Sanford Vin Gris 2000

Rose from Central Coast, California

Item No. 52632
  • pink & rosé

Winemaker's Notes

A lover of dry French Rosés, Richard Sanford has been making small lots of this wine since the beginning primarily for his own consumption and pleasure. In France, rosé is often a by-product in the production of Pinot Noir, created as a means to siphon off juice and strengthen the intensity of the remaining wine. Bruno D'Alfonso, Sanford's winemaker, likes to say that their Vin Gris is "made on purpose", not as overflow from the production of Pinot Noir. Crafted in the same manner as Chardonnay, the Vin Gris is then left for 2-3 hours on the skins, resulting in its beautiful hue and complex flavor. Vin Gris is great with spicy or grilled foods and as an aperitif.

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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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Learn About Central Coast

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 Rose

Rose(roe-ZAY) A Rose by Any Other Name Technically, a rose is an unfinished red wine, but the term seems so- secondary. Rose is a different sort of wine, with all the refreshing qualities of a white wine mixed with some characteristics of a red. It can be made from many different grape varietals and in many different regions, the most popular and successful being Southern France,...

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