Great Grapes: Pinot Noir
An authoritative guide to wine styles, major regions and benchmark producers
Thin-skinned and temperamental, Pinot Noir has reached sublime heights in its ancestral home of Burgundy. Yet only recently has it achieved real success in other regions. With progress in California, Oregon and elsewhere, more and more wine lovers are discovering Pinot Noir's unique array of aromas and flavors, as well as its ability to transmit terroir.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 15, 2006.