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 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.

Filter by
29 Items
29 Items
  • Schrader Boars' View The Coast Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
    Schrader Boars' View The Coast Pinot Noir 2012
    Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
    • RP95
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $244.99
    Try the
    244 99
    244 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Maldonado Parr Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
    Maldonado Parr Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
    Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
    • WE91
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $36.99
    Try the
    42
    36 99
    Save $5.01 (12%)
  • Red Diamond Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
    Red Diamond Pinot Noir 2012
    Pinot Noir from California
      3.2 12 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $8.99
      Try the
      8 99
      8 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Scherrer Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
      Scherrer Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012
      Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
      • WS91
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $56.99
      Try the
      56 99
      56 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Novas Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
      Novas Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2012
      Pinot Noir from Casablanca Valley, Chile
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $17.99
        Try the
        17 99
        17 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Mi Sueno Winery Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
        Mi Sueno Winery Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2012
        Pinot Noir from Carneros, California
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $41.99
          Try the
          41 99
          41 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Lucien Crochet Sancerre La Croix du Roy Rouge 2012  Front Label
          Lucien Crochet Sancerre La Croix du Roy Rouge 2012
          Pinot Noir from Sancerre, Loire, France
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $36.99
            Try the
            36 99
            36 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Chalone Gavilan Estate Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
            Chalone Gavilan Estate Pinot Noir 2012
            Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $23.99
              Try the
              23 99
              23 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Pali Wine Co Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
              Pali Wine Co Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
              Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
              • WE90
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $59.99
              Try the
              59 99
              59 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Domaine Faiveley Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 Front Label
              Domaine Faiveley Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012
              Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $209.97
                Try the
                209 97
                209 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Wayfarer Golden Mean Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
                Wayfarer Golden Mean Pinot Noir 2012
                Pinot Noir from Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
                • WE96
                • RP95
                • JD95
                • WS92
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $149.97
                Try the
                149 97
                149 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Trombetta Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
                Trombetta Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
                Pinot Noir from Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
                • WE95
                3.9 14 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $58.99
                Try the
                65
                58 99
                Save $6.01 (9%)
              • Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2012 Front Label
                Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2012
                Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • RP98
                • V96
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $1,099.97
                Try the
                1,099 97
                1,099 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Benton Lane First Class Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
                Benton Lane First Class Pinot Noir 2012
                Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
                • WS92
                • WE90
                3.7 6 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $54.99
                Try the
                60
                54 99
                Save $5.01 (8%)
              • Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton Les Perrieres Grand Cru 2012  Front Label
                Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton Les Perrieres Grand Cru 2012
                Pinot Noir from Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • V94
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $239.97
                Try the
                239 97
                239 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Marchand-Tawse Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 Front Label
                Marchand-Tawse Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012
                Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • BH93
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $179.97
                Try the
                179 97
                179 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Marchand-Tawse Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 Front Label
                Marchand-Tawse Chambertin Grand Cru 2012
                Pinot Noir from Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • V96
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $329.97
                Try the
                329 97
                329 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2012 Front Label
                Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2012
                Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • V94
                • RP92
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $699.97
                Try the
                699 97
                699 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru 2012 Front Label
                Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru 2012
                Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • V93
                • RP92
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $349.97
                Try the
                349 97
                349 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Geantet-Pansiot Gevrey-Chambertin Le Poissenot Premier Cru 2012 Front Label
                Geantet-Pansiot Gevrey-Chambertin Le Poissenot Premier Cru 2012
                Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • RP90
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $109.97
                Try the
                109 97
                109 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Marchand-Tawse Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2012 Front Label
                Marchand-Tawse Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2012
                Pinot Noir from Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • V94
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $229.97
                Try the
                229 97
                229 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Domaine Henri Boillot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2012 Front Label
                Domaine Henri Boillot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2012
                Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • BH92
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $199.97
                Try the
                215
                199 97
                Save $15.03 (7%)
              • Pierre Gelin Gevrey Chambertin Clos de Meixvelle 2012 Front Label
                Pierre Gelin Gevrey Chambertin Clos de Meixvelle 2012
                Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • WS91
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $79.97
                Try the
                79 97
                79 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Domaine de l'Arlot Romanee Saint Vivant Grand Cru 2012 Front Label
                Domaine de l'Arlot Romanee Saint Vivant Grand Cru 2012
                Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanee, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • RP96
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $499.97
                Try the
                499 97
                499 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Emmanuel Rouget Echezeaux Grand Cru 2012 Front Label
                Emmanuel Rouget Echezeaux Grand Cru 2012
                Pinot Noir from Flagey-Echezeaux, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
                • RP96
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $649.97
                Try the
                649 97
                649 97
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

              Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

              It's easy to update and using the latest version
              of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

              Yes, Update Now
              Cheers to You!

              New customers: FREE Shipping on $59+. Code LIGHTS2

              FREE Shipping on $59+. Code LIGHTS2

              There was an error redeeming your code.

              *Order must be placed by 12/6/2019. Applies to standard shipping only. Order must be at least $59 excluding shipping and tax. Expedited shipping options may require an additional charge. Not applicable to Hawaii and Alaska orders. A standard shipping charge will appear at checkout but the promo code will credit an amount back so that you do not pay for shipping. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures.

              Search for ""

              Processing Your Order...