Sanford Dominio Del Falcon Pinot Noir
One of our most cherished, elegant wines, Dominio Del Falcon is named for a pair of falcons who chose this block for their nest. The top of this east-facing ridge is the highest point of La Rinconada Vineyard, so it was a wise choice for these beautiful raptors. Clone 2A is planted in a powdery, loamy soil, high in diatomaceous earth, resulting in a bright, seamlessly beautiful wine.
PROFILE & WINEMAKING
Dried flowers and spicy red fruits with mandarin notes jump out of the glass. Bright acidity focuses the palate, keeping it quite lively. Well framed tannins give delicious integration to the structure of this wine, and while quite approachable now, it has the backbone to age gracefully for the next 8 to 10 years. A delicate hand was needed in crafting this Pinot, with gentle extraction and a long elevage before bottling.