One of the five Bordeaux grapes known for it's earthy, spicy flavors. Pinot Noir thrives in cooler climates where a longer growing season is possible, providing even more depth to its flavor.* port: Fortified wine from Portugal, which is blended from several native grape varieties. Among them are: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinta Barroca, and Tinta Roriz. Tawny is the best known and lightest in body and intensity. Vintage Port is reliant on producers declaring a year worthy of a 'vintage' release. These wines are extremely age worthy and should always be decanted upon opening.
(PEE-noh NWAR): Highly regarded noble red grape variety originally from Burgundy, proven to produce some of the most velvety, voluptuous red wines to be had.
The prime red grape of Burgundy, Champagne and Oregon.
Principal red wine grape of Burgundy and Champagne, and increasingly in California; produces very fine red wine. Vinified separately, away from the skins for the Blanc de Noirs.
A vinifera grape used to make red wine. One of the most common red vinifera varieties in the Finger Lakes. Wines made from it often taste like berries.
( pee-no n'wahr) is a red wine grape that is important in the Burgundy region of France.
(Pee-noe Nwahr) - Classic red grape, widely acceptes as one of the world's best. Burgundy is its home, and it has proven difficult to grow and vinify well elsewhere, but California and Oregon increasingly hit the mark (albeit with usually a somewhat different style), and wine makers in many other parts of the world are still trying. At its peak, it makes wines of incredible complexity, difficult to describe (although cherries and "earthy" qualities are typical), known as much for its "velvety" texture as its flavor.
(see Gamay) The premier grape "cepage" of the Burgundy region of France. It produces a red wine that is lighter in color than the Bordeaux reds (such as Cabernet and Merlot). In the attempt to produce the best wines from cooler regions, it has proved to be a capriciously acting and difficult grape for N. American west coast wineries. Cherished aromas and flavors often detected are cherry, mint, raspberry, truffles, and the ubiquitous gamey odor in new wines often referred to as "animale'" by the french winemaker.
(Pie-not No-yer) A red grape that is the basis for some of the most famous wines of Burgundy and has done extraordinarily well in California. Should always be paired with potato chips and a beer chaser. Take care when choosing the beer as a light or overly-hoppy brew can completely ruin the flavor of the chips.
The classic red grape of Burgundy, and one of the varieties that helps make champagne in France. Generally produces lighter styles of red wine, though can (when well made) have intense and deep flavours.
red wine grape; grown especially in California for making wines resembling those from Burgundy, France
dry red California table wine made from purple Pinot grapes
Red grape variety used in light styles of red wine.
Classic Red grape - widely accepted as one of the World's best. Burgundy is it's home - produces compels wines with velvety textures
A grape variety used to produce either red wines (particularly Burgundies) or champagne.
Known for its silky texture and earthy flavors. Pinot noir grapes prefer a cold climate and is rarely found outside of the Burgundy region of France and Oregon and California in the United States.
This is the grape behind the great red wines of France's Burgundy region, and now increasingly a more serious contender to Cabernet Sauvignon's quality crown in California. Pinot Noir in California is best in cooler climates like the Carneros and the Russ
Grape variety used in the production of all red Burgundy wines.
Pinot Noir is a red wine of light to medium body and delicate, smooth, rich complexity. The Pinot Noir grape is one of the most challenging wine grapes to bring to full potential.
(pee-noe nwahr) classic red wine grape of Burgundy
The top red grape of the Burgundy region of France, it can make wonderful, long-lived red wine, but the best are very expensive and many are not worth the price. Its wines are typically light in color, especially when found in New World regions such as California's Russian River, Carneros, Santa Barbara, Oregon, and New Zealand.
One of the main grape varieties used in Champagne and makes red Burgundy. The grape has low levels of tannins and color on skins. This is a picky grape that needs ideal conditions in order to thrive; it is extremely sensitive to climactic conditions and doesn't have high yields -- this makes Pinot noir a difficult and expensive grape to cultivate. Rarely blended, it makes pale-colored, light to medium-bodied reds with a strawberry or raspberry aroma. Blending destroys its singular personality. The best quality Pinot noirs are from Burgundy. Other regions include New Zealand and Oregon.
The noble red grape that produces all the great red Burgundies. In champagne it is vinified without skin contact to produce a white wine. A difficult grape to cultivate, it can produce some of the most elegant wines in the world. Also good examples in California and Oregon.
(Food & Wine) Red grape from the Burgundy region of France which makes fruity medium-bodied red wines with great balance.
The finicky grape of the Burgundy region where it has been producing red wines for thousands of years. Best grown in cooler climates, the pinot noir grape infuses floral aromas into a deceptively light red wine underlaid with richness, black cherry and vivacious acidity.
a red grape variety. Along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir is generally thought to be the world's finest red wine grape. Ranges in style from wines of amazing delicacy and grace to wines of voluptuous, velvety intensity. A wine for sensualists.
A distinguished and celebrated red grape variety that produces all the great red Burgundies. Pinot Noir is a fragile grape and produces fine wines only in certain wine producing areas, and is not terribly reliable from year to year. At their best, wines made from Pinot Noir have a subtlety, complexity, elegance and finesse unmatched by any other wine variety, and itâ€(tm)s the search for those elusive qualities that have encouraged winemakers the world over to cultivate the grape. Some of the very best Pinot Noir grapes in the world are also grown in Oregon, where the Willamette Valley has gained international reputation for fabulous wine.
Pinot noir is a variety of Vitis vinifera, the red grape used commonly in winemaking. The name may also refer to wines produced predominantly from pinot noir grapes.