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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Saintsbury Carneros Pinot Noir 2003
Saintsbury Carneros Pinot Noir 2003
(search item no. 84396)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Burghound.com rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2002 Carneros Pinot Noir spent ten months in barrel; 40% of the barrels were new. The wine is concentrated and full, with classic Pinot Noir character: cherry and berry flavors dominate both nose and palate with some deeper tones contributed by our new vineyard. The balance and depth of flavor are excellent and while delicious already don't let its youthful attraction fool you - this wine will benefit from bottle aging.
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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.