Looking For A Great Pinot Noir?

Let the WineAlign Critics help you find the Right Wine for the Right Price, Right Now!

Get Your Free Access Now

Top 5 Pinot Noir at the LCBO

Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2019 Bottle Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2019

Marlborough, New Zealand
146548

+

Find the BEST wines in YOUR price range

  • Over 125,000 wines reviewed and ranked
  • Reviews from Canada's top professional wine critics
  • Articles by Canada's best wine writers
Start drinking better wine now

Latest Articles

Canadian Wine Insider – November 2021


The Numbers Behind the Nationals, and a Look at the Rest of Canada By David Lawrason The National Wine Awards of Canada has announced its big winners, with all the medallists listed by category. The 2021 NWAC judges have written great overviews for each category, providing solid direction for consumers and winemakers alike. But it is time […] More

If I Could Buy Only One – November 13th VINTAGES Release


We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?” ($39.95, Rogers & Company) David Lawrason – Calera is an iconic California pinot from pioneer Josh Jensen, whose single vineyard estate bottlings from the Gavilan Mountains are now as rare as top Burgundy. This is […] More

Buyer’s Guide to VINTAGES November 13th Release


Review of VINTAGES Nov 13th Release By David Lawrason, with reviews from Sara d’Amato and Michael Godel ‘Tis the Season to Give Good Wine The big push to stock up on Holiday gifting wines at VINTAGES is in full swing, perhaps given more urgency because everything seems more urgent these days, even Christmas shopping. I […] More

National Wine Awards of Canada

Discover Canada's best wines! In 2021, 24 judges tasted over 2,200 wines from 260 wineries across the country to identify Canada's top wines.

View Award-Winning Wines

The Exchange

The Exchange is a club that taps into the world of wines beyond retail stores and delivers a curated, mixed case of top quality wines directly to your door. All the wines are 90pts+ and have been carefully chosen by our panel of critics for their quality and value.

View The Exchange

Market Matcher

Looking to find new export markets for your wines? Looking for new wines to import into your market? Market Matcher connects wineries with importers.

View Market Matcher



Pinot Noir

Costly to produce, capricious, relatively low-yielding and sensitive, pinot noir has been nicknamed the "heartbreak grape" by winegrowers and winemakers who insist on producing it, as they seek to elicit from it the remarkable finesse and depth it is able to generate. In its home in Burgundy, it produces a mind-boggling range of nuances, which are highly sought by wine lovers from around the world. In the broadest terms, Pinot Noir tends to be of light to medium body with an aroma reminiscent of black cherry, raspberry or currant. Traditional red Burgundy is famous for its fleshy, 'farmyard' aromas, but changing fashions and new easier-to-grow clones have favoured a lighter, fruitier style. However, an emerging style from California and New Zealand highlights a more powerful, fruit forward and darker wine that can approach syrah in depth. Pinot noir is also often used in the production of Champagne.