pinot noir

noun, often capitalized P&N
pi·​not noir | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)nō-ˈnwär How to pronounce pinot noir (audio) , pē-ˈnō- \

Definition of pinot noir

: a dry red wine produced from the same grape as French burgundy

Examples of pinot noir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try a pinot noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, or the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast or Santa Barbara County in California. Washington Post, "What wines to drink with lobster rolls, barbecue and other favorite summer foods," 31 July 2020 And the pinot noir has juicy fruit flavors of wild strawberry, plum, fresh cherry and vanilla. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Cupcake Vineyards Just Launched an 80-calorie Wine Collection," 7 July 2020 The Noels are donating 100% of their 2017 estate pinot noir sales to The Red Door Project in Portland. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "3 Oregon wines making a difference during tough times," 7 July 2020 Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast pinot noir grapes selling for $12 to $14 in 2018 now go for just over half of that. Elin Mccoy,, "Great Deals in California Wine Are Coming," 21 Feb. 2020 For red wines, choose pinot noir, cabernet, merlot or even a zinfandel. Justin Ward,, "The rules for cooking with wine, and how to make wine-braised beef short ribs," 14 Apr. 2020 This texture plus the flavors of red fruits will satisfy lovers of gamay or pinot noir. James Tidwell, Dallas News, "Sommelier says: 6 Southern Italian wines to try at new Dallas pizza spot," 7 Jan. 2020 Her suggestions sound familiar: a nice bottle of bubbles or pinot noir. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Everything you need to know about buying wine for the holidays," 10 Dec. 2019 The Royale Réserve Brut is a more traditional multi-vintage blend, based on pinot noir. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Splurge-worthy and great bargain sparkling wines to celebrate the season," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of pinot noir

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pinot noir

French, literally, black Pinot

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6 Aug 2020

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“Pinot noir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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