Sandhi Wines

Sanford & Benedict Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.226 ratings
9.113 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
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Christian Baeppler

2012 Sandhi Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir from one of the oldest plantings in the Santa Rita Hills (1971). Youthful, lovely fruit purity and freshness, highlighting the vineyards cool micro climate. This wine speaks the language of the vineyard. Old world wine style made in the New World. This will age gracefully, but already delicious! Only 600 x 6-Packs produced, partnership between Charles Banks (Ex-Screaming Eagle and Sommelier Rajat Parr, winemaker Sashi Moorman) available in Thailand through wine garage.

2012 Sandhi Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir from one of the oldest plantings in the Santa Rita Hills (1971). Youthful, lovely fruit purity and freshness, highlighting the vineyards cool micro climate. This wine speaks the language of the vineyard. Old world wine style made in the New World. This will age gracefully, but already delicious! Only 600 x 6-Packs produced, partnership between Charles Banks (Ex-Screaming Eagle and Sommelier Rajat Parr, winemaker Sashi Moorman) available in Thailand through wine garage.

Dec 7th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

#ipob

#ipob

Mar 16th, 2015
Doug Banks

Sales & Marketing Terroir Selections

9.2

Lots of red fruit. Just yummy.

Lots of red fruit. Just yummy.

Feb 6th, 2015
Nick Apone

2012 vintage. Beautiful nose smells of cherry blossom, and spice box, Volnay like. The mid palate is strikingly fresh, and pure offering tart cherry, candied orange peel, and cranberry. The wine has power and finesse in perfect unison. The fruit tones are very fine tune on the long finish. This is the art of balance.

2012 vintage. Beautiful nose smells of cherry blossom, and spice box, Volnay like. The mid palate is strikingly fresh, and pure offering tart cherry, candied orange peel, and cranberry. The wine has power and finesse in perfect unison. The fruit tones are very fine tune on the long finish. This is the art of balance.

Feb 5th, 2015
Aaron Means

2012 Sanford & Benedict. The best in my opinion of Rajat's wine that day.

2012 Sanford & Benedict. The best in my opinion of Rajat's wine that day.

Aug 18th, 2014
Louis Martin

Burst of dark cherry - smooth finish.

Burst of dark cherry - smooth finish.

Sep 6th, 2018
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#IPNC, Sandhi 2012 Sanford & Benedict Vyd, Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

#IPNC, Sandhi 2012 Sanford & Benedict Vyd, Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Jul 27th, 2014
Steve Medbery

Cherry fruit, beautiful herbal peppery finish in an elegant old world style Pinot.

Cherry fruit, beautiful herbal peppery finish in an elegant old world style Pinot.

Feb 25th, 2017
Joe Lucca

Old world style from California central coast. The nose is redolent of Luxardo cherries and Antica Formula vermouth. On the palate, there is a battle between fruit and earth; deep, earthy forest flavors are offset by bright, tart spring cherries. Coastal botanicals play against wild fruit. Better than expected.

Old world style from California central coast. The nose is redolent of Luxardo cherries and Antica Formula vermouth. On the palate, there is a battle between fruit and earth; deep, earthy forest flavors are offset by bright, tart spring cherries. Coastal botanicals play against wild fruit. Better than expected.

Aug 20th, 2016
Nick Yu

2016/2/14 Checking in on 2012 progress! It's still very tight and feisty at first but the terrior and fruits and tea flavors showed up after a bit. Very primary.

2016/2/14 Checking in on 2012 progress! It's still very tight and feisty at first but the terrior and fruits and tea flavors showed up after a bit. Very primary.

Feb 28th, 2016