- Type: Red
- Country: USA
- Region: California
- Vintage: 2015/2016
- Producer: Sanford
- Primary grape: Pinot Noir
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £19.39
- Code: 25535
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Sophisticated, polished, complex reds
- Can be very flexible with many cheeses including sheeps’, Morbier, Epoisse, Vacherin, Cheddar
- Lighter examples can work with some richer fish dishes
- Classic French herbs such as parsley, thyme and bay leaf. Spices should complement and not overwhelm the wine
- Game such as duck and boar. Fine cuts of beef. Lean meats such as roe deer or ostrich
- Truffle and wild mushroom, jus with redcurrant or similar fruit, Bourguignonne, Chasseur sauces
- Some wines, with light tannins, will work with lightly-spiced dishes
- Pigeon or duck, walnut and beetroot, smoked- meat salads. Truffle or wild mushroom risotto. Autumn squash
About the Wine
This red wine is made by Sanford in California. Elegant, savoury, berry-fruit flavours that are excellent with game, wild mushrooms, rich chicken and beef dishes. Formed from primarily Pinot Noir grapes, this wine is ethically produced, vegan and vegetarian friendly. This wine is exclusive to Matthew Clark. Supplied by Terlato Wines International.
A temperamental thin skinned grape and difficult to grow, when produced of any quality it demands high prices. The thin skin means it's very light in colour body and tannin, it characteristically has searing acidity and full lingering flavours of raspberry, strawberry, cherry, violets and sweet spice.
Sanford’s founders were pioneers of the Santa Rita Hills. In 1971, Richard Sanford and Michael Benedict realised that the conditions were perfect for making Burgundian style wines. They planted vineyards much to the amusement of the local farmers, but their hunch was proved right in1976 when their first vintage gained global acclaim; Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir now ranks among the best in the world.
The 2018 vintage was a welcome break for Californian wineries who over the last few years haven't had it easy with whole regions being threatened by the weather. Stereotyped for its big, bodied reds, there is certainly a lot more to the USA.Explore USA