Aromas of cardamom, forest floor and a touch of oaklead to flavors of red fruits, plum, and hints of dried rose. Beautiful acidity and a luscious mouthfeel coupled with a lingering dark fruit finish.
By committing to pursuing high quality California Pinot Noir back in the late 1970’s, Saintsbury founders Dick Ward and David Graves put themselves in the forefront of a movement that would eventually catapult California wines, Carneros Pinot Noir and Saintsbury onto the world wine stage. According to the Wine Spectator’s Matt Kramer, Saintsbury not only “single-handedly demolished the old assertion that California cannot create Pinot Noirs of a Burgundian standard of delicacy and finesse,” but also “no winery has been more methodical in its investigation and pursuit of newly available Pinot Noir clones than Saintsbury.” The stellar range of Saintsbury Pinot Noirs and unfiltered Chardonnays has never performed better than today. Hats off to Dick and Dave who continue to lead the way with innovation and inspiration.
|Toyon Farm lies east of the Brown Ranch vineyard, and adjacent to Hyde Vineyard. The vines are planted to soils of volcanic origin intermixed with marine sedimentary clay loams.