pinot noir

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

Definition of pinot noir 

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

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Sip on a Cadejo Blanco, made with Flor de Caña Añejo Oro rum, pineapple rum, Boomsma Clooster bitter liqueur, mango, chimchurri greens and lime, or a Desierto Florido with unaged apple brandy, Pisco Mistral, cinnamon, lemon and Chilean pinot noir. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Drink your way around the globe without leaving Chicago," 21 Sep. 2017 Tasting of pinot gris, riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir. The Courier-Journal, "75+ fun things, including Halloween creeps, for week of Sept. 21-27," 20 Sep. 2017 Red was aged in pinot noir, Oloroso Sherry and tawny port barrels, with cherries and raspberries added. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Third Space Brewing adds more equipment and expects to double its beer production," 4 June 2018 Sandwiched between the two gamay noirs was the North Valley pinot noir rosé from Soter in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, lively and refreshing, with flavors of herbs, berries and the bloody tang of iron. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "American Rosés Without Clichés," 5 July 2018 Many other reds of this ilk would be delicious: Ribera Sacra from northwestern Spain, Chinon from the Loire Valley, pinot noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains, restrained malbecs from Argentina, just to name a few. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "Lamb, Under Fire, and at Its Best," 6 July 2018 If so, this deliciously affordable pinot noir from Oregon will rock your world with its brisk, dry flavors of cranberry and pomegranate. Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Underwood Pinot Noir," 29 May 2018 Though e many vintners have grown French grapes there for centuries, like pinot noir and merlot, there are a handful of unusual red grapes native to the region that are well worth exploring, too. Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Mezzacorona 'Cliffhanger' red blend," 29 Jan. 2018 The Burgundy wines of Henri Jayer are prized for their seductive expression of the French region’s pinot noir grapes, as well as their scarcity. Thomas Buckley,, "Rare Sale of Unearthed Jayer Wine Skips Christie’s, Sotheby’s," 15 June 2018

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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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