Vineyard: St. Clair

VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2010 Saint Clair Family Estate Vicar’s Choice Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $14, screwcap. Imported by Winesellers LTD, Niles, IL. Owners Neal and Judy Ibbotson have a relative who was a vicar in the Anglican Church. On a visit to Saint Clair, the vicar selected his favorite barrels and the name was born. The winemaker is Matt Thomson. · Moderately light reddish color in the glass. Fresh aromas of dark red strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Fruit-driven, featuring red fruits with complimentary oak in the background. Elegantly styled and smoothly textured with mild tannins and a grapefruit-peel note on the finish. A relatively straightforward drink that offers value. Good. Reviewed October 2, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Acacia St. Clair Vineyard Napa Carneros Pinot Noir

13,8% alc., 200 cases, $75. · The best and most flamboyant nose in the lineup showing hi-tone strawberries and pleasing oak spice. The aromas are duplicated in the flavors. Light and feathery, yet showing a fair amount of tannin and ending with a tangy acidic edge. Reviewed August 4, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Acacia St. Clair Vineyard Napa Carneros Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $95. · Wondrous aromas of berry patch, bright strawberries, violets and cedar. Very expressive flavors of cherries, berries, pomegranate with a persistent tang on the clean finish. A vibrant wine that is hi-strung. Reviewed June 16, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »