Saintsbury

Carneros Pinot Noir

8.972 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Erin Crain

Spicy red fruit and black fruits. Hints of old world but not too much. #pinotnoir

Spicy red fruit and black fruits. Hints of old world but not too much. #pinotnoir

1 person found it helpfulAug 16th, 2014
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.1

Super hot. Fading and out of balance. Big body. #saintsbury #carneros #california #napavalley #pinotnoir #ctbucklinwine

Super hot. Fading and out of balance. Big body. #saintsbury #carneros #california #napavalley #pinotnoir #ctbucklinwine

Jun 18th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Vivid ruby red, with a bouquet of dark red fruit and spicy aromas. On the palate ripe fruit flavors of cherries, plum and dried red berries, slight earthy and mineral taste. Aged for 8 months on French oak (15% new), the tannins are silky smooth, savory and tangy. The finish has nice length, rich and full-bodied, grab a bottle and enjoy!

Vivid ruby red, with a bouquet of dark red fruit and spicy aromas. On the palate ripe fruit flavors of cherries, plum and dried red berries, slight earthy and mineral taste. Aged for 8 months on French oak (15% new), the tannins are silky smooth, savory and tangy. The finish has nice length, rich and full-bodied, grab a bottle and enjoy!

May 13th, 2016
Erica Khan

At home bottle - from auction. Decent.

At home bottle - from auction. Decent.

Mar 27th, 2017
Kate Dittloff

Really enjoy this Pinot, smooth but deep but not overly deep. Tiny taste of earthiness but overall super enjoyable.

Really enjoy this Pinot, smooth but deep but not overly deep. Tiny taste of earthiness but overall super enjoyable.

May 30th, 2016
Ryan Humenick

Very acidic, likely needs a few years to age. It tasted much better a few days after opening.

Very acidic, likely needs a few years to age. It tasted much better a few days after opening.

Feb 1st, 2016
Al Barnes

Excellent paired with Duck Breast with Raspberry Sauce. Nice acidity to cleanse the palate. Afterward, the red fruit flavor (red berries, sour cherries) was evident in the back of the mouth, with a clean finish.

Excellent paired with Duck Breast with Raspberry Sauce. Nice acidity to cleanse the palate. Afterward, the red fruit flavor (red berries, sour cherries) was evident in the back of the mouth, with a clean finish.

Jan 25th, 2016
Anthony Porter

Light but complex. Very drinkable

Light but complex. Very drinkable

Jan 11th, 2016
Marit Wangstad

One of my favorite Pinot noirs! Lucious layers of strawberry, cherry, chocolate, cedar, and tobacco on the palette. I enjoy this on its own, or with BBQ, lamb, or pork. #pinotenvy #winelife #napavalley

One of my favorite Pinot noirs! Lucious layers of strawberry, cherry, chocolate, cedar, and tobacco on the palette. I enjoy this on its own, or with BBQ, lamb, or pork. #pinotenvy #winelife #napavalley

Dec 28th, 2015
Logan Allin

Meaty/chewy, great Carneros Pinot and terrific value for $. Special as we got married on the property where the grapes come from!

Meaty/chewy, great Carneros Pinot and terrific value for $. Special as we got married on the property where the grapes come from!

Nov 28th, 2015