(2012 Vintage) Pinot Noir Pinot Noir is considered by many the finest red wine grape in the world. Pinot Noir is the grape for France’s famous Burgundies; Pinot has the ability to allow the “terroir” (the unique, site-specific combination of soil, climate and other factors) to show in the wines, and that is the mist important goal in Burgundy. Pinot Noir is also important in the USA, and it’s planted widely in California and Oregon. Pinots can be made into wines of delicacy, with expressive aromatics or full-bodied, richly-fruited examples. Though sometimes difficult to grow, Pinot Noir is truly a winemaker’s grape.