pinot noir


pi·​not noir ˈpē-(ˌ)nō-ˈnwär How to pronounce pinot noir (audio)
often capitalized P&N
: a dry red wine produced from the same grape as French burgundy

Examples of pinot noir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Large favors the bold delicacy of pinot noir. Kelsey Mulvey, Sunset Magazine, 6 Mar. 2024 Meadowcroft Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021 (3.5 stars) Sonoma County, Calif., $30 Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley is known for a bold, heavy style of pinot noir deeply flavored with dark cherry, plum and baking spice. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2024 And the grapes — Day seeks out legacy varieties from Oregon’s experimental days, before winemakers settled mostly on pinot noir and chardonnay. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2024 Of course, there’s always a time and place for pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon. Kelsey Mulvey, Sunset Magazine, 6 Mar. 2024 Amplified by a culture of innovation, the company was the first to develop an intense pink rosé champagne made from 100% pinot noir grapes. Liz Thach, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 So, cowboys dine on brisket tacos alongside the wine crowd trying a new pinot noir. Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 Jan. 2024 Not far from where Joseph buys her pinot noir in the Chehalem Mountains, the famed German winemaker Ernst Loosen is pursuing an even more ambitious project with his winery, Appassionata Estate — named for the Beethoven piano sonata. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2024 This region of Mendocino County is known for its pinot noir, which will be celebrated during this three-day festival featuring delicious samplings and food pairings, educational seminars, a sunset barbecue, a grand tasting and a VIP Bubble Lounge. Brittany Delay, The Mercury News, 28 Feb. 2024

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Word History


French, literally, black Pinot

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinot noir was in 1889

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“Pinot noir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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