The 10 Best Pinot Noir Wines in the World
by Chiemi Irene Alonzo on May 21, 2023
When it comes to the best Pinot Noir wines in the world, there are many contenders. Pinot Noir is a notoriously difficult grape variety to grow and produce quality wine from, but when it's done right, it can produce some of the most amazing flavors you've ever experienced.
Here's our list of the 10 Best Pinot Noir Wines in the World:
1. Domaine de la Romanée
Conti La Tâche Grand Cru Burgundy - This 100% Pinot Noir has a deep ruby color with aromas of red fruit and spices that linger on your palate. It’s full bodied and complex with notes of cherry and raspberry that are enhanced by its oak aging process.
2. Amisfield Pinot Noir Central Otago
This full-bodied Pinot Noir from the foothills of New Zealand’s South Island is bursting with ripe berry flavors and hints of black pepper, oak, and savory spices.
3. Littorai Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Aromas of dark berries and dried herbs give way to a palate that's layered with bright notes of cranberry, cherry and earthy undertones. Its bold tannins provide structure while its acidity makes this one balanced and delightfully drinkable.
4. Domaine Dujac Morey-Saint
Denis Grand Cru Burgundy - Rich aromas of wild strawberries, cherries and plums mingle with notes of lavender and spices. The palate is well balanced, medium bodied and refreshing with a long finish.
5. Domaine Drouhin Oregon Laurelwood Pinot Noir
This Oregon-based winery produces this light-bodied Pinot Noir that has aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, black pepper and violets. Its bright acidity brings together the flavors of cherry, cranberry and pomegranate on the palate.
6. Kumeu River Hunting Hill Pinot Noir
Aromas of dark cherries, truffles and sweet spices tantalize your nose while its palate boasts flavors of ripe berries, earthy undertones and hints of vanilla.
7. Roar Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
This California-based winery produces a full-bodied Pinot Noir that’s packed with ripe cherry, blackberry and currant flavors. Behind it all is an earthy note of dried herbs that lingers on the palate.
8. Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir
Aromas of violets, baking spices and red fruits come together in this New Zealand-based wine. On the palate there’s a bright acidity that supports its red berry flavors and a pleasant tannic structure that gives it superb length on the finish.
9. Arnot-Roberts Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Wild strawberry, cranberry and hints of earthy spices greet your nose while its palate is rich in flavors of ripe cherry, pomegranate and a hint of anise. Its supple tannins give it great texture and length on the finish.
10. Rochioli Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
This California-based winery produces an elegant Pinot Noir with aromas of blackberry, fresh herbs and baking spices. On the palate there are notes of juicy red fruit, sweet oak and a touch of licorice that lingers on your tongue.
So there you have it: The 10 Best Pinot Noir Wines in the World. Whether you're looking for something to sip on its own or pair with dinner, these wines are sure to please. Cheers!