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Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.360 ratings
9.220 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

8.8

Decanted. Underripe, chalky red fruit, green stem spice and woody aromatics and flavors. Presents very light, airy, acid-driven, warm. Firm, coarse, grainy structure on the palate. I can see this integrating into a lovely, delicate Pinot and appreciate how restrained it is.

Decanted. Underripe, chalky red fruit, green stem spice and woody aromatics and flavors. Presents very light, airy, acid-driven, warm. Firm, coarse, grainy structure on the palate. I can see this integrating into a lovely, delicate Pinot and appreciate how restrained it is.

Feb 4th, 2019
Max Gottesfeld

One of the best pintos of the tasting. Chiseled acidity and crystal clear flavors.

One of the best pintos of the tasting. Chiseled acidity and crystal clear flavors.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2014
Josh Nadel

Vinter Gothic Wine; Wine Director Locanda Verde, The Dutch NYC, The Dutch Miami, Lafayette, The Public Theatre of New York

9.5

This is one of the best new world pinots I have had in a very, very long time. Goddamn this is excellent. I taste a tremendous amount of new world Pinot. It also goes well with online Danish modern furniture shopping apparently.

This is one of the best new world pinots I have had in a very, very long time. Goddamn this is excellent. I taste a tremendous amount of new world Pinot. It also goes well with online Danish modern furniture shopping apparently.

Aug 20th, 2015
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.1

Prittay, prittay good.

Prittay, prittay good.

Jul 31st, 2015
Tom Donegan

Sommelier Stokehouse

9.1

Great local #pinot - restrained red fruit and fresh herbs, balanced, big tick

Great local #pinot - restrained red fruit and fresh herbs, balanced, big tick

Jun 19th, 2015
Andrew Nelson

Sta Rita Bro

Sta Rita Bro

Sep 12th, 2014
Grand Cru Selections

Santa Barbara's finest! #IPOB

Santa Barbara's finest! #IPOB

Feb 4th, 2014
Jamie Lopez Arevalo

Inherently fresh with aromas of spice, cherries and sarsaparilla. Granular tannins, bright acidity and beautiful flavors.

Inherently fresh with aromas of spice, cherries and sarsaparilla. Granular tannins, bright acidity and beautiful flavors.

Nov 27th, 2019
Jane Dunkley

Although it was late in the evening (or at least it felt that way- it was actually about 8pm) this wine impressed. Everything that I love about Santa Rita Hills (earth, ocean and smoke) elegantly wrapped in some very restrained oak. Classy.

Although it was late in the evening (or at least it felt that way- it was actually about 8pm) this wine impressed. Everything that I love about Santa Rita Hills (earth, ocean and smoke) elegantly wrapped in some very restrained oak. Classy.

Nov 27th, 2019
Scott Stewart

This is going to rate even higher in five years. Lovely textured and just the right amount of chiseled acidity. World class!

This is going to rate even higher in five years. Lovely textured and just the right amount of chiseled acidity. World class!

Nov 18th, 2018