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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Saint Clair Pinot Noir 2008
Saint Clair Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 100157)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $17.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright ruby in color. Lifted notes of raspberry, blackberries and cherries are complemented by subtle savoury notes. A luscious medium-bodied Pinot Noir with a palate showing blackberry and boysenberry with hints of raspberry and redcurrant. This wine has a soft, full palate, well-balanced acidity and supple tannins. A mixture of new and seasoned French oak provide rich, savory notes on the palate with a full, lingering finish.

Perfect for drinking immediately this wine will mature into a fuller, more complex wine with careful cellaring for up to five years from vintage date.

Best matched with barbecued lamb, strongly flavoured fish or authentic Italian pasta with meat sauces.

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About Saint Clair:

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 viticulture in Marlborough since 1978. Grapes were originally supplied to local wine companies; however, a desire to extend the quality achieved in the vineyard through to the finished wine led to the establishment of Saint Clair Estate Wines.

Saint Clair Estate Wine's success is founded on the 27 years of extensive pioneering viticulture, ongoing as a critical part of the highest quality winemaking practices. Neal and Judy's passion for their Marlborough vineyards and award-winning range of wines is continuing to build their growing reputation in New Zealand and in the 35 markets around the world to which they export.

The company's mission is to create world-class wines that exceed their customers' every expectation. To achieve this, Neal Ibbotson's viticultural expertise and Marlborough's unique climate and soils are combined with the proven experience of one of New Zealand's leading winemaking teams, led by Saint Clair's chief winemaker, Matt Thomson.