Sanford Pinot Noir 2009 Wine Review

Sanford Pinot Noir 2009
Santa Rita Hills, California, United States
Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 1
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Product #: 206680


 
Price: $44.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Drink: 2009-2017
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Sanford
Agent: Mark Anthony Brands
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Natalie's Score: 93/100

Vintages Wine Panel: Sanford was the first producer to plant Pinot Noir in the Santa Rita Hills area. That was 1971, and today we are truly fortunate to be able to enjoy the fruits of their labour. Lovely and bright with cherry and strawberry eau-du-vie notes on the nose. Medium bodied and dry, this Pinot is beautifully balanced with complex smoky fruit and gentle tannins. My note: Stunning with gorgeous depth of satin cherry flavour. Not heavy but packed with flavour. Gorgeous note of ripe cherries, fresh-turned earth, cinnamon and black raspberries. Velvet texture with deep layers of flavor. A fairly robust Pinot but not heavy. Superb effort. A hedonist’s dream.

Pinot Noir food pairings: salmon, turkey.

This was reviewed January 3, 2012 by
 
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