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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Sanford La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2001
Sanford La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2001
(search item no. 80722)

PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Burghound.com rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

From our new vineyard planted to Dijon clones, the wine is dark plum, dark cherry fruit with deep chocolately nuances, lush, viscous, opulent; aged in 100% new French oak 20 months. A dense, goes-on-forever finish complements meat and game dishes, rich enough for prime rib of beef.
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About Sanford Winery:

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. Sanford's estate vineyards - Rancho La Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict - lie within the 100 square mile AVA, and they rely exclusively on these vineyards for their luscious, signature Pinot Noir. The area owes its magic to an unusual east-west mountain valley that runs from the vineyards to the Pacific Ocean; ideal for cool-climate varietals.