Tastings / Pinot Noir

Nuits-St Georges, Henri Gouges

Nuits-St Georges, Henri Gouges

Ben Giliberti tastes two 2005 Nuits St Georges from legendary Burgundy producer Henri Gouges. Les Chenes-Carteaux and Clos des Porrets are built for the long haul, and these two premier cru will be at their best in 10 to 15 years.   More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir4:08
Chambolle-Musigny, Hudelot-Noellat

Chambolle-Musigny, Hudelot-Noellat

Ben Giliberti tastes this elegant 2005 red Burgundy from Chambolle-Musigny. Along with Volnay, Chambolle-Musigny produces the most fragrant wines of Burgundy, and this wine offers notes of violets and sweet fruit on the nose.   More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir3:27
Clos Vougeot Musigni, Gros Frere et Soeur

Clos Vougeot Musigni, Gros Frere et Soeur

Ben Giliberti loves this powerful and age-worthy 2005 Clos Vougeot. Gros Frere is among the most conscientious Clos Vougeot producers and owns one of the best parcels of vineyard land, just beneath the slope of the legendary grand cru Musigny.   More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir2:15
Vosne-Romanee, Hudelot-Noellat

Vosne-Romanee, Hudelot-Noellat

Ben Giliberti reviews this classy 2005 red Burgundy from Hudelot-Noellat. Many consider Vosne-Romanee to be the single best commune of Burgundy, offering a balance of power and subtlety allied with silky fruit.   More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir2:16
Beaune Clos de la Mousse, Bouchard

Beaune Clos de la Mousse, Bouchard

Ben Giliberti tastes this ready to drink 2005 red Burgundy. Although Beaune is best known for its white wines, this lighter style red from Bouchard Pere et Fils is quite appealing in 2005.   More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir2:32
Corton-Renardes, Prince de Merode

Corton-Renardes, Prince de Merode

Ben Giliberti tastes this fabulous 2005 red Burgundy from the prestigious Prince de Merode. Corton is the only gran cru that produces both red and white Burgundies and although this wine is delicious now, it will continue to improve for a decade or more.   More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir2:31
Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Rouge, Jean Marc Pillot

Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Rouge, Jean Marc Pillot

Ben Giliberti evaluates this 2005 red Burgundy from the up-and-coming domain of Jean Marc Pillot. Although Chassagne-Montrachet is better known for white wines, it's reds can be complex and extremely interesting. The Morgeot premier cru produces some of the best red wines of the appellation.  More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir2:32
Blanc de Blanc vs Blanc de Noir

Blanc de Blanc vs Blanc de Noir

With all those tiny bubbles, it's easy to forget that champagne is wine like any other, with lots of subtle nuances of flavor and aroma. Ben Giliberti gets to the heart of the matter by comparing chardonnay versus pinot noir based champagne.  More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir8:10
Gevrey Chambertin, Robert Groffier 2005

Gevrey Chambertin, Robert Groffier 2005

Ben Giliberti tastes a 2005 red Burgundy from the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin. Some of the grandest wines of this commune are among the longest-lived red wines of Burgundy and require lots of aging to show their best. But this village level Gevrey-Chambertin has lots of bright cherry fruit and is deliciously ready to drink now.  More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir2:26
Grand Cru Godme

Grand Cru Godme

Zachy's Andrew McMurray shares one of the highlights of his trip to Champagne: Champagne Godme. Watch Andrew fall in love with those tiny bubbles as he tastes Godme's exquisite, moderately priced Champagnes.  More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir4:13
Morey St Denis Aux Charmes, Amiot Pere et Fils

Morey St Denis Aux Charmes, Amiot Pere et Fils

Ben Giliberti tastes this well structured 2005 red Burgundy from the commune of Morey Saint-Denis, which sits between Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny. Just over the border from Gevrey-Chambertin, it offers a similarly powerful style in this award winning vintage.   More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir2:59
Burgundy vs. California Competition

Burgundy vs. California Competition

France may be the undisputed king of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but will the tasting panel favor the upstart California wines? See the excitement and silliness of the French Wine Society's 'France vs. the Rest of the World' tasting at the D.C International Wine Festival.  More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir3:39
Pinot Noir 101 - Chris' Guide to Grapes

Pinot Noir 101 - Chris' Guide to Grapes

Pinot Noir has been called the winemaker's wine. Beautiful to drink, but difficult to make. What makes pinot noir so versatile on the table, and what are some of the best pinot pairing choices? Chris Blanchard talks about why he loves pinot noir, in his continuing Guide to Grapes series.  More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir1:36
Sensational Serveaux

Sensational Serveaux

Andrew McMurray continues on his tasting voyage through Champagne, joining expert Sylvain Allart to taste the wines of Serveaux Fils. Find out what sets this small producer apart from the pack (hint: it's all in the grapes).  More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir4:11
World of Pinot Noir

World of Pinot Noir

Wine Taste TV's Bonnie Graves takes you inside the World of Pinot Noir. With award winning wines, celebrity chefs, and one of the world's most extensive gatherings of Pinot Noir winemakers, it's an event you won't want to miss.   More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir3:04
Champagne Charles Ellner

Champagne Charles Ellner

Continue to explore the joys of Champagne in Andrew McMurray's series on the greatest wines from one of the world's greatest regions. In this episode Andrew tastes five wonderful Champagnes from the prestigious producer Charles Ellner.  More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir6:40
Volnay-Caillerets, Pousse d'Or

Volnay-Caillerets, Pousse d'Or

Ben Giliberti tastes an outstanding 2005 red Burgundy from the highly regarded Domaine Pousse d'Or. Along with Chambolle-Musigny, Volnay produces the most intensely fragrant wines of Burgundy. This Volnay-Caillerets has a remarkable bouquet of spring flowers, violets, and cherry- strawberry fruit.   More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir2:09
Pommard Clos de la Platiere, Prince de Merode

Pommard Clos de la Platiere, Prince de Merode

Ben Giliberti tastes this 2005 red Burgundy from the prestigious domain of Prince de Merode and finds it remarkably ready to drink now. With forward fruit, the reds of Pommard are among the most popular Burgundies and this complex, superbly defined wine will improve in the cellar over the next five to seven years.   More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir3:06