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Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros 2003

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

The succulent 2000 Pinot Noir possesses a multidimensional, intense bouquet of jammy sweet cherry fruit intermixed with loamy soil, subtle new oak, apples skin, and spice. Fleshy and medium-bodied, with good underlying but unobtrusive acidity as well as tannin, it is a delicious Pinot for drinking over the next 4-5 years.

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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.

External Reviews for Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The succulent 2000 Pinot Noir possesses a multidimensional, intense bouquet of jammy sweet cherry fruit intermixed with loamy soil, subtle new oak, apples skin, and spice. Fleshy and medium-bodied, with good underlying but unobtrusive acidity as well as tannin, it is a delicious Pinot for drinking over the next 4-5 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Complex, concentrated black cherry and wild berry flavors are well-focused. More richness and intensity than this bottling typically shows. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Tight and firm, with intense, focused flavors. An earthy edge gives it a tougher profile. Concentrated and flavorful, but needs time. Best after 1996.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Smooth and supple, with ripe plum, tea, tar and spice notes. finishes with a clean cherry flavor. Drink now through 2002.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Crisp and spicy, with a band of cola, black cherry, spice and cedar. Shows lots of richness and depth on the finish. Best now to 2002.




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