2017 Sandhi Pinot Noir, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, California

2017 Sandhi Pinot Noir, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, California

$49.95 $44.95

Description

Sandhi is a small production California winery focusing on select vineyards from the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County and was founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, the wine director for Michael Mina Restaurants, and esteemed winemaker, Sashi Moorman. “Sandhi represents a union essential to the production of wine: the collaboration between man, earth, and vine. The willing participation of all three elements is necessary to make great wine, and the winegrower must make this collaboration rich and nourishing for all involved. An understanding of these joint efforts informs Sandhi’s exploration of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines throughout the Santa Barbara County terroir.” 

Sanford & Benedict is one such legendary vineyard.  The duo are renown for producing wines of balance, finesse and refinement and this just released 2017 Sandhi Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir certainly fulfills all goals.  See 94 and 93+ ratings below.  We love the fabulous value at just $44.95 a bottle (Should be $50).  Extremely limited. Only 184 cases produced!  Don’t delay your order!

 100% Pinot Noir – Mt. Eden clone planted on its own roots in 1971 on north facing slopes of silex and limestone soils. Tronconique fermentation vessels and then aged in in 500L neutral puncheons. 13% alcohol.

 “Sandhi’s 2017 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict is beautifully layered and nuanced. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, blood orange, mint and white pepper all grace this exquisite Pinot. The 2017 is wonderfully deep, fleshy and nuanced. Moreover, the 2017 is a terrific rendition of S&B.”—94 points Vinous – Antonio Galloni

 “The 2017 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict is pale to medium ruby and slowly reveals spiced cranberry, crushed raspberry, orange peel, tree bark and amaro hints with savory notions of peppered meats, dried rose petals, dusty earth and restrained red berries at the core. The palate is light to medium-bodied with bright fruits, granulated tannins and seamless acidity, finishing very long and spicy. 184 cases were made. 2020-2030)” – 93+ points, Wine Advocate (Erin Brooks)

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