Sanford Vista Al Rio Pinot Noir
The “Vista Al Rio” Pinot comes from a north-west facing hillside block of our La Rinconada Vineyard overlooking the Santa Ynez River. This block is planted to the Dijon clone 667 in well drained, clay loam soil of weathered shale. Year upon year, since we have been making this small production wine, it has been one of our most sought after Pinot Noirs and always sells out quickly upon release.
PROFILE & WINEMAKING
This wine has deep ruby color and intense aromatics of brambly dark fruits such as spicy black raspberry and cola. This elegant full bodied Pinot has seamless integration with great acidity and plenty of structure to balance the vibrant fruit flavors and should give this wine the ability to age gracefully over the next 6 to 8 years. This wine will pair beautifully with the bolder flavors abundant in the fall and winter seasons, or bundle up around a fire with friends and share a bottle or two!
91 Points: ""Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir la Rinconada Vineyard Vista Al Rio is scented of fresh raspberries and pomegranate with hints of rhubarb, lavender and Marmite toast plus a touch of forest floor. The medium-bodied palate delivers a good amount of expressive red berry and earthy flavors with a fine-grained structure and fruity finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate