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Wine Tasting Notes The Garnet Pinot Noir is enjoyed for the right combination of freshness and extract, grace and len...Read more...
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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
A smooth, elegant, refined style, with ripe cherry, mushroom, earth and anise flavors that pick up a floral note. Drink now through 2004. Read more
Aromas of black cherry, black tea, forest floor; loamy, full mouthfeel. Read more
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Food Pairings for Saintsbury Garnet. Carneros California and Oregon Pinot Noir Wines
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
A smooth, elegant, refined style, with ripe cherry, mushroom, earth and anise flavors that pick up a floral note. Drink now through 2004.
Aromas of black cherry, black tea, forest floor; loamy, full mouthfeel.
Bright red. Fruit-riven aromas of cherry, raspberry and orange peel. Tangy flavors of spicy red fruits. Finishes brisk and persistent, with easy tannins and a note of strawberry.
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.
Fresh, vibrant and snappy, offering crisp dark berry fruit, with spice, mineral and cedar flavors. Full-bodied and persistent. Drink now through 2015.
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.
Lots of ripe, rich, jammy blackberry and black cherry fruit that is supple and well-centered, offering depth and concentration, with surprisingly firm tannins (for Garnet). A winner. Drink now through 2005.
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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