Saintsbury Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006

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Saintsbury Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006

SKU 2081


Here, with the second vintage of Cerise Pinot Noir in 2006, we see once again, the heady perfume of sour-cherry spiciness mixed with an under-current of herbal intrigue. The sunny but cool and breezy days of this northern coastal valley offer great acidity with a fine backbone of ripe tannins that together provide a structural core balancing the concentrated black cherry mid-palate. A delicious and definite keeper!
Category Red Wine
Region California, North Coast, Anderson Valley
Brand Saintsbury
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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BurghoundHere the nose is a step up in aromatic elegance with an ever so slightly riper array of cherry, raspberry and red pinot fruit that also carries very subtle spice notes that are reflected on the naturally sweet, intense, pure and balanced middle weight flavors that possess a dusty mouth feel and a bit better overall balance on the punchy and mouth coating finish. This is a pretty effort that should age reasonably well over the mid-term. It's certainly worth a look.

Allen Meadows
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Wine SpectatorLoamy and earthy, with savory dried berry, sage and nutmeg flavors that give this a woody profile. Drink now through 2010. 774 cases made.

James Laube, 2008