Sanford 'La Rinconada' Pinot Noir 2017

Sanford 'La Rinconada' Pinot Noir 2017

$78.00
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Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
California
Sub-Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Alcohol
14%

Overview

La Rinconada is the sister vineyard to our neighboring iconic Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. La Rinconada shares a similar Monterey Shale soil composition as S&B while also possessing blocks of alluvial soil accumulated over many thousands of years. This La Rinconada single vineyard wine is selected from individual barrels of our highest quality La Rinconada blocks. Our hillside grown Dijon clones 777, 667, 115 and Mt. Eden selection east of our winery provide the incredible structure, intensity and complexity within this wine.

Aging

Aged in French Oak barrels (40% new) for 14 months

Fermentation

14 days in stainless steel open top tank

Tasting Notes

Aroma

Exploding with a combination of earthy cherry, sage, and white pepper

Taste

The mid palate is full and roundand leads to a lingering finish suggestive of raspberry, cherry and mocha