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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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    Dutton-Goldfield Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
    Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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      Moobuzz Monterey Pinot Noir 2014
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    • Domaine Anderson Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
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      Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
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      Champ de Reves Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2014
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    • Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
      Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
      Pinot Noir from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
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    • Iron Horse Estate Pinot Noir 2014  Front Label
      Iron Horse Estate Pinot Noir 2014
      Pinot Noir from Green Valley, Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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      Fisher Vineyards Unity Pinot Noir 2014
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      • Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 2014 Front Label
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        Pinot Noir from Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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      • Peregrine Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
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        Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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        Clos Pegase Mitsuko's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
        Pinot Noir from Carneros, California
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      • Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
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        Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir 2014
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        Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
        Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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        Au Contraire Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014
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        • Kosta Browne Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
          Kosta Browne Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
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          Kosta Browne Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
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          Hartford Court Jennifer's Pinot Noir 2014
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          • King Estate Domaine Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
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          • Hudelot-Noellat Nuits-St. Georges Les Murgers Premier Cru 2014 Front Label
            Hudelot-Noellat Nuits-St. Georges Les Murgers Premier Cru 2014
            Pinot Noir from Nuits-St-Georges, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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            Hartford Court Seascape Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
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