Sanford La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2000

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 53299
  • red wine
  • WS91
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

The first vintage for the vineyard was the 1999 and it proved to be a blockbuster right out of the gate. The Dijon Clones produce a mouth-coating wine with great balance and an expansive finish. Bigger in body, higher in tannin and slightly lower in acid than the Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir, the 2000 La Rinconada is made for aging. This wine will stand up nicely to a prime rib of beef or lamb dish.

Opaque ruby/purple color. Dense, smoky, meaty, neo-Syrah nose aromas. Dark cherry and blackberry flavors on a firm base of ripe tannins.

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In Santa Barbara wine country, it all started with Sanford Winery. Recognizing a magical combination of climate and soil conditions, the Sanford & Benedict vineyard was plated in 1971, and the resulting wines are now the benchmark of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Pinot Noir has thrived in the Sta. Rita Hills ever since, and ranks among the best and most distinctive in the world. ...

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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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