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
12 Items
12 Items
  • Peregrine Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
    Peregrine Pinot Noir 2014
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
    • W&S92
    • WE91
    • D91
    4.1 12 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $37.99
    Try the
    42
    37 99
    Save $4.01 (10%)
  • Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
    Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir 2014
    Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
    • WW94
    • JS93
    • WS92
    • W&S90
    • WE90
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $109.99
    Try the
    109 99
    109 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Wayfarer Golden Mean Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
    Wayfarer Golden Mean Pinot Noir 2014
    Pinot Noir from Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
    • WE97
    • RP94
    • JD94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $129.99
    Try the
    129 99
    129 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Au Contraire Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
    Au Contraire Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2014
    Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
    • WE90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $45.99
    Try the
    45 99
    45 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Palliser Estate The Great Ted Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
    Palliser Estate The Great Ted Pinot Noir 2014
    Pinot Noir from Martinborough, New Zealand
    • WE92
    • RP91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $45.98
    Try the
    65
    45 98
    Save $19.02 (29%)
  • The Calling Patriarch Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
    The Calling Patriarch Pinot Noir 2014
    Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
    • TP93
    • WE91
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $84.99
    Try the
    84 99
    84 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • King Estate Domaine Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
    King Estate Domaine Pinot Noir 2014
    Pinot Noir from Oregon
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $79.99
    Try the
    79 99
    79 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Patz & Hall Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014 Front Label
    Patz & Hall Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
    Pinot Noir from Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
    • JS95
    • WE93
    • RP92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $169.97
    Try the
    169 97
    169 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Small Vines Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
    Small Vines Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014
    Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $64.99
    Try the
    64 99
    64 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014 Front Label
    Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
    Pinot Noir from Carneros, California
    • JS94
    • RP94
    • WE93
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $169.97
    Try the
    169 97
    169 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 2014 Front Label
    Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 2014
    Pinot Noir from Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • BH95
    • WS94
    • WE94
    • W&S92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $244.99
    Try the
    279
    244 99
    Save $34.01 (12%)
  • David Duband Chambolle-Musigny Les Sentiers Premier Cru 2014 Front Label
    David Duband Chambolle-Musigny Les Sentiers Premier Cru 2014
    Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • WE94
    • V92
    • D91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $134.99
    Try the
    134 99
    134 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Update your browser to Edge and 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: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 4/30/2020. 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, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...