Sanford Rosé of Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir | Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County,  California
The 2015 Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from our two estate vineyards: La Rinconada and the historic Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills. A light bodied palate features notes of strawberry and orange blossom. Bright acidity makes it an ideal food pairing wine with a fresh, long finish.

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Sanford Rosé of Pinot Noir 2015

Details

  • Style

    Complex, Crisp, Lively

  • Varietal

    Pinot Noir

  • Flavor

    Cranberry, Floral, Orange, Strawberry

  • Aroma

    Cranberry, blood orange, rose petal

  • Pairings

    Fin Fish, Mature & Hard Cheese, Mild & Soft Cheese, Pasta, Pork, Poultry, Shellfish, Spicy Food, Vegetarian

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The 2015 Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from our two estate vineyards: La Rinconada and the historic Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills. A light bodied palate features notes of strawberry and orange blossom. Bright acidity makes it an ideal food pairing wine with a fresh, long finish.

Wine Facts

BOTTLE SIZE

750 ml

ALCOHOL %

13.5%

WINEMAKER

Steve Fennell

AGING

The wine is aged in a combination of neutral French oak and stainless steel barrels for 4 months.

FERMENTATION

Whole cluster direct press prior to cool temperature fermentation. The alcoholic fermentation lasts from 10-12 days.

2015 Vintage

90 WE
Rated On: October 2016

The 2015 Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from our two estate vineyards: La Rinconada  and the historic Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills. After gently pressing the whole clusters, the lightly colored juice was fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks. This technique retains the bright fruit character and crisp acidity. The bright acidity naturally comes from this cool climate AVA shines through this light bodied rose, making it a versatile pairing for a wide range of foods.

- Wine Enthusiast

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