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2020 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones: 667, 2A, 943)
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.600 g/100mL
pH
3.44
Harvest Brix
23.0-24.4
Harvest Date
9/4-9/16/20
Production
524 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2020 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
95
Jeb Dunnuck
94
Vinous
92
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Vineyard Sources
100% Sanford & Benedict Vineyard (Blocks T6, 9C & 9A) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation
Barrel Aging
Aged 15 months in 100% French oak, of which 29% is new
Cooperage
Mercurey, Atelier Centre, Gillet
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones: 667, 2A, 943)
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.600 g/100mL
pH
3.44
Harvest Brix
23.0-24.4
Harvest Date
9/4-9/16/20
Production
524 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
"This delicious expression of Pinot Noir from a historic vineyard starts with lovely black cherry, chai, mocha and red flower aromas. Plush and polished tannins wrap palate, framing bold fruit flavors of cherry, strawberry and pomegranate, with elegant waves of hibiscus, sumac and allspice leading into an edgy finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast "...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 "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 "Offers a nice sleek, ripe feel, with a cherry and damson plum core lined with red licorice and rooibos tea. The sneaky long finish reveals a subtle savory echo, which provides a nice counterpoint. Drink now through 2027." ~ Wine Spectator


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