Red

2008 Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa / Sonoma
  • > Carneros
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • GregGH wrote: (83 points)

    December 11, 2013 - last of bottles in cellar -- noticed previous comment on too sweet ...this was not ... but awkward ... unimpressed

  • jviz Likes this wine: (88 points)

    August 29, 2013 - A pretty interesting pinot -- quite different than several other nearby producers I've tried. Cool inviting nose, not much woody scent that I associate with Carneros. It has lots of cranberry on the palate but is quite muted. Agree with the musty comments, but this is a well made wine overall.

  • slumlordess Likes this wine:

    August 15, 2013 - The wine looks garnet colored. It smells like red berries and some mustiness. It has a pretty hardy musty taste ... there is some fruit but not sweet... more fragrant. Some bcurrant (cassis). Drinking well now. Don't hold for much longer.

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  • belfast taxman wrote: (88 points)

    August 12, 2013 - Soft fruited (but not sweet) with some pleasing chewiness in the mouth - unlikely to get better but should drink well for a few years yet.

  • davidpsd45 wrote: (86 points)

    April 27, 2013 - Dusty entry, muted Pinot bouquet. Plenty of tannic grip in the mouth, still going strong 5 hours after opening. Brown-black notes to nose and flavour: *pain grillé*, asphalt, black plums. Seemed angry - cross to have been woken too soon from its bottled sleep?

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Saintsbury
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa / Sonoma
  • Appellation Carneros
  • UPC Code 732458950773

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 151 (47%)
  • Consumed 169 (53%)

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Who Likes This Wine

82% Like It  11 votes