Domaine Fernand Girard

La Garenne Sancerre Pinot Noir

8.825 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

When you think of Sancerre you would not think of Pinot Noir. You go right to their wheelhouse Sauvignon Blanc, but I picked up this Pinot Noir from the Sancerre in the Loire. I thought it would be something intriguing. This 2009 Sancerre Rouge La Garenne Domaine Girard was one I had to try. The nose is a little challenging but after vigorously swirling in the glass the aromas came forth. I get cherry, strawberry, cranberry, some cola, a bit of menthol and wet leaves. On the palate it is a bit on the lean side but I get cranberry, cherry, spice and ratty notes. There are medium low tannins, medium acidity with a long finish. Not a bad wine and I picked this up for around $24.

When you think of Sancerre you would not think of Pinot Noir. You go right to their wheelhouse Sauvignon Blanc, but I picked up this Pinot Noir from the Sancerre in the Loire. I thought it would be something intriguing. This 2009 Sancerre Rouge La Garenne Domaine Girard was one I had to try. The nose is a little challenging but after vigorously swirling in the glass the aromas came forth. I get cherry, strawberry, cranberry, some cola, a bit of menthol and wet leaves. On the palate it is a bit on the lean side but I get cranberry, cherry, spice and ratty notes. There are medium low tannins, medium acidity with a long finish. Not a bad wine and I picked this up for around $24.

Dec 21st, 2014
Andrew Schirmer

Supple & refreshing. Ripe fruit, medium acid, low tannins. Cranberry, sour cherry. Lovely bistro wine.

Supple & refreshing. Ripe fruit, medium acid, low tannins. Cranberry, sour cherry. Lovely bistro wine.

Nov 15th, 2020
Barbie Bertisch

Beautifully rich, refreshing, easy and pleasant like a summer breeze. Good enough to drink all day.

Beautifully rich, refreshing, easy and pleasant like a summer breeze. Good enough to drink all day.

Jun 16th, 2020
Gale McCommons

Easy drinker. Some tartness on the back end

Easy drinker. Some tartness on the back end

Mar 26th, 2020
Todd Rubino

Birthday 31 with Erin O'Brien

Birthday 31 with Erin O'Brien

Aug 11th, 2017
Warren Grossman

Crisp summer evening wine, enjoyable

Crisp summer evening wine, enjoyable

Jul 2nd, 2017
Galen Hasler

Light body PN with lovely fruit and complexity

Light body PN with lovely fruit and complexity

Jan 10th, 2017
Collin Moody

Austere and a bit funky.

Austere and a bit funky.

Oct 9th, 2015
Ryan Maxwell

Ryan had this 2 years ago

Ryan had this 2 years ago

Nov 13th, 2018
Aaron Weiner

Aaron had this 2 years ago

Aaron had this 2 years ago

Apr 13th, 2019