Sanford Pinot Noir 2011
Outstanding, big ripe cherry. Another great pinot from Sanford
Lush cherry, hint of floral but overall a very rich elegant pinot. A little pricey but worth it.
Another outstanding lush pinot from Sanford. Deep ruby red color hints at the rich cherry that envelopes your first taste buds.
Two and a half glasses
bing cherry and light smokiness/cedar on the nose, lots of red fruit on the plate, light and delicate and some underlying earth tones and a little smoke
Good but not great at the price. Has less of the bursting cherry that I love in the 2006 Sanford La Rinconada Pinot Noir.
Outstanding pinot, very rich, big fruit. Love this wine, highly recommended.
External Reviews for Sanford Pinot Noir
Rich, full and deeply flavored, impressive for its mix of dark cherry, spice, mineral and cedar, unfolding to reveal even more facets, with touches of anise and black licorice. Should only get better. Best from 2013 through 2023.
More reserved, with pure, clean aromas and flavors, the 2010 Pinot Noir La Rinconada is medium-bodied, rich and layered, with sound overall balance and structure. There’s beautiful typicity here and it should benefit from short-term cellaring and have 10–12 years of ultimate longevity. Drink 2015–2022.
Bright ruby-red. Complex aromas of blackberry, cherry compote and bitter chocolate, with subtle floral and smoky nuances. Supple and smoky in the mouth, with dense dark berry flavors enlivened by juicy acidity. Shows impressive energy on the persistent finish, which features silky tannins and a suave floral pastille quality.
Much more interesting is the 2010 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Locked and loaded with big blackberry, red cherry, sappy underbrush, spice and crushed flower-like qualities, it is the richest of the Pinots and has a layered, textured profile that’s hard to resist. Enjoy it over the coming decade. Drink now–2023.
Muscle-bound and potent, with a dense, concentrated and firmly tannic mix of crushed rock, dried berry, black cherry and floral notes. Begs for some cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2025.
This is a fancy restaurant-style Pinot Noir. That means it’s dry, silky and rich, and has that elusive, undefinable quality of elegance that can accompany the finest Pinot-friendly foods, such as steak, lamb, grilled tuna or a wild mushroom risotto. It’s tantalizingly crisp, with complex cherry, cola and spice flavors. Drink now and through 2016.
The wine is brilliant red in color and is bursting with bright red fruits like raspberry and bing cherry with hints of pepper and dried flowers on the nose.
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