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 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.

Filter by
164 Items
164 Items
  • Louis Latour Beaune Vignes Franches Premier Cru 2017  Front Label
    Louis Latour Beaune Vignes Franches Premier Cru 2017
    Pinot Noir from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • JS93
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $78.99
    Try the
    78 99
    78 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Nicolas-Jay Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Nicolas-Jay Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
    • D93
    • WW93
    • WS93
    • JS92
    • WE92
    4.4 23 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $49.99
    Try the
    49 99
    49 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
    • WW91
    • JD90
    4.4 67 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $52.99
    Try the
    52 99
    52 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • 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
    • WE94
    3.4 13 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $23.99
    Try the
    23 99
    23 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Boen Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Boen Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
    • TP92
    • WW90
    4.6 28 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $28.99
    Try the
    31
    28 99
    Save $2.01 (6%)
  • Merry Edwards Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Merry Edwards Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
    • WE94
    • RP93
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $94.99
    Try the
    94 99
    94 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Artesa Carneros Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Artesa Carneros Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Carneros, California
    • WS91
    • WE90
    3.7 19 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $25.99
    Try the
    25 99
    25 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Alchemist Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
    Alchemist Pinot Noir 2017
    Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $29.99
      Try the
      29 99
      29 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
      Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017
      Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
      • JS92
      • WW92
      • WS91
      4.0 59 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $38.99
      Try the
      45
      38 99
      Save $6.01 (13%)
    • Davis Bynum Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
      Davis Bynum Pinot Noir 2017
      Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
      • W&S92
      • WE90
      4.3 58 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $29.99
      Try the
      35
      29 99
      Save $5.01 (14%)
    • Greywacke Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
      Greywacke Pinot Noir 2017
      Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand
      • JS95
      • V93
      • WW91
      • WS91
      • RP90
      3.9 7 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $43.99
      Try the
      43 99
      43 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Addax Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
      Addax Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017
      Pinot Noir from Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $78.99
        Try the
        78 99
        78 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Merry Edwards Olivet Lane Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Merry Edwards Olivet Lane Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
        • WE95
        • RP93
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $84.99
        Try the
        84 99
        84 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Angela Vineyards Angela Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Angela Vineyards Angela Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon
        • WE92
        4.3 5 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $39.99
        Try the
        39 99
        39 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon
        • JS95
        • WS93
        • RP92
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $84.99
        Try the
        84 99
        84 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-les-Beaune Aux Serpentieres Premier Cru 2017 Front Label
        Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-les-Beaune Aux Serpentieres Premier Cru 2017
        Pinot Noir from Savigny-les-Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
        • RP93
        3.9 9 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $68.99
        Try the
        68 99
        68 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Merry Edwards Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Merry Edwards Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
        • RP93
        • WE93
        • JD93
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $98.99
        Try the
        98 99
        98 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 Front Label
        Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Martinborough, New Zealand
        • JS94
        • WE91
        • W&S90
        4.7 40 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $43.99
        Try the
        47 99
        43 99
        Save $4.00 (8%)
      • Elouan Missoulan Wash Reserve Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Elouan Missoulan Wash Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
        • TP92
        • WW90
        3.5 5 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $43.99
        Try the
        48
        43 99
        Save $4.01 (8%)
      • Albert Bichot Gevrey Chambertin Les Murots 2017  Front Label
        Albert Bichot Gevrey Chambertin Les Murots 2017
        Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
        • WS92
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $89.99
        Try the
        89 99
        89 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Walt Clos Pepe Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Walt Clos Pepe Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
        • WE94
        • JD91
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $57.99
        Try the
        75
        57 99
        Save $17.01 (23%)
      • Morgan Double L Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Morgan Double L Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
        • WE96
        • WS92
        4.1 8 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $57.99
        Try the
        65
        57 99
        Save $7.01 (11%)
      • Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard La Source Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard La Source Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
        • WS94
        • RP93
        • W&S92
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $89.00
        Try the
        89
        89
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Kerr Cellars Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Kerr Cellars Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
        • JS92
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $78.99
        Try the
        78 99
        78 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Nielson Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
        Nielson Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2017
        Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
        • RP90
        3.7 190 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $18.99
        Try the
        18 99
        18 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

      Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
      Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

      It's easy to make the switch.
      Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

      Yes, Update Now
      Cheers to You!

      New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

      New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

      There was an error redeeming your code.

      *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 6/30/2021. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, Picked by Wine.com subscriptions, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

      Search for ""

      $20 off your first Picked box. Code 20PICK

      $20 off your first box. Code 20PICK

      There was an error redeeming your code.

      *Offer only valid for first-time Picked subscribers. The $20 discount applies to the first 6-bottle shipment of your Picked subscription and excludes tax and shipping. Offer may not be combined with any other promotion or used with any other discounts on Wine.com. Wine.com has the right to end or modify any offer at any time. Additional restrictions may apply, see terms and conditions for more details. Offer subject to state law limitations.

      Processing Your Order...