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Saintsbury Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch 2015

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Good full medium red. Muted cherry and chocolate nose begins with a low-toned caramel quality but shows smoky minerality and a cola spiciness as the wine opens in the glass. Nicely dense sweet and fine-grained with a slightly diffuse character to the cherry and dusty herb flavors. More substantial than the basic Carneros bottling (it s a full degree higher in alcohol at 14.5%) with a richer finish. But hasn t quite the complexity or energy for 90 points. Stephen Tanzers IWC.

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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 Stanly Ranch

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Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Good full medium red. Muted cherry and chocolate nose begins with a low-toned caramel quality but shows smoky minerality and a cola spiciness as the wine opens in the glass. Nicely dense sweet and fine-grained with a slightly diffuse character to the cherry and dusty herb flavors. More substantial than the basic Carneros bottling (it s a full degree higher in alcohol at 14.5%) with a richer finish. But hasn t quite the complexity or energy for 90 points. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

There is just enough wood to notice on the deeply pitched nose of spiced plum cassis and dried flowers. The plush opulent and seductively textured medium weight flavors possess acceptable depth but very good length. Burghound.


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Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Soft and sweetly fruity at this time offering ripe candied raspberry cherry and red currant flavors. It


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Vintage: 2010 03/21/2014

Soft and sweetly fruity at this time offering ripe candied raspberry cherry and red currant flavors. It's a little direct and brown sugary but shows enough stuffing that it could develop earthy mushroomy complexities in 5-6 years. - S.H. Wine Enthusiast.


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Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

This sleek focused Pinot is well-built with complex notes of tangy berry mineral cedar and fresh earth. Most interesting on the finish. Drink now through 2018.-JL Wine Spectator.


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Vintage: 2009 06/16/2012

This sleek, focused Pinot is well-built, with complex notes of tangy berry, mineral, cedar and fresh earth. Most interesting on the finish. Drink now through 2018.-JL Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Saintsbury Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 03/27/2013

The 2009 Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch is made in a more linear, focused style, with less overt fruit and greater emphasis on structure. Dark red fruit, flowers, mint and minerals are some of the notes that flow from this energetic Pinot. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2017.


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