2014 Sandhi Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 260 cases, $65. Planted in 1971 by Richard Sanford, these are the oldest Pinot Noir plantings in Santa Barbara County. Mt. Eden selection. · Light garnet color in the glass. Laudatory aromas or blueberry, cranberry, spice, forest floor and rose petal. Light to mid weight in style, with a vivid core of fresh cherry and cranberry flavors infused with polite acidity. Silky in texture, with slightly astringent tannins on the finish. Score: 90. Reviewed May 7, 2017

Winery: Sandhi Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines