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Vineyard: Lee

AppellationCarneros
VarietiesPinot Noir

Articles mentioning wines produced from this vineyard

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2006 Saintsbury Lee Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 155 cases, $45. Ira and Shirley Lee first planted their vineyard on Los Carneros Avenue in 1967. Saintsbury has been using fruit from Lee Vineyard since 1982. 100% Pommard clone. 4 days cold soak, 9 day total maceration. 11 months in 40% new French oak. · The darkest colored and darkest flavored wine in the lineup. Needs plenty of swirling now to bring forth the muted fruits and temper the astringency. Black fruits throughout and very woodsy, earthy and primal. Give this one a year or two and then get down and dirty with a big grilled steak. Reviewed August 4, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Saintsbury Lee Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

A supple mouth feel, good tannic backbone, very long finish. This will be a Oscar winner. Reviewed February 26, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Saintsbury Lee Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 2,850 cases, $45. This Carneros heritage vineyard is farmed by Ira Lee, now 85 years old. Pommard and Swan clones of Pinot Noir are included.. A beautiful wine that is just perfect. · The nose is rich with spicy cherries and vanilla and there is a magnificent complexity of flavors including cherry pie, herbs, tea, and Oriental spices. Very clean, silky in the mouth, and perfectly weighted. Superexcellent. Reviewed February 26, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »