Pinot Noir

Taste: Cherry, cranberry, rose, often with appealing vegetal notes of beet, rhubarb or mushroom.

Style: Lighter-bodied red wine.

Description: Pinot Noir is a dry, light-bodied red that was widely planted in France. The wines typically have higher acidity and a soft, smooth, low-tannin finish.

Food Pairing: Chicken, pork, veal, duck, cured meat, French, German, cream sauces, soft cheeses, nutty medium-firm cheeses like Gruyere.