2015 Pinot Noir 45th Anniversary
Our third vintage with this experimental wine, the 2015 45th Anniversary Pinot Noir, celebrates Richard Sanford’s 45 years of winegrowing in the Sta. Rita Hills. It is the product of highly concentrated fruit and extended barrel aging—one full year longer than our norm.
Nearly black to the rim of the glass, aromas of chocolate-coated maraschino cherries and kirsch leap forth. Dark cocoa notes from the extended wood aging complement intense black fruit. On the palate, the wine is intense and fully dry, showcasing its power and breadth. A serious wine that deserves rich food, the 45th is fully mature which suggests immediate consumption.