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Date Printed: 8/1/2015
Sanford La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
Sanford La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 102383)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2015: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 La Rinconada Pinot Noir is exclusively sourced from our estate vineyard in the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Dijon clones 667, 777 and 114 planted on a well drained west facing slope, give great intensity and complexity. The wine is deep ruby red in color and is exploding with bing cherry and black raspberry aromas, with a hint of anise and cola. The palate delivers flavors of plum and cherry framed nicely by bright acidity and ripe mouth coating tannins.
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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.