I'm curious as to why Pinot Noir, specifically, is on here. I don't mean that it doesn't belong here, I'm just curious where the Cabernet, Merlot and all the other are at. I thought that red wine in general contained anti-oxidant properties? Anyone have any more information on this?
CLR, the reason pinot noir is on the list is that it is packed with resveratrol, which is a potent antioxidant you can find in the skin of red grapes. It also protects cell membranes and may help to ward off cancer. It may even affect a genetic switch controlling how we age. Researchers from Cornell University discovered that pinot noir wines outdid cabernet and merlot in terms of resveratrol content (and New York pinots had the most resveratrol compared dto other regions of the U.S.). All the same, obviously, resveratrol content will vary depending on each individual vintage and varietal, as well as weather and other growing conditions.