Saintsbury Garnet. Carneros California and Oregon Pinot Noir Wines 2009

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Wine Tasting Notes The Garnet Pinot Noir is enjoyed for the right combination of freshness and extract, grace and len...

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A beautiful garnet red color (kind of just like the name, HA!). The nose is very oaky, reminiscent of sawdust with slight tobacco notes, smoke, and... Read more

For years Saintsbury has been blending their lighter styled, more perfumed lots to create “Garnet” named for the precious stone. It is created to b... Read more

Garnet long has been one of Californiarsquo;s greatest entry-level Pinot Noirs, and it still is. Maybe the best. The rsquo;09 reflects the balanced... Read more

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Snooth User: la dut
670405189
3.00 5
07/24/2011

A beautiful garnet red color (kind of just like the name, HA!). The nose is very oaky, reminiscent of sawdust with slight tobacco notes, smoke, and hints of grilled red meat. Dusty with plum, raspberry, and sweet cherry. Initially smooth and medium-full bodied, the wine transitions toward more aggressive tannins, with a feel like suede on the tongue. Sweet cherries and raspberry present initially, and licorice and Asian herbs and spices introduce themselves on the mid-palate. The finish is grippy with lingering cigar, oak, and red fruits. This wine was typically American in style: Very oak driven and powerful. Complex enough, but slightly out of balance, and very young.


External Reviews for Saintsbury Garnet. Carneros California and Oregon Pinot Noir Wines

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
12/05/2010

For years Saintsbury has been blending their lighter styled, more perfumed lots to create “Garnet” named for the precious stone. It is created to be a bright, red fruit filled easy drinking Pinot Noir. Drink now or hold 2-5 years. Aged for 8 months in French oak - 20% of which was new.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Garnet long has been one of Californiarsquo;s greatest entry-level Pinot Noirs, and it still is. Maybe the best. The rsquo;09 reflects the balanced vintage. Itrsquo;s a dry, silky, light-bodied wine, with pretty raspberry and cola flavors.


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
02/07/2013

Aromas of black cherry, black tea, forest floor; loamy, full mouthfeel.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Fresh, vibrant and snappy, offering crisp dark berry fruit, with spice, mineral and cedar flavors. Full-bodied and persistent. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
04/13/2011

Winery Tasting Notes - Garnet is produced from Pinot Noir grown in the Carneros district. Our aim in creating each vintage of Garnet is to produce a refreshing, early-drinking style of Pinot, one that is full of cherry/raspberry varietal fruit, enriched and developed by aging in French oak barrels. The Garnet Pinot Noir is enjoyed for the right combination of freshness and extract, grace and length. 2009 is an outstanding vintage for Pinot Noir and the 09 Garnet reflects that lush with bright, refreshing fruit and texture that mirror these flavors in a seamless, rewarding expression of young Pinot Noir. This affordable Pinot Noir is a perennial favorite during the holidays, and complements a wide variety of dishes.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

The two Pinot Noirs include the screw cap-finished 2009 Garnet. This is a delightful, fruit-driven, lighter style of Pinot with plenty of cherries and spice as well as a hint of herbs. Simple, medium-bodied, but very satisfying, it should be drunk over the next several years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A smooth, elegant, refined style, with ripe cherry, mushroom, earth and anise flavors that pick up a floral note. Drink now through 2004.


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Ratings & Tags for Saintsbury Garnet. Carneros California and Oregon Pinot Noir Wines

345705 Snooth User: sharirl
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4.50 5
06/23/2011

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3.00 5
07/06/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes The Garnet Pinot Noir is enjoyed for the right combination of freshness and extract, grace and length. Lush with bright, refreshing fruit and texture that mirror these flavors in a seamless, rewarding expression of young Pinot Noir. This affordable Pinot Noir is a perennial favorite during the holidays, and complements a wide variety of dishes.

Wine Tasting Notes The Garnet Pinot Noir is enjoyed for the right combination of freshness and extract, grace and length. Lush with bright, refreshing fruit and texture that mirror these flavors in a seamless, rewarding expression of young Pinot Noir. This affordable Pinot Noir is a perennial favorite during the holidays, and complements a wide variety of dishes.

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