Sanford Dominio Del Falcon Pinot Noir
One of our most popular and elegant wines, Dominio Del Falcon, "domain of the falcon" in Spanish, comes from a block on an east facing ridge located at the highted point of our La Rinconada Vineyard. Due to the high vantage point, this ridge has been home to a number of these beautiful predatory birds. This block, high in diatomaceous earth, planted to the Swiss, 2A clone of Pinot Noir, produces rich, seamless wine with vibrant fruits such as black raspberry and Bing cherry along with hints of cinnamon and anise. The palate presents dusty cherry and spice flavors balanced by lively acidity. This limited bottling is very approachable now, but will only improve with aging. It has the balance and structure for cellaring up to 8 to 10 years. One of our most versatile pinots, relish a glass by itself or savor with a wide range of foods. This wine always sells out fast, so stock your cellar now!
TASTING NOTES: The palate presents dusty cherry and spice flavors balanced by lively acidity.
AROMA NOTES: Vibrant fruits such as black raspberry and Bing cherry along with hints of cinnamon and anise.
APPELLATION: Sta. Rita Hills
VINEYARD: La Rinconada
BRIX AT HARVEST: 24.2
AGING: 15 months in French Oak (36% new)
TITRATABLE ACIDITY: 6.7 grams/L
BOTTLING DATE: January, 2015