OK, enough of the back story and on to the review! This pinot noir was not only a treat for Meg’s parents, it was truely a treat for us as well. It had a beautiful light garnet color and had aromas of cherry, minerals and a slight smokeyness. This pinot noir is a medium bodied wine that fits the typical French style of wine making. It has the taste and feel of an excelent French burgundy even though it is a California wine. It is very silky in the mouth with tastes of berry, herbs and leather. It has a long, smooth finish and makes you long for your next sip. This was an excellent wine and could be aged for up to another 10 years. It went wonderfuly with our mango shrimp dish and would also go nicely with other seafood or chicken dishes. This particular bottle cost me $65 and was well worth it. There are several other Saintsbury pinot noirs out there that aren’t as expensive. They come from different vineyards and regions. All of the Saintbury wines I have had have been very good, but this 04 Lee’s Vineyard was excellent!