Sanford Gravity Flow Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills
This is the third vintage of our “Gravity Flow” Pinot Noir, a blend of fruit from both of our estate vineyards, Sanford & Benedict and La Rinconada and named in honor of our precious water source, natural springs, which flow via gravity from high on the hill to our southeast down to the Winery. Gravity is also employed to gently move wine using our unique elevator tanks.
PROFILE & WINEMAKING
A barrel selected blend from a dozen of our estate vineyard blocks, including old vine Sanford & Benedict, this complex Pinot highlights the concentration and balance of the Sta. Rita Hills. Aromas of dark cherry, anise, leather and bacon entice the nose, while the palate delivers bright fruit, earth and spice, framed nicely by fine tannins. Classic Burgundian cellar techniques were employed in making this wine, including open top fermentation and aging in barrels carefully selected from France.