Sanford

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.218 ratings
8.91 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
Hilary McCown

Rich fruit, dried flowers, and clove.

Rich fruit, dried flowers, and clove.

Nov 28th, 2016
Sean Herriott

Plush and complex. The type of wine that will give any $75- $100 bottle of Burgundy a run for its money in a blind tasting.

Plush and complex. The type of wine that will give any $75- $100 bottle of Burgundy a run for its money in a blind tasting.

Mar 6th, 2018
Jeffro Beaudeen

OMG! this is the Sanford & Benedict Signature Series bottling from Sanford. Richard Sanford I believe initiated a project whereby the six most highly-regarded winemakers in the area would each take a sampling of the Sanford & Benedict grapes in 1991 and make their own bottling and then those six people would gather together and blend to create the "signature" bottling which they felt would represent the best that that long time vineyardhad to offer. I have had this wine several times early after release with Richard Sanford in attendance at an event on my patio in Alta Dena and several times since and virtually none of the bottlings had ever overwhelmed me . . but this bottling at this time is delicious and evolved and balanced and and and and . . . way beyond my expectations. if you have this wine in your Cellar open a bottle now and reconfirm why you bought it in the first place . . Good s*** Maynard'! 😀

OMG! this is the Sanford & Benedict Signature Series bottling from Sanford. Richard Sanford I believe initiated a project whereby the six most highly-regarded winemakers in the area would each take a sampling of the Sanford & Benedict grapes in 1991 and make their own bottling and then those six people would gather together and blend to create the "signature" bottling which they felt would represent the best that that long time vineyardhad to offer. I have had this wine several times early after release with Richard Sanford in attendance at an event on my patio in Alta Dena and several times since and virtually none of the bottlings had ever overwhelmed me . . but this bottling at this time is delicious and evolved and balanced and and and and . . . way beyond my expectations. if you have this wine in your Cellar open a bottle now and reconfirm why you bought it in the first place . . Good s*** Maynard'! 😀

Jan 16th, 2018
Ichiro Kawachi

Cherry 🍒 dark fruit

Cherry 🍒 dark fruit

Oct 18th, 2017
Sean Herriott

A ton of ripe berry fruit along with a minerality that dances on your tongue.

A ton of ripe berry fruit along with a minerality that dances on your tongue.

Sep 26th, 2017
Kiyo T
9.2

I love it.

I love it.

Dec 26th, 2016
Donna Liu

Delicious! Big enough for the beef wellington and still held its own with the roast chicken. Well-rounded with lots of cherry and earthiness.

Delicious! Big enough for the beef wellington and still held its own with the roast chicken. Well-rounded with lots of cherry and earthiness.

Nov 26th, 2016
Jeremy Benson

Rich but nicely balanced. Delicious

Rich but nicely balanced. Delicious

Apr 21st, 2016
William Lauder

REALLY wonderful Pinot Noir

REALLY wonderful Pinot Noir

Apr 2nd, 2016
Jordan Salmon

Jordan had this 3 years ago

Jordan had this 3 years ago

May 17th, 2017