Sanford Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills

Sanford Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills

A blend of fruit from two estate vineyards: La Rinconada (65%) and the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard (35%). Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Santa Rita hills. A mix of vineyard blocks and several different clones gives this wine great complexity. Aged in French oak barrels (30% new) for 10 months where it gained concentration and picked up hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Brilliant red in colour and bursting with bright red fruits, such as raspberry and cherry, with hints of pepper and dried flowers on the nose. The palate delivers silky, berry flavours framed by supple tannins.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Vintage: 2011/2012
  • Producer: Sanford
  • Primary grape: Pinot Noir
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £34.84
  • Code: 25547
  • Expression: Barrel