Pick The Perfect Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir-based wines are generally described as elegant with a refined texture in the mouth due to the varietal's low tannin levels. Styles generally run from light- to medium-bodied. Some of the best and most famous (and most expensive) wines associated with Pinot Noir reign from Burgundy's Cote d'Or region in France. It is also a primary varietal used to produce Champagne and the sparkling wines of California. The cooler climates of California's Sonoma County and Central Coast and Oregon's Willamette Valley enjoy considerable success with Pinot Noir, as well.