Pinot Noir at its best simply defies description. Called the Heartbreak Grape by wistful, ambitious, often frustrated winemakers, it evokes seductive aromas, a tender mouthfeel, translucent color, and deep, mysterious flavors. Pinot is the fussiest of grapes, preferring cooler climates, specific soil types, and offering a myriad of clonal possibilities. As the wine maker of DRC (the most renowned Pinot Noir in the world) once said, “Pinot Noir is a sponge: it absorbs the influences of the soil, the weather, and the barrel. The fruit doesn’t get in the way of the place.” We will explore that sentiment as we draw from regions such as Burgundy, Oregon, California, Michigan, Chile, New Zealand & South Africa. Join us on our journey around the world!