Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros Garnet 2010

Avg Price: $22.99
3.3410909090909 5 0.5
Add
30 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Winemaker's Notes:

Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points by Wine Enthusiast: Garnet long has been one of California’s greatest ...

Read more...
  • There are currently no submitted critic scores.
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
The Wine Shop at Short Hills
Short Hills, NJ (2,500 mi)
USD 24.99
750ml
Buy Now
Dubs's Liquors and Fine Wines
Mansfield, MA (2,600 mi)
USD 19.99
750ml
Buy Now
See 2 more prices »

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

Light--> medium-bodied pinot noir. Crisp with just the right amount of fruit and thoroughly enjoyable on its own. Read more

Family...Copeland family starter!!! 3-27 Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros Garnet

Add your review
Snooth User: la dut
670405189
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 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.


Snooth User: twalsh
13217310
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/05/2009

Light--> medium-bodied pinot noir. Crisp with just the right amount of fruit and thoroughly enjoyable on its own.


Snooth User: TOTJr
81883735
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/27/2011

Family...Copeland family starter!!! 3-27


Snooth User: wumanjoo
324257
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/06/2007

The Saintsbury Garnet Pinot is not as complex as the more expensive Carneros Pinot Noirs, but it's excellent in its price range. At $15, this is my favorite budget-friendly pinot.


External Reviews for Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros Garnet

External Review
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 02/07/2013

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


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

From Carneros, a region shrouded in a cloak of cool fog, comes an affordable Pinot Noir that would make even the French envious. It offers a lot of bang for the buck. Bright, lively cherry and strawberry flavors are infused into this velvety and extracted Burgundian-like Pinot Noir that finishes silky-smooth. It's as cool as the other side of the pillow.


1 2 3

Ratings & Tags for Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros Garnet

345705 Snooth User: sharirl
rated this wine
4.50 5
2009 06/23/2011

rated this wine
3.00 5
2009 07/06/2011

rated this wine
4.00 5
2005 05/04/2008

rated this wine
2.50 5
2004 09/27/2007

rated this wine
3.50 5
2002 02/22/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points by Wine Enthusiast: Garnet long has been one of California’s greatest entry-level Pinot Noirs, and it still is. Maybe the best. The ’09 reflects the balanced vintage. It’s a dry, silky, light-bodied wine, with pretty raspberry and cola flavors.

Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points by Wine Enthusiast: Garnet long has been one of California’s greatest entry-level Pinot Noirs, and it still is. Maybe the best. The ’09 reflects the balanced vintage. It’s a dry, silky, light-bodied wine, with pretty raspberry and cola flavors.

Photos for All Vintages

+ Add Image

1 2 3 4 5  ...  12


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Pinot Noir Top Lists








Snooth Media Network