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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2010
Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 114532)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360


PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Rich garnet core with purple tinted rim. Aromas of ripe dark fruits of black cherry and black currant, followed by bright lifted aromas of raspberry. The nose is complex with spice and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, beautifully bright and lifted, with delicious ripe raspberry, strawberry and layers of darker fruits. The acidity is well balanced and leads to an inviting and structured mid palate which is weighty and mouth coating. The wonderful fine grained tannin draws the palate towards an elegant well integrated finish and great length.

Drinking beautifully from the outset, this wine can be enjoyed young or with careful cellaring, will mature into a fuller, more complex wine that can be enjoyed for the next five years.

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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.