Comparw and Contrast Pinot Noir Clones

Have you ever picked up a bottle of Pinot noir and wondered what “Dijon clone” and “777” meant?  Check out the below video to get a fun introduction about  what grape clones are, where Pinot noir is grown, what Dijon clones are, and then learn by comparing and contrasting some of the more popular clones found in California and Oregon. The end of the video includes a fun experiment to challenge your taste buds! Watch the video to compare and contrast Pinot noir clones.


For best viewing,  select “Full Screen” after the video loads otherwise it will be hard to read!! Then, click the forward buttons to move through the video.

Update as of June 18, 2012…and if you are looking for the perfect opportunity to compare and contrast pinot noir clones, check out Willamette Valley’s Pinot noir Clonal Wine Tasting Kit! This would make a fun experiment.

~Pamela Heiligenthal