Saintsbury Pinot Noir 2009, Carneros

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
California, Usa

$34.95 (359265)

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August 17, 2013

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A fullish, rich, intense west coast style pinot from Saintsbury, complete with creamy blueberry-raspberry flavours...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a fairly deeply coloured, smooth and generous pinot centred on ripe black cherry fruit, nicely framed by oak...

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Community Reviews (1)

Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

I've been a fan of this wine since I first encountered the 1985 vintage. Apparently I'm not alone in my admiration, as Jancis Robinson chose Saintsbury P.N. to illustrate the aging qualities of California P.N. in her 1989 book, Vintage Timecharts. It appears sporadically at the LCBO, and I usually pick up a bottle or two when a new vintage appears, though the price is now getting well outside my comfort level. The 2009 edition is true to form, warm and inviting, with lush fruit, a touch of smoke, and spice from the French oak. That said, the value equation is becoming questionable.

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