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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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    Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
    Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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    Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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    Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018
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    Morgan Twelve Clones Pinot Noir 2018
    Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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  • J Vineyards Russian River Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
    J Vineyards Russian River Pinot Noir 2018
    Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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    Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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    Wayfarer Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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    Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2018
    Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
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    DuMOL Wester Reach Pinot Noir 2019
    Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2020  Front Label
    Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2020
    Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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    Merry Edwards Olivet Lane Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • King Estate Domaine Pinot Noir 2015  Front Label
    King Estate Domaine Pinot Noir 2015
    Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Eden Rift Estate Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Eden Rift Estate Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Cienega Valley, Central Coast, California
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    EnRoute Winery Les Pommiers Pinot Noir 2018
    Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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    Willamette Valley Vineyards Bernau Block Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Lincourt Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Lincourt Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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    Merry Edwards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018
    Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Sojourn Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
    Sojourn Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
    Pinot Noir from Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
    Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2018
    Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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  • Nicolas-Jay Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Nicolas-Jay Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Failla Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
    Failla Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018
    Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Three Sticks Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
    Three Sticks Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
    Pinot Noir from Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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    The Pinot Project Pinot Noir 2019
    Pinot Noir from California
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    Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
    Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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