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Date Printed: 4/28/2015
Garnet Monterey Pinot Noir 2009
Garnet Monterey Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 115251)
screw cap wine

PRICE ON 4/28/2015: $14.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2012 Wilfred Wong of rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Garnet Monterey Pinot Noir has aromas of ripe strawberry and red cherry are followed by plump, generous fruit flavors that are pure, complex, focused and balanced. Gains depth and complexity in a long, resonating finish.
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About Garnet:

Garnet has long set the standard for style and value in "New World" Pinot Noir. The debut 1983 vintage was an immediate hit with Pinot Noir drinkers (a fairly small group at the time) looking for a wine with the right combination of freshness and extract, grace and length. With a tip of the hat to the Côte De Beaune, Garnet is a distinctly California wine, with silky texture and pure, vibrant flavors.

Garnet Vineyards Alison Crowe is a UC Davis enology graduate who grew up on the Santa Barbara Coast. She spent her first harvest at Chalone Vineyard where she discovered and developed a passion for Pinot Noir. Following stints at Byington and Bonny Doon, Alison worked alongside Michel Rolland at Bodegas Salentein in Argentina. At Garnet Vineyards, Alison puts this significant experience to work with a minimalist winemaking philosophy. "Give your wine a gentle nudge only when necessary. Sometimes all you need to do is get out of the way."