Saint Clair Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand

$22.00 $17.59
Save $4.41
Item No. 111478
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP87
  • WS87
  • W&S87
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red with purple hues.

Ripe dark fruits with a raspberry leaf lift complemented by subtle spice and savoury notes.

A mouth filling medium-bodied Pinot Noir with a palate showing black currant and black cherry with hints of ripe raspberry and redcurrant. This wine has a soft, full palate, well balanced acidity and supple tannins. A well integrated mixture of new and older French oak provides rich, savoury notes on the palate with a full, persistent finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Raspberry, cherry and strawberry flavors have a nice tang to them, with peppery, spicy hints and fresh thyme details on the finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made."
87 Points

"Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, Saint Clair’s 2009 Pinot Noir has intense cranberry, raspberry and dried herb aromas with a whiff of moss covered logs. Medium to full bodied with a medium level of finely grained tannins, good concentration of juicy berry fruit and refreshing acid, the finish is long and cherry-laced. Drinking now it should keep to 2014. "
87 Points

"Sweet strawberry-rhubarb flavors round out this simple, clean pinot noir. It shows more warmth of alcohol than flavor depth, ready for a roast beef sandwich."
87 Points

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Learn About Saint Clair Map ItMap It

The Saint Clair name originates from the vineyard property, first settled by the Sinclair family. Pioneer James Sinclair built one of the first homes in Blenheim and was closely associated with the early development of the town. Over time the name of the property reverted to the original Saint Clair. Saint Clair Estate Wines is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, pioneers of...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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