Saintsbury

Garnet Pinot Noir

8.816 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.0

Fun one to dig out of the cellar, pretty and feminine Pinot, evidence against the bullshit argument that Carneros is too hot for Pinot, anyone who has farmed in Carneros or walked across the Golden Gate Bridge (same weather current) knows how cold and windy it is there. This 2008 is light bodied with nice charm and perfume.

Fun one to dig out of the cellar, pretty and feminine Pinot, evidence against the bullshit argument that Carneros is too hot for Pinot, anyone who has farmed in Carneros or walked across the Golden Gate Bridge (same weather current) knows how cold and windy it is there. This 2008 is light bodied with nice charm and perfume.

2 people found it helpfulOct 13th, 2014
Rob Krapf

Strawberries, bosky, a bit of licorice. Still holds up as an elegant pinot.

Strawberries, bosky, a bit of licorice. Still holds up as an elegant pinot.

May 18th, 2018
Megan Schofield

Might have been good once upon a time but the brettanomyces in this wine didn't give it a chance. Poopy barnyard with no fruit left.

Might have been good once upon a time but the brettanomyces in this wine didn't give it a chance. Poopy barnyard with no fruit left.

Apr 9th, 2015
Wayne Goo

Musty at first, but opened up nicely

Musty at first, but opened up nicely

Jul 12th, 2014
Wai Min Higa

It is Pinot Noir but have strong flavor.

It is Pinot Noir but have strong flavor.

Apr 6th, 2013
Rob Brobst III

Rob had this 3 months ago

Rob had this 3 months ago

Aug 3rd, 2020
Henrik Poulsen

Henrik had this 2 years ago

Henrik had this 2 years ago

Jun 3rd, 2018
Helena

Helena had this 3 years ago

Helena had this 3 years ago

May 6th, 2017
Terri Dwyer

Terri had this 5 years ago

Terri had this 5 years ago

Nov 28th, 2015
Jordan Johnson

Jordan had this 5 years ago

Jordan had this 5 years ago

Oct 18th, 2015