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Date Printed: 2/11/2016
Saintsbury Brown Ranch Pinot Noir 2008
Saintsbury Brown Ranch Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 112046)
has large label rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 2/11/2016: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

To produce a single vineyard wine you should be convinced the vineyard has something unique and identifiable to offer. Brown Ranch Pinot Noir shows more rich earthiness and black fruit than the more red-fruit character of other lots in the Saintsbury cellar. A dark fruit intensity with stunning persistence is a hallmark of this wine.
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About Saintsbury:

Saintsbury specializes in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay is fermented and aged in barrels coopered in Burgundy. Three styles of Pinot Noir are produced: "Garnet" is a fresh, lively wine full of cherry and raspberry fruit; the wine simply called Carneros Pinot Noir is a more classic rendition; and the Reserve Pinot Noir is the richest and most fully flavored of the vintage.