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SAINTSBURY Pinot Noir  Carneros 2016  

Retail Price: $36

Value Rating: 3.8

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: June 3, 2019
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DDWA Score: 90.5

Great Value


A Carneros “classic,” Saintsbury Winery continues to make top-notch Pinot Noirs that marry California fruit and savory earth and spice flavors. The 2016 Saintsbury Carneros Pinot Noir smells and tastes of ripe cranberries, tangy red plums, strawberry, sassafras, briar patch and dark earth. Fine tannins coat the mouth. Just when you think it’s too drying and earthy, the tasty red fruits come on back. The term “Burgundian” is used too often to describe California Pinot Noir. It certainly applies with this wine! Very good now, will get even better through 2022 at least.

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