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Sanford & Benedict

Racines Pinot Noir, Sanford & Benedict California 2019

USA, Sta. Rita Hills
Pinot Noir
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The 2019 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict is a powerful, brooding wine. The high percentage of stems (75%) undoubtedly adds savory intensity, but it also masks some site character. The 2019 is a gorgeous wine, but it is also austere and not an especially typical expression of this site. I hope to have a chance to taste it in a decade. 94 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous



Analytical data

2.0 g/l residual sugar
5.1 g/l acidity
3.64 pH


Combination of three parcels throughout Sanford & Benedict vineyard. Cool climate from nearby Pacific Ocean,

Yield: 40 hl/ha

Soil Type

Botella clay, loam. Full of chert and shale.


60% whole cluster / 15 days maceration. 19 months ageing, of which 30% is in new oak.


19 months in barrel - 30% new French oak

Oak influence: Aged in 30% new oak barrels.
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