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2008 Saintsbury Pinot Noir "Garnet"

Saintsbury 2008 Garnet Pinot Noir

Winery: Saintsbury

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Garnet"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 13,708

KWG Score: 88.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: February 25, 2011

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot opens with an aromatic raspberry bouquet with hints of strawberry and rhubarb. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and slightly acidic. The flavor profile is a smoky oak infused black raspberry with hints of black cherry and pepper. The finish is dry and its oaky moderate tannins linger and are a bit tingly. This Pinot would pair well with a juicy bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Garnet Pinot Noir is enjoyed for the right combination of freshness and extract, grace and length. 2008 is an outstanding vintage for Pinot Noir and the '08 Garnet reflects that–lush with bright, refreshing fruit and texture that mirror these flavors in a seamless, rewarding expression of young Pinot Noir. This affordable Pinot Noir is a perennial favorite during the holidays, and complements a wide variety of dishes.

Organic status: not organic

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