Pinot Noir Price Guide (Price Range, Best Wines to Buy in 2024)

by Hunter Robillard

Wondering if a bottle of Pinot Noir wine will dig a hole in your wallet?

This “seductress of all wines” comes in a wide range of prices - and can be spotted as often on supermarket shelves as in world-famous auctions! 

You’ll come across Pinot Noir bottles priced as low as $3 to as high as $100,000 and more. Let’s take a closer look at the Pinot Noir price ranges (and expensive, mid-range, great value wines). We’ll also look at the best bottles to buy in 2024, and why some fine bottles can be so expensive.

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Pinot Noir Price Range and Wines in Each Range

Like the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, Pinot Noir grapes are grown in almost every major wine region in the world and can be used to make both red wine and white wine.

While most regions offer affordable Pinot Noir wines under $50, the finest and most expensive wines come from France.

To get a good idea of the price range, let’s take a look at these expensive, mid-range, and great value wines.

A. Most Expensive Pinot Noir


B. Mid-Range Pinot Noir


C. Best-Value Pinot Noir


If you’re looking for specific wine recommendations, here are the best bottles to buy in 2024.

8 Best Pinot Noir Wines in 2024 (A Mix of Expensive, Mid-Range, and Best-Value Bottles)

Here are some of the best Pinot Noir wines to buy now:

  1. 2015 Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru ($136,296)
  2. 2016 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru ($ 24,632)
  3. 2007 Marcassin ‘Marcassin Vineyard’ Pinot Noir ($607)
  4. 2015 Goldeneye Ten Degrees Pinot Noir ($134)
  5. 2017 Domaine Serene ‘Coeur Blanc’ ($145)
  6. 2013 Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir ($61)
  7. 2019 Melville Estate Small Lot Collection Sandy’s Pinot Noir ($51)
  8. 2015 Sojourn Cellars Walala Vineyard Pinot Noir ($46)

1. 2015 Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France ($136,926)


The Domaine Leroy Pinot Noir wine has a bouquet of black raspberry, ripe cherry, and spice with subtle floral notes. The palate has silky tannin and a long finish.

2. 2016 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France ($24,632)


The 2016 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti wine is full-bodied with vibrant acidity. It displays raspberry flavor and spice aromas with red fruit hints of cherry and strawberry. 

3. 2007 Marcassin ‘Marcassin Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, USA ($607)


This full-bodied California Pinot Noir wine has a spice, black cherry, blueberry, and floral nose. It displays a rich and balanced finish with fresh acidity on the palate.

4. 2015 Goldeneye Ten Degrees Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, USA ($134)


This Pinot Noir wine has spice aromas with subtle savory herbs and cherry fruit notes. It presents truffles and earth flavors with a silky mouthfeel.

5. 2017 Domaine Serene ‘Coeur Blanc’, Willamette Valley, USA ($145)


The 2017 Domaine Serene is an irresistible Oregon Pinot Noir white wine. The Pinot Noir grapes are fermented without skins in French oak barrels. 

It showcases notes of toasty oak, dark fruit, and floral aroma with a long finish. 

6. 2013 Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand ($61)


The 2013 Kupe Pinot Noir displays complex fruit notes of red cherry, raspberry, blueberry, and plum. It presents bright acidity and a plush tannin texture with a persistent finish on the palate.

7. 2019 Melville Estate Small Lot Collection Sandy’s Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, USA ($51)


This brilliant red wine has a complex aroma of rhubarb, pepper, basil, and red fruit flavor. It is medium-bodied with elegant acidity and ripe tannin.

8. 2015 Sojourn Cellars Walala Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, USA ($46)


The 2015 Sojourn Cellars vintage displays a bouquet of dark cherry, cherry cola, strawberry, toasty oak, and baking spice. On the palate, it has bright acidity and a memorable finish.

Why are some bottles so expensive?

Why Are Some Pinot Noir Wines So Expensive?

Here are the various factors that influence the price of a bottle of Pinot Noir:

A. Terroir


The terroir in which the grape is grown greatly impacts the wine’s quality which, in turn, affects its price. For example, French Pinot Noir has apparent earthy and floral notes, while California Pinot Noir has more rich fruit flavors.

Pinot Noir finds its best expression in the Champagne and Burgundy regions of France, followed by certain wine regions in the US, including Willamette Valley in Oregon and Russian River Valley in Sonoma County.

Burgundy Pinot Noir wine bottles are one of the most expensive and age-worthy Pinot Noir wines - thanks to the region’s superior terroir. 

B. Viticulture


Pinot Noir is a difficult grape to grow because it is extremely sensitive to frost, harsh winds, nutrient availability, and vine diseases.

A winemaker must also ensure that vines are regularly pruned and fruit yields are limited to produce high-quality wine.

So, maintaining a vineyard of Pinot Noir wine grapes is extremely challenging and costly due to the extensive manual labor and equipment required. Some challenging vintages also drive up the labor costs.

The cost of production also increases with the size of the vineyard. 

C. Brand Image of the Winemaker and “Perceived Value” of the Wine


Since Pinot Noir is a fragile grape to handle, the price of the wine can depend on the winemaker, winemaking skill and techniques, their track record, and production quantities.Additionally, a winery that grows its Pinot Noir wine grapes instead of externally sourcing them may also price its wines higher due to the added cost of labor.

This is why a bottle of Domaine Leroy or a Domaine de la Romanee-Conti commands astronomical prices and wine collectors still queue up to buy them.

D. Ageability


The finest Pinot Noir wines can easily age for 15-20 years and will be higher-priced.

Also, Pinot Noir aged in French oak barrels is more expensive because of the added cost of French oak barrels and the refined flavor.

Add a Fine Pinot Noir Bottle to Your Collection!

Whether it’s a budget wine or a fine bottle fit for auction, Pinot Noir will not disappoint! It sure will be the perfect addition to your wine collection.

What’s the best way to buy one?


Check out the Vinovest website to find out how to add an exquisite bottle of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, or any other fine wine to your collection.

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