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Garnet Saintsbury Pinot Noir Monterey County 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

2012 was a banner year for Pinot Noir. The growing season was warm and measured, with no rain events to hamper perfect ripening. This is a Pinot with elegance and extract, but also with a lush body and silky texture. Aromas include ripe blackberries, cherry preserves, vanilla hazelnuts and toasted French oak. I love the velvety richness of the attack. The flavors of dark red fruits and exotic spices just make this a juicy, delicious mouthful of wine. Barrel aged 11 months in French oak (60% new). Alcohol 14.2%.

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Saintsbury:
First published in 1920, George Saintsbury’s “Notes on a Cellar-Book” has inspired many to experiment widely and to form opinions unaffected by the fashion of the day. Included in those ranks are Mr. Ward and Mr. Graves, who named their winery in honor of Professor Saintsbury.

2012 was a banner year for Pinot Noir. The growing season was warm and measured, with no rain events to hamper perfect ripening. This is a Pinot with elegance and extract, but also with a lush body and silky texture. Aromas include ripe blackberries, cherry preserves, vanilla hazelnuts and toasted French oak. I love the velvety richness of the attack. The flavors of dark red fruits and exotic spices just make this a juicy, delicious mouthful of wine. Barrel aged 11 months in French oak (60% new). Alcohol 14.2%.

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