Saintsbury Pinot Noir - a poignant vertical
29 Sep 2006 by Linda Murphy
Linda Murphy writes: It was with both celebration and some sadness this week that Dick Ward and David Graves poured a selection of Pinot Noirs they’ve made during 25 years together at Saintsbury, arguably the Carneros region’s finest producer.   A massive October 2005 arson fire at a warehouse south of Napa destroyed some $100 million in wine across several producers, including Saintsbury’s 3,000-case library stored there for “safekeeping.”   “We were lucky because we also had some bottles at the winery. Some of those last bottles will be drunk today,” said Ward...

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