2006 Saintsbury Carneros Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 24,445 cases, $35 (available at $28 some retail sources). Clones Pommard, Swan, 115, 667, 777. Multiple vineyard sources. 5 days cold soak, 15 days tank time, 9 months in 30% new French oak. · The aromatic profile is of interest, offering black cherries, oak, herbs, white pepper and a whiff of alcohol. Packing plenty of berry and cherry fruit with a little earthy bent, and a mildly dry finish, the wine seems bigger than previous recent vintages of this bottling. Reviewed August 4, 2008

Winery: Saintsbury
From article: Saintsbury 2006