Aromas of forest floor, dark cherry, plum and mahogany. Delicate entry with broad mouthfeel. Smooth and enticing mid palate, with a lingering finish.
It's in Saintsbury's Carneros bottling of Pinot Noir where experience, house style and the essence of the appellation show most clearly. Restraint and balance are critical to making high-caliber Pinot Noir that maintains the character of place,
rather than simply the hand of the producer.
"This is Saintsbury's basic Pinot Noir and its least expensive, but it’s actually their most easily drinkable. It's a joy to experience with loads of raspberries and cherries, hints of mushrooms and cola, crisp acidity, and enriched with a touch of sweet, smoky oak. The alcohol is nice and moderate. Editors' Choice."