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2020 Sanford & Benedict
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
13.1
Acidity
0.590 g/100mL
pH
3.48
Harvest Brix
22.5
Harvest Date
9/16/20
Production
95 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2020 Sanford & Benedict "1971" Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
93
Vinous
92
Wine & Spirits
92
Add To Cart
$80.00
 
SKU: PN20-19716P


Vineyard Sources
100% Sanford & Benedict Vineyard (Blocks T14) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation
Barrel Aging
Aged 15 months in 100% French oak, of which 50% is new
Cooperage
Bel Air
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
13.1
Acidity
0.590 g/100mL
pH
3.48
Harvest Brix
22.5
Harvest Date
9/16/20
Production
95 cases
Description

Sanford & Benedict is really the vineyard that started it all in Santa Barbara County. Starting with the 2015 vintage we were fortunate to secure several tons of Pinot Noir grapes from one of the most historically significant vineyards in all of California.

Originally planted in 1971, this mature vineyard yields a wine that is beautifully structured while also retaining the finesse and elegance we love in Pinot Noir.

Wine Critic Reviews
"...a beauty, offering classic Sanford & Benedict focus, purity, and minerality. Ripe raspberries, red cherries, chalky minerality, and white flowers all emerge on the nose, and it's medium-bodied, has outstanding balance, and a great finish. The tannins here are present yet ripe and integrated, it has good acidity, and is clearly a standout. It’s going to evolve for a solid decade." ~ Jeb Dunnuck "There’s an appealing degree of subtlety to this bottling from historic vines that will ensure a long age. Aromas of black raspberry, crushed rock and potpourri slip into a palate of pomegranate, hibiscus and crushed rocks. Those qualities will coalesce further with patience. Drink now–2040." ~ Wine Enthusiast "The 2020 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is a blend of three blocks off the property. It shows the brighter and more focused side of this site to great effect. Red berry fruit, chalk, mint and white pepper give this chiseled, nervy Pinot a great deal of character." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "The old vines speak volumes in this velvety, tobacco-spiced pinot. Their fruit can certainly handle the time in oak, which contributed warm cinnamon and vanilla, needing time to integrate. The wine is lean and stalwart; it’s dark red fruit feels composed and should reward cellar time." ~ Wine & Spirits


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