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ABOUT THIS WINE
In the Sta. Rita Hills, it all began with Sanford. Since 1971, Sanford has been the Pinot Noir pioneer in Santa Barbara County. Home to the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the county, Sanford and its iconic vineyards has set the standard for the region for more than 40 years. The estate today is comprised of two Ranches and vineyards of the same names; Sanford & Benedict and La Rinconada, which sit at the very heart of the Sta. Rita Hills. This renowned cool climate AVA grew up around the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, home to the first and oldest Pinot Noir vines in the region.
90 POINTS - "Leading off the Pinot Noirs, the 2015 Pinot Noir spent 10 months in French oak and comes from close to equal amounts the Sanford & Benedict and La Rinconada Vineyards. It has textbook Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir notes of ripe black cherries and raspberries, peppery herbs, dried soil/earthy notes, and loads of spice. Pure, elegant and loaded with upfront fruit, it's an impeccably balanced, pretty wine to drink over the coming 4-5 years." - Jeb Dunnuck
Bright ruby red color, bursting with aromas of earthy raspberry and orange peel, along with savory notes of anise and white pepper. The palate delivers dense dusty, berry flavors with lively acid and tannin structure, which carries on with a long and lovely finish.