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Pinot Noir

Light- to medium-bodied, this dry red is rich in notes of ripe fruit and earthy tones and has become a favorite of wine lovers around the world.


1. What is the best Pinot Noir to drink?
“Best” depends on your palate. Tasting notes, acidity, and the body of a wine all play a factor in your preference. If you’re looking for something new, why not check out the 2021 Hahn SLH. It scored 91 Points from Wine Spectator and at $26.99 is a wonderful wine for the price. Vivid red ruby in the glass, this wine opens with aromas of red fruit, cherry, blackberry and hints of earthiness, delicate toast and vanilla spice. The palate is rich, with refined silky tannins, medium acidity and flavors of cherry, red plums, raspberry and subtle notes of allspice on a long elegant finish.

2. How do I cook with Pinot Noir?
The rich fruit flavors of Pinot Noir make it a great cooking wine, especially for steak marinades and beef stew. Add a 1/2 cup to your marinade or sauce at medium-high heat on the stove. As you stir, the alcohol will evaporate, but all the delicious flavors will remain.

3. Do I need a special glass?
A Burgundy glass, designed for light-bodied wines, is great for Pinot Noir. It’s larger bowl highlights the wine’s delicate aromas, which enhances the tasting experience.

Pinot Noir Food Pairings

Light to medium-bodied, yet rich in fruit flavors, this popular red wine pairs with a great variety of dishes. Explore some of our favorite recipes below.