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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Sanford Sanford and Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Sanford Sanford and Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 110797)

PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $62.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Sanford and Benedict Pinot Noir is exclusively sourced from the historic estate vineyard in the esteemed Santa Rita Hills AVA. Planted in 1971, this iconic vineyard consistently produces distinctively superb Pinot Noir. The 2008 wine is bright red in color and is loaded with aromas of bing cherry, raspberry and sage with hints of anise, cinnamon and white pepper. The silky palate delivers bright spicy cherry flavors framed nicely by bright acidity and ripe 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.