Saxon-Brown Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Hayfield Block Durell Vineyard 2006

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

Medium-deep ruby color; deep, spicy, slightly stewed cherry aromas; deep, rich, ripe dark cherry flavors; lots of cinnamon and spice notes; sweet oak and silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Rich, spicy and delicious, this is a Pinot that might just not make it to the table if you open it while youandrsquo;re cooking!

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Saxon Brown:
Thank you for choosing Saxon Brown Wines. We are a small, Sonoma Valley winery, owned and operated by my wife and I and our two boys. We source grapes from our family's century-old Casa Santinamaria Vineyard as well as from a handful of very special vineyard sites in Sonoma and Napa. Saxon Brown exists because I love making wine. I love the art of it, the science of it and, most of all, ... Read more
Thank you for choosing Saxon Brown Wines. We are a small, Sonoma Valley winery, owned and operated by my wife and I and our two boys. We source grapes from our family's century-old Casa Santinamaria Vineyard as well as from a handful of very special vineyard sites in Sonoma and Napa. Saxon Brown exists because I love making wine. I love the art of it, the science of it and, most of all, the tradition of it. I continue to be fascinated by wine's capacity for reflecting the subtlest of influences from the vineyard environment to the winemaker's touch. Our grapes are nurtured in the vineyard throughout the year and hand harvested based upon touch, smell, taste and look -- not numbers. In the cellar, we emphasize gentle handling, slow fermentations and (except in the case of our youthfully exuberant Semillon) lengthy aging to produce Zinfandel, Syrah and Pinot Noir that are unique for their elegance and longevity. We hope you enjoy our site and look forward to the chance to meet and clink glasses with you personally. Jeff Gaffner SAXON BROWN WINES Read less
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Member Reviews for Saxon-Brown Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Hayfield Block Durell Vineyard

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Snooth User: jeffmacintyre
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2.00 5
05/15/2009

Two glasses


Snooth User: jazzmanATB
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/03/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Saxon-Brown Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Hayfield Block Durell Vineyard

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Medium-deep ruby color; deep, spicy, slightly stewed cherry aromas; deep, rich, ripe dark cherry flavors; lots of cinnamon and spice notes; sweet oak and silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Rich, spicy and delicious, this is a Pinot that might just not make it to the table if you open it while youandrsquo;re cooking!


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Not much is held back in this very well-crafted and generous Pinot Noir. Its black cherry, chalk and somewhat berryish aromas are nicely concentrated, and its ripe, well-fruited flavors are carried by a supple, slightly fleshy, full-bodied texture. It is an easy to drink wine that needs no further aging to be fully enjoyed yet will not fade soon if one were to put some away for a few years of cellaring.



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