2017 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills
We began working with Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir in 2017 and immediately fell in love. The block we source from was originally own-rooted Merlot, but has been switched to Pinot Noir. With healthy root-stock in place already, rather than start over the growers opted to graft the Pinot Noir onto the original Merlot root-stocks. In our opinions, this gives the wine a very unique underbrush and sage characteristic that we don't usually associate with Sta. Rita Hills.
Complex, elegant, and graceful. Expect this wine to only get better over the next decade!!
ONLY 75 CASES PRODUCED
93+ POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck