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."
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This is a Pinot with power, but also with finesse. Aromas include ripe blackberries, cherry preserves, vanilla toffee and toasted French oak. I love the velvety richness of the attack. The flavors of
dark red fruits and exotic spices just make this a juicy, delicious mouthful of wine. more
Garnet Vineyards Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010 has appealing aromas of ripe pear, lemon zest and honeysuckle, with bright Meyer lemon and fresh peach flavors. It's a Chardonnay with wonderful roundness, focused fruit and bright acidity. A touch of French oak gives creaminess and adds length to the... more
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This is a Pinot with power, but also with finesse. Aromas include ripe blackberries, cherry preserves, vanilla toffee and toasted French oak. You'll love the velvety richness of the attack. The flavors of dark red fruits and exotic spices just make this a juicy, delicious mouthful of wine. more
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... more
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. more