Sanford Sanford and Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2000

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

$54.99
Item No. 56349
  • red wine
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

This is the oldest Pinot Noir vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. Crafted from a combination of Dijon and Mt. Eden clones, the Sanford & Benedict wine has a spicy background and classic Pinot Noir acidity, making it an elegant but rich wine.

Saturated ruby/purple purple. Aromas of dark cherry and raspberry with a nice barrel note of toast and green tea. Cherries, raspberries, black currant, dense leather and earthy combine with brown spice flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon on a long finish.

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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 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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