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Awesome pinot rich and tasty Read more
Somewhat murky in the glass. Middlin' bouquet on the nose. Obvious pinot noir cherries on the palate. Fairly firm wine with nice tartness, some ... Read more
Pale garnet with a tinge of brown/orange. Strawberry nose, with a bit of oak on the palate. Very nice, long finish. Read more
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Awesome pinot rich and tasty
Somewhat murky in the glass. Middlin' bouquet on the nose. Obvious pinot noir cherries on the palate. Fairly firm wine with nice tartness, some tannin. It's an OK wine, but not one I would seek out in the marketplace to get more. For some reason, though, I have two more bottles of it. This was a fairly highly rated wine in the press. So, maybe I have to try it with another meal. Drank last night with grilled Sockeye Salmon, grilled potatoes and steamed asparagus. I would like to try my next bottle with beef. $29.99 last February.
Pale garnet with a tinge of brown/orange. Strawberry nose, with a bit of oak on the palate. Very nice, long finish.
Citrus, especially grapefruit, predominates on the nose. Also soured lemons, tangy acid. Palate laced with grapefruit, dirt, oak, slight pepper, tobacco, earthy, and blackberries. Acidic throughout. Bland and flat, uninteresting after grapefruit zing.
[Fresh: sole] blackberry, mild pepper, minimal earth.
Color-Cherry Red; Nose-Cherry Cola; Mouth-Cedar, berry, toast; finish-medium. Buy it, drink it.
One of my favorites of all time, anything that comes from the Carneros region is tops in my rankings, but when I first tried this Saintsbury it blew my socks off. It was still cheap back then (under $10 a bottle) but its impossible to get it at that price now! Ah the good ol days.
External Reviews for Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros Lee Vineyard
Charred oak flavors are dry and herbal on the finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 746 cases made. -by Wine Spectator This is from a cool part of Carneros, and from this cool vintage, acidity stars in this bone-dry wine. It's not the
Ripe and delicious in fruit this Pinot tastes like juicy raspberries cherries and persimmons drizzled with brown sugar and vanilla. A touch of heat shows on the finish. Drink now-2014 for freshness. - S.H. Wine Enthusiast.
The 2009 Pinot Noir Lee Vineyard shows gorgeous depth in its dark red fruit, tobacco, spices and cedar. This plush, generous Pinot can be enjoyed today, but it will be even better in another year or two once the flavors develop a little. I especially... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Saintsbury Pinot Noir Lee Vineyard 750ml
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.
Good full red. Raspberry, pomegranate, menthol and spicy oak on the nose. Richer, sweeter and more velvety than the Garnet, with deeper flavors of red fruits, minerals and spices. Sound ripe acidity gives this pinot a very pleasing balance. Finishes sweet and long, with lush, fine tannins.
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.
One star and a "Good Value" designation from the Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine: "Bright Bing cherry smells mixed with hints of sweet smoke show up in the lively aromas of this pert, vital bottling. Racy in feel on the palate and full of energy from front to back, this is the most likeable version of Garnet in some years, and its graceful delivery of balanced, light on its feet, keenly focused Pinot fruit will make it a favorite for light veal and game bird dishes." (02/08) Since 1983, Saintsbury has been making the Carneros "Garnet" Pinot Noir as their standard bearer for high quality, high value pinot. Saintsburgy grows all its fruit sustainably and is a member of the Napa Green Coalition. A blend of lots from the 2006 vintage were chosen for their approachability and potential for a refreshing style of wine, reflective of the unique character of Carneros climate and soils. The wine is characterized by forward, almost framboise-like raspberry and black cherry fruit and forest floor, spice and lilac aromas, a juicy middle and fine tannins. Fewer than 2,000 cases produced.
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