Sanford Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2008

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Winemaker's notes:The 2008 Sanford Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of from our two estate vineyards La Rincona...

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Lush cherry, hint of floral but overall a very rich elegant pinot. A little pricey but worth it. Read more

Another outstanding lush pinot from Sanford. Deep ruby red color hints at the rich cherry that envelopes your first taste buds. Read more

The wine is brilliant red in color and is bursting with raspberry, cranberry, pepper and sage on the nose. The palate delivers silky berry flavors ... Read more

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Snooth User: fthead9
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11/19/2010

Lush cherry, hint of floral but overall a very rich elegant pinot. A little pricey but worth it.

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  • Snooth User: fthead9
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    3.50 5
    06/25/2011

    Another outstanding lush pinot from Sanford. Deep ruby red color hints at the rich cherry that envelopes your first taste buds.


    External Reviews for Sanford Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

    External Review
    Source: Bowery And Vine
    06/27/2011

    The wine is brilliant red in color and is bursting with raspberry, cranberry, pepper and sage on the nose. The palate delivers silky berry flavors framed nicely by bright acidity and supple tannins.


    External Review
    Source: WineExpress.com
    02/06/2011

    Since it’s founding in the early 1980’s Sanford Vineyards has produced outstanding Pinot Noirs that started the discussion of this area of the Central Coast being California’s "Cote D’Or". Today of course the Santa Rita Hills have been given their own AVA and are considered one of the best regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in California. This 2008 is a blend of from the two estate vineyards, La Rinconada, and the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard. Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills. Aged in French Oak barrels (30% new oak) for 10 months. Wine & Spirits magazine scored it 91 points and said "Fresh and bright, this wine’s detail lies in the texture of its tannins. They bring a tight elasticity to the structure as well as the warmth of sun on sand. Dark, meaty fruit fills it out—a match for roast partridge."


    External Review
    04/13/2011

    Winery Notes - The 2009 Sanford Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of from our two estate vineyards: La Rinconada (65%) and the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard (35%). Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills. A mix of vineyard blocks and several different clones gives this wine great complexity. 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. The palate delivers silky berry flavors framed nicely by bright acidity and supple tannins. The wine was allowed to age in French Oak barrels (30% new oak) for 10 months where it gained concentration and picked up hints of vanilla and cinnamon.


    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    04/12/2011

    Winemaker's notes:The 2008 Sanford Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of from our two estate vineyards, La Rinconada, and the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard. Both of these stellar vineyar


    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    12/23/2010

    Winemaker's notes:The 2008 Sanford Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of from our two estate vineyards, La Rinconada, and the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard. Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills. A mix of vineyard blocks and several different clones gives this wine great complexity. The wine is brilliant red in color and is bursting with raspberry, cranberry, pepper and sage on the nose. The palate delivers silky berry flavors framed nicely by bright acidity and supple tannins. The wine was allowed to age in French Oak barrels (30% new oak) for 10 months where it gained concentration and picked up hints of vanilla and cinnamon.


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    937071 Snooth User: annecara
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    Winemaker's Notes:

    Winemaker's notes:The 2008 Sanford Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of from our two estate vineyards La Rinconada and the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard. Both of these stellar vineyar

    Winemaker's notes:The 2008 Sanford Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of from our two estate vineyards La Rinconada and the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard. Both of these stellar vineyar

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