Wine Find: 2009 Saintsbury Garnet Pinot Noir

  • Wine Find: 2009 Saintsbury Garnet Pinot Noir
Wine Find: 2009 Saintsbury Garnet Pinot Noir (Courtesy of Saintsbury )
August 03, 2010|By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

Garnet is Saintsbury's lighter pinot noir, but this is no lightweight in terms of flavor appeal. It's a succulent, medium-bodied red wine with pure, vibrant pinot noir flavors, including black cherry, wild berries and earth. Garnet has consistently been a top value over the years, but the winery considers its 2009 one of its best ever. I concur.

2009 Saintsbury Garnet Pinot Noir

From: Carneros, Calif.

Price: $20

Serve with: Tuna steak, pork, veal

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