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2009 Saintsbury Pinot Noir Brown Ranch Carneros
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About Saintsbury

In 1977, David Graves and Richard Ward met for the first time in a oenology class at UC Davis. Both Pinot Noir lovers, they decided to start bottling their own. By 1981 they had released their first vintage, 2000 cases from purchased Carneros grapes.

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2009 Saintsbury Pinot Noir Brown Ranch Carneros

Producer: Saintsbury
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Other California
Appellation: Carneros

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Good full red.  Aromas of dark raspberry, pepper and spices.  Dense and savory on entry, then tactile and brisk in the middle, with pungent flavors of dark raspberry and brown spices.  A step up in concentration and flavor authority from this winery's other 2009 pinots.  The lively finish features dusty, fine-grained tannins and excellent length.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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