2018 Sanford & Benedict
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2018 Sanford & Benedict "1971" Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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$70.00
 
SKU: PN18-19716P
Jeb Dunnuck
94
Vinous
95

Description

"...endowed with tremendous aromatic presence and a sense of translucence I can only describe as hypnotic. Hard candy, rose petal, sweet red berry fruit are some of the many notes that develop in this hauntingly beautiful, elusive Pinot Noir...incredibly delicious now." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Similar notes of ripe cherries, sappy herbs, and flowers emerge...Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it's beautifully textured, has bright yet integrated acidity, terrific mid-palate depth, and a great finish. It offers a touch more fruit and density over the classic Sanford & Benedict releases." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

Our single vineyard and small lot releases enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of Pinot Noir by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques. In vintage 2015 we began to work with Pinot Noir from one of the most historically significant vineyard in all of California, the iconic Sanford & Benedict. 

Our "1971" bottling is made from grapes sourced exclusively from the original block of Pinot Noir planted in that year. These old vines have small yields that deliver exquisite flavor and complexity, graceful texture, and balance. It is an honor to have access to these grapes; we hope you love this wine as much as we do. 

Barrel Aging
Aged 17 months in 100% French oak, of which 40% is new
Cooperage
Bel Air
Vineyard Source
100% Sanford & Benedict Vineyard (Block T-14) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
14.2
Acid
0.585 g/100mL
pH
3.43
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
23.8
Harvest Date
9/27/18
Production
120 cases
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