Sanford Gravity Flow Pinot Noir
This is the fifth vintage of our “Gravity Flow” Pinot Noir, named in honor of our precious water source, natural springs, which flow via gravity from high on the hill southeast down to the winery. Gravity is also used to gently move wine using our elevator tanks.
PROFILE & WINEMAKING
A total of 10 individual barrels were selected from six of our favorite Pinot Noir blocks from our estate vineyards. This represents a range of clones including 667, 777, 115, 114, and the own-rooted old vines from Sanford & Benedict. This is also from some of the rockiest soils on the property. This combination gives great complexity and intensity with impeccable balance. A host of dark raspberry, espresso, and spice meld into the suave and cool toned finish, where a hint of game adds the last layer of nuance. Enjoy this gorgeous Pinot over the next handful of years.