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Saint Clair Pinot Noir Marlborough Vicar's Choice 2012

Member Review by WineborkDotCom:

Classy and astonishingly well-priced Pinot Noir from New Zealand, this has instantly become one of my favorite 2 or 3 inexpensive wines. Light ruby in color, but chock full of flavorful Burgundian fruits - bing cherry, red raspberry, red currants. Subtle touches of white flowers and sweet herbs add complexity. Excellent purity. Extremely balanced, silky, and round in the mouth and lingering finish, with medium weight and rational alcohol level making it a good food wine.

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Architect Neal Charles Jones and Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, combined their extensive experience to design Saint Clair Estate's new state of the art winery. Built for production from the 2006 harvest, the new winery is capable of crushing 300 tonnes of fruit per day. It features state of the art equipment including high-tec refrigeration control and monitoring software to furth... Read more
Architect Neal Charles Jones and Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, combined their extensive experience to design Saint Clair Estate's new state of the art winery. Built for production from the 2006 harvest, the new winery is capable of crushing 300 tonnes of fruit per day. It features state of the art equipment including high-tec refrigeration control and monitoring software to further enhance the quality of Saint Clair award-winning wines. The major investment decision to develop Saint Clair's own winery facility is fueled by continued sales growth to 180,000 cases in 2005 and strong forward growth projections, particularly for the Saint Clair's award-winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. The Riverland's Estate location was chosen as an ideal position for the new winery due to its central location, proximity to Saint Clair's main vineyards, and where there are adjoining facilities for bottling, storage, dispatch, power and effluent discharge. The winery boasts a large temperature controlled barrel hall for storage of up to 650 oak barriques. This new production facility aims to be extremely functional and will continue to be developed to meet the specific needs for Saint Clair's quality wine production. Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, believes the new winery will further enhance the existing prestige quality record of the Saint Clair brand. Read less

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Vintage: 2008 07/27/2010

Classy and astonishingly well-priced Pinot Noir from New Zealand, this has instantly become one of my favorite 2 or 3 inexpensive wines. Light ruby in color, but chock full of flavorful Burgundian fruits - bing cherry, red raspberry, red currants. Subtle touches of white flowers and sweet herbs add complexity. Excellent purity. Extremely balanced, silky, and round in the mouth and lingering finish, with medium weight and rational alcohol level making it a good food wine.


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Vintage: 2009 03/22/2012

*BEST VALUE* Balanced and persistent, with earthy flavors of dark fruit and minerals.



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