Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.186 ratings
9.024 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David W Henion

Great nose, rope with good acidity. Seems a bit hot despite 13.1 alcohol. The second day reminded me of Oregonian Pinot. The third day still great.

Great nose, rope with good acidity. Seems a bit hot despite 13.1 alcohol. The second day reminded me of Oregonian Pinot. The third day still great.

3 people found it helpfulApr 19th, 2015
Nat Gunter

Winemaker Cultivate Wines

9.3

crunchy and bright with savory hidden below

crunchy and bright with savory hidden below

3 people found it helpfulJan 9th, 2015
Ben Spicer

Ben had this 5 years ago

Ben had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2014
Andrea Guennewig

Best Pinot I've ever had. Complex, but balanced. 13.1% alcohol. Rich without tasting meaty. Just perfect. 2012.

Best Pinot I've ever had. Complex, but balanced. 13.1% alcohol. Rich without tasting meaty. Just perfect. 2012.

1 person found it helpfulOct 9th, 2014
Dan Thomas

Even on day 3 it's lovely. Great fruit and acid.

Even on day 3 it's lovely. Great fruit and acid.

1 person found it helpfulSep 20th, 2014
Drew DiMatteo

Darker fruit flavors than the 2011, more complexity on the second day. #sandhiwines

Darker fruit flavors than the 2011, more complexity on the second day. #sandhiwines

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2014
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.7

The black and red fruit (cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and huckleberries) is dense and almost has a penny candy sour quality to it. Fairly well balanced with secondary nuances and a decent length. #sandhi #santaritahills #pinotnoir #california #ctbucklinwine

The black and red fruit (cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and huckleberries) is dense and almost has a penny candy sour quality to it. Fairly well balanced with secondary nuances and a decent length. #sandhi #santaritahills #pinotnoir #california #ctbucklinwine

May 24th, 2016
Carolyn Korb

Dirty and delicious

Dirty and delicious

Mar 19th, 2016
Corey Zamora, CSW

Delicious. Just the right amount of fruit and ripeness, love the balance of this wine.

Delicious. Just the right amount of fruit and ripeness, love the balance of this wine.

Mar 16th, 2016
Austin Hohnke

Fresh and aromatic with 13.1% alc. and balanced acid. A great, classic example of Sta. Rita Hills Pinot. Ripe fruit but also ripe earth. Rich texture.

Fresh and aromatic with 13.1% alc. and balanced acid. A great, classic example of Sta. Rita Hills Pinot. Ripe fruit but also ripe earth. Rich texture.

Mar 7th, 2016