2004 Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros
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15% Stanly Ranch, 12% Lee Vineyards, 12% Rodgers Creek, 10% Toyon Farm, 9% Saintsbury Home, 5% RMS, 4% Huichika Creek, 3% Sangiacomo and 30% misc.
To achieve a style of wine we believe delivers varietal and regional integrity we undertake a careful, methodical exercise in blending. In late winter, after all our lots have completed malolactic fermentation and have been resting in small French oak barrels, we begin the search for our "Carneros" bottling. In tasting through all our barreled Pinot Noir, we are above all looking for those lots that show the right balance of tannin and acid, coupled with fruit flavors that while rich, dark-red and complex, are not overblown. Our Carneros bottling delivers distinctive Pinot Noir character of black/sour cherry and spice in a vibrant and elegant wine.