2019 Sanford Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills
Region: Central Coast - Sta. Rita Hills
Cépage: Sangiovese (100%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 93 (RP); 91 (JD)
" The 2019 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills comes mainly from younger vines in the Sanford & Benedict (44%) and La Rinconada (56%) vineyards planted to a wide range of clonal selections. Pale ruby-purple, it's scented of red and black berries, orange peel, forest floor and bitters. The palate is open and spicy, with a silky texture, refreshing acidity and a touch of classy baking spice from its 11 months in 25% new French oak. It's a bright, pure style this vintage and excellent quality for an appellation bottling."
Erin Brooks (RP) - 11/21