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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Garnet Monterey Pinot Noir 2010
Garnet Monterey Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 116910)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360


PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $14.49

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

Winemaker's Notes:

This Monterey Pinot Noir has aromas of blackberry cobbler, toasted hazelnuts, Chinese five spice powder, cloves and dried juniper berries. On the palate are flavors of red and black fruits and berries, followed by notes of coffee and vanilla. To us, this wine brings to mind strawberry jam and butter slathered on freshly-toasted home-made bread. The long finish is delicious and mouth-filling.
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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."