Tasting Notes and Description
Tasting Notes For Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2021
Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2021 is a stunning expression of the region's terroir, showcasing the unique characteristics of the two estate vineyards. On the nose, this wine opens with a bouquet of red fruits and baking spices, including ripe raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The palate is equally impressive, with flavors of black cherry, pomegranate, and a hint of earthiness that adds complexity to the wine. The supple tannins and fresh acidity make for a beautifully balanced wine that is easy to drink now, yet promises to age gracefully over the years to come.
Crafted by Sanford Winery, a pioneer in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, this Pinot Noir is a true reflection of the winery's dedication to sustainable farming practices and minimal intervention winemaking. The grapes were carefully handpicked and sorted before undergoing fermentation with native yeasts. The wine was then aged in French oak barrels for 10 months, adding a subtle layer of toasty vanilla and spice notes that complement the fruit-driven flavors.
|Region||Sta. Rita Hills, California|
|Grape Varietal||Pinot Noir|
|Wine Style||Red Wine|