Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Marlborough    New Zealand   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2008
Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 116635)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $17.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A medium-bodied Pinot Noir with a round, soft, full palate, well-balanced acidity, supple tannins and flavors that linger. Cherry and raspberry dominate the palate and are supported by hints of redcurrant. Rich savory notes on the palate with a full, lingering finish.

An ideal wine with red meat, pasta or fish.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Saint Clair:

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.