echezeaux (stained label) 2008
          Pinot Noir from Flagey-Echezeaux, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Kosta Browne Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
          Kosta Browne Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
          Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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        • Kistler Vineyards Bodega Headlands Vineyard Cuvee Elisabeth Pinot Noir 2008
          Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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        • Aubert UV Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008  Front Label
          Aubert UV Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
          Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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        • Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2008  Front Label
          Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2008
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          • Rhys Vineyards Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
            Rhys Vineyards Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
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          • Kistler Vineyards Cuvee Natalie Pinot Noir 2008  Front Label
            Kistler Vineyards Cuvee Natalie Pinot Noir 2008
            Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
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          • Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
            Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008
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            • Pisoni Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
              Pisoni Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2008
              Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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            • Jerome Chezeaux Vosne-Romanee Premier Crus Les Suchots 2008 Front Label
              Jerome Chezeaux Vosne-Romanee Premier Crus Les Suchots 2008
              Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanee, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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            • Kosta Browne Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
              Kosta Browne Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
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              • Aubert Reuling Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
                Aubert Reuling Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
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              • Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Bonnes Mares Grand Cru (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008  Front Label
                Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Bonnes Mares Grand Cru (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
                Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                • Kosta Browne Kanzler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
                  Kosta Browne Kanzler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
                  Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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                • Peter Michael Le Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
                  Peter Michael Le Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir 2008
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                • Faiveley Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 2008  Front Label
                  Faiveley Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 2008
                  Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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