Pinot Noir 'Sanford & Benedict Vineyard'
The 45+ year old vines from Sanford & Benedict lend to a very pure and complex pinot noir. From a selection of cuttings from the famed Mt. Eden vineyard, this parcel sits just below our block of chardonnay in very well drained chert/shale soils. These own rooted old vines produce a wine of total class and grace. There is a purity to this fruit every year that I don’t see anywhere else. Beautiful spiced cherry fruit with ginger root and sarsaparilla notes add a spicy component while the overall theme of juicy, freshness and structure shine. The finish is extremely long with wonderful grip and acidity. It is absolutely the most regal wine in our lineup.