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Sanford Pinot Noir - Sta. Rita Hills 2018 (375 ml)

Sanford Pinot Noir - Sta. Rita Hills 2018 (375 ml)

$17.99
Availability:
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Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
California
Sub-Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Alcohol
13.5%

Overview

The 2018 Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from our two estate vineyards: the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard and La Rinconada. Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills.

Aging

11 months in French Oak (25% new)

Winemaker

Steve Fennell

Tasting Notes

Style

Structured, Light-bodied

Flavor

Delivers spice and savory, dark fruits, espresso, and leather.

Aroma

Very spice driven on the nose with cloves, lavender, wild mushrooms, and forest floor.

Taste

The palate delivers spice and savory, dark fruits, espresso, and leather with balanced acid and suave tannin structure, which carries the lovely finish.

Wine Ratings

91

Wine Spectator

Lively and well-structured, with focused acidity to the lithe blend of red fruit and spice flavors. Sanguine accents midpalate lead to nutmeg and cardamom notes that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2025.