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 2013
Zesty notes of lime, kumquats and green pineapple, with heady powdered lily aromas. On the pallet this wine is energetic from the start with tangy citrus, white peach and cloves.
Suggested Pairings: Simple braised chicken thighs with Meyer lemons and olives, whole grilled fish, and Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam or ... more
Saintsbury Carneros Pinot Noir 2013
Pretty, dense aromas of rose petal, dark cherries, cocoa, anise and cardamom. Sweet cherry and plum entry with a
zesty mid palate reminiscent of baking spices, leading into an opulent, elegant, lingering finish.
Suggested Pairings: The richness of this wine pairs well with fatty, rich meats, such as lamb, duck, ... more
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