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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Sanford La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Sanford La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 108495)
Burghound.com rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $62.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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:

The 2008 La Rinconada Pinot Noir is exclusively sourced from the estate vineyard in the esteemed Santa Rita Hills AVA. Dijon clones 667, 777 and 115 growing on the hill east of the winery gives it great intensity and complexity. The wine is deep ruby red in color and is exploding with spicy cherry and earthy raspberry aromas, with a hint of anise and white pepper. The palate delivers flavors of black cherry framed nicely by bright acidity and ripe mouth coating tannins.

Deep Ruby Red in color, the wine explodes with spicy cherry and earthy raspberry aromas, with a hint of anise and white pepper.

The palate delivers flavors of black 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.