The 2012 Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from our two estate vineyards: La Rinconada (61%) and the historic Sanford and Benedict Vineyard (39%). Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills. A wide range of Pinot clones are planted on these sites, and our 2012 is a blend of 10 of these. 2012 was a perfect growing season, which resulted in complex, concentrated and balanced wines. This Pinot is deep red in color and is bursting with red and black fruits like raspberry and black cherry, along with savory notes of cola, white pepper and sage. The palate delivers rich berry flavors balanced nicely by acid and tannin structure. - Winery Notes
Wine SpectatorThis offers an engaging array of cherry and currant flavors, with floral accents. Firmly structured, featuring a finish of cedar and spice. Drink now through 2019. 6,008 cases made.