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 Vintage1998 Label 1 of 12 
TypeRed
ProducerSaintsbury (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa / Sonoma
AppellationCarneros
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Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2000 and 2003 (based on 1 user opinion)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 75.5 pts. and median of 75 pts. in 4 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by sadashek on 11/25/2007: Past it's prime enough to discard. Too bad. . . . (1478 views)
 Tasted by Paul D on 8/3/2004 & rated 86 points: Medium garnet core with medium brick red rim. Medium + intense nose with red fruit, vanilla forest floor and a whiff of farmyard. On the palate, medium/medium + acidity, medium intense red cherry fruit with sous bois and savoury notes on a good length finish. Good, niecly balanced wine, drinking well now. (2045 views)
 Tasted by chbeaumont on 8/19/2001: Pale; high toned, strawberried; dry, lightweight, pinched, ordinairy 10 (1478 views)

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Saintsbury

Producer website

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Carneros

Straddles the southern ends of Napa & Sonoma Counties.

 
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