Pinot noir frustrates winemakers, but wine drinkers love it.
Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon
Special to the Jewish Week
Pinot noir can drive winemakers mad. It’s difficult to grow and vinify, temperamental in the barrel and prone to closing down in the bottle for years before becoming drinkable again. But these challenges seem to inspire, rather than inhibit, winemakers who consider crafting a pinot noir the pinnacle of their profession.