Sanford Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills
The 2013 Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from our two estate vineyards: La Rinconada (73%) and the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard (27%). Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills. A wide range of Pinot clones are planted on these sites, and our 2013 is a blend of 5 different clones from 10 blocks. 2013 was a perfect growing season, which resulted in complex, elegant, well-structured and balanced wines. This Pinot is bright red in color and is bursting with spicy raspberry and blood orange, along with savory notes of cola, white pepper and sage. The palate delivers rich berry flavors balanced nicely by acid and tannin structure.