Pinot Noir Carneros, USA


One of the USA’s best respected producers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Saintsbury has been championing an elegant, more “European” style for over twenty-five years. Dick Ward and David Graves met at oenology classes at UC Davis in 1977, and founded Saintsbury in 1981, two years before the Carneros appellation was officially recognized. Since then they have remained at the forefront of experimentation in both vineyard and cellar, with detailed investigation into (among other things) clones, irrigation and filtration helping them continually refine the style of their wines and stay at the top of the quality tree in these two varieties.

Pinot Noir Carneros, Saintsbury, California. USA

  • Red Wines
  • United States
  • California
  • Carneros
  • Saintsbury
  • 2015
  • 14%
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Cork

Tasting Notes

Pure, complex Pinot, with blackberry, spice and floral aromas. Firm in structure but with plenty of fresh fruit to balance. Very much a “vin de terroir” – highly distinctive.

Saintsbury’s Brown Ranch was planted in 1992 to the then-new Dijon clones, and from its first harvest presented a unique character. The mixture of clay loams and volcanic soils yields a richer, earthier and more black-fruited Pinot than other sites in Carneros.

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