An important part of the success of Saintsbury has been its unwavering commitment not just to demonstrating that world-class Pinot Noir could be a California mainstay, but also the founders’ commitment to the vineyards of Carneros as a source of outstanding grapes. The appellation was officially created in 1983, two years after Saintsbury’s founding. In the more than a quarter century since jumping in to wine, Dick and Dave have always believed that innovation and a critical look at the vineyard, terroir and winemaking is the best route to increasing quality. Experimentation in the vineyard and in the cellar led to the early adoption of new Pinot Noir clones, the acceptance of new and intricate irrigation regimens, and critical evaluations of the impact of filtering and must manipulation, all results of a “philosophy of investigation” that have helped make Saintsbury one of America’s foremost Pinot Noir producers.
Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay 2012
Lush nose of white nectarine, peaches, jasmine and meyerlemon. Tangy kumquat, Rampur lime, stone fruit, and
chamomile on the palate with vibrant acid and a long layered finish. Nice mineral notes. Pairings: Grilled fish, Roasted chicken or Quiche more
Saintsbury Carneros Pinot Noir 2012
A perfumed nose of rose petals, dark cherry, rhubarb and wild strawberry with white pepper and cinnamon spice
notes. Lovely fresh rose, cherry, plum, and cola on the palate with hints of five spice and cardamom. Smooth, silky tannins with a long succulent finish.
Suggested Pairings: Roasted chicken, grilled seafood ... more
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