pi·​not ˈpē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce pinot (audio)
variants or Pinot
plural pinots or Pinots
: any of several purple or white vinifera grapes used for wine-making
: a wine made from pinot grapes
especially : pinot noir
Initial tastings of the 2007 Pinots suggest that it is a very good vintage. Daniel Sogg

Examples of pinot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two American classics highlight our selection of wines this week: A juicy zinfandel from California’s Amador County and a crisp pinot gris from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2024 Pioneers such as Alan Brady at Gibbston Valley Winery and Rolfe and Lois Mills at Rippon launched their first pinot noirs in 1987. Per and Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 Get ready to challenge your puzzle-solving skills while sipping delicious pinot wines and vying for the prize in a thrillingly thirsty competition. Brittany Delay, The Mercury News, 28 Feb. 2024 From the verdant Willamette Valley with its misty mornings and spectacular Pinots, to Walla Walla Washington’s gently rolling hills and stunning Syrahs, to the Valle de Guadalupe’s dramatic landscape and ingenious blends. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 26 Dec. 2023 This celebratory weekend offers a series of intimate dining and educational events hosted by chef Charlie Palmer, with a cast of sommeliers, winemakers and celebrity chefs showcasing some of the world’s greatest pinot noirs with perfect pork pairings. Brittany Delay, The Mercury News, 28 Feb. 2024 Specialties are single-vineyard pinot noirs and chardonnays. Allen Pierleoni, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 Cooper-Garrod doesn’t just produce chardonnays and pinot noirs. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 24 Jan. 2024 Some of the Golden State’s most layered and interesting organic and biodynamic wines are on offer here, with pinots and Chardonnays particular standouts. Ariel Okin, Vogue, 19 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinot was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Pinot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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