Sanford Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard 2013

Pinot Noir | Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County,  California
Planted in 1971, this iconic vineyard consistently produces distinctly superb Pinot Noir. This 2013 wine exudes earth aromas of dried herbs & spice with hints of cherry and rhubarb. In addition to the enticing fruit and earth, this Pinot exhibits lovely floral aromas. The silky palate is framed nicely by balanced acidity and ripe tannins.

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Sanford Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard 2013

Details

  • Style

    Earthy, Rich, Spicy

  • Varietal

    Pinot Noir

  • Flavor

    Cherry, Cinnamon, Rhubarb

  • Aroma

    Exudes earth aromas of dried herbs & spice with hints of cherry and rhubarb

  • Pairings

    BBQ, Beef, Game, Lamb, Mature & Hard Cheese, Mild & Soft Cheese, Pasta, Pork, Poultry, Spicy Food, Turkey

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Planted in 1971, this iconic vineyard consistently produces distinctly superb Pinot Noir. This 2013 wine exudes earth aromas of dried herbs & spice with hints of cherry and rhubarb. In addition to the enticing fruit and earth, this Pinot exhibits lovely floral aromas. The silky palate is framed nicely by balanced acidity and ripe tannins.

Wine Facts

BOTTLE SIZE

750 ml

ALCOHOL %

13.5%

WINEMAKER

Steve Fennell

AGING

Aged in French oak barrels (50% new) for 14 months

FERMENTATION

14 days in stainless steel open top tank

2013 Vintage

93 WE
Rated On: October 2016

The 2013 vintage was uncannily similar to 2012. A long season with near perfect condition during the growing season resulted in wines that are enjoyable upon release but will age well for years to come. The 2013 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir was exclusively sourced from our historic estate vineyard in the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Planted in 1971, this iconic vineyard consistently produces distinctly superb Pinot Noir. This 2013 wine exudes earth aromas of dried herbs & spice with hints of cherry and rhubarb. In addition to the enticing fruit and earth, this Pinot exhibits lovely floral aromas. The silky palate is framed nicely by balanced acidity and ripe tannins. Aged in French Oak barrels for 14 months where it gained concentration and complexity, this wine will improve in the bottle for 5-10 years with proper cellaring.  

- Wine Enthusiast

93 TP
Rated On: May 2016

The 2013 vintage was uncannily similar to 2012. A long season with near perfect condition during the growing season resulted in wines that are enjoyable upon release but will age well for years to come. The 2013 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir was exclusively sourced from our historic estate vineyard in the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Planted in 1971, this iconic vineyard consistently produces distinctly superb Pinot Noir. This 2013 wine exudes earth aromas of dried herbs & spice with hints of cherry and rhubarb. In addition to the enticing fruit and earth, this Pinot exhibits lovely floral aromas. The silky palate is framed nicely by balanced acidity and ripe tannins. Aged in French Oak barrels for 14 months where it gained concentration and complexity, this wine will improve in the bottle for 5-10 years with proper cellaring.  

- The Tasting Panel

91 BH
Rated On: January 2017

The 2013 vintage was uncannily similar to 2012. A long season with near perfect condition during the growing season resulted in wines that are enjoyable upon release but will age well for years to come. The 2013 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir was exclusively sourced from our historic estate vineyard in the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Planted in 1971, this iconic vineyard consistently produces distinctly superb Pinot Noir. This 2013 wine exudes earth aromas of dried herbs & spice with hints of cherry and rhubarb. In addition to the enticing fruit and earth, this Pinot exhibits lovely floral aromas. The silky palate is framed nicely by balanced acidity and ripe tannins. Aged in French Oak barrels for 14 months where it gained concentration and complexity, this wine will improve in the bottle for 5-10 years with proper cellaring.  

- Allen Meadows' Burghound.com

90 RP
Rated On: August 2016

The 2013 vintage was uncannily similar to 2012. A long season with near perfect condition during the growing season resulted in wines that are enjoyable upon release but will age well for years to come. The 2013 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir was exclusively sourced from our historic estate vineyard in the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Planted in 1971, this iconic vineyard consistently produces distinctly superb Pinot Noir. This 2013 wine exudes earth aromas of dried herbs & spice with hints of cherry and rhubarb. In addition to the enticing fruit and earth, this Pinot exhibits lovely floral aromas. The silky palate is framed nicely by balanced acidity and ripe tannins. Aged in French Oak barrels for 14 months where it gained concentration and complexity, this wine will improve in the bottle for 5-10 years with proper cellaring.  

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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