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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Saintsbury Stanly Ranch Carneros Pinot Noir 2008
Saintsbury Stanly Ranch Carneros Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 111238)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 PinotReport rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Burghound.com rating: 90 points
2006 Burghound.com rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Saintsbury Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir displays a smoky plum nose with notes of dried herbs and a plump mid-palate of morello cherries (or dark cherries) and blackberries. It possesses a long, rich finish with good acid structure and fine tannins. While built for the long term its richness makes it an "I'll have another bottle" kind of Pinot!
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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.