Rose of Pinot Noir
2017
2016
2015

The 2017 Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from our two estate vineyards: La Rinconada  and the historic Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills. A combination of aging in stainless steel and neutral French Oak barrels for four months gives additional complexity and texture. The brightness of this Rosé allows it to pair well with a wide range of foods. Grilled seafood, spicy dishes and most picnic fare are excellent with this wine.

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Wine Notes
Color
Light pink, with salmon-pink highlights
Aroma
Enticing aromas of cranberry, orange peel, white flowers and Lychee
Taste
On the palate sour cherry and blood orange flavors are framed nicely by bright acidity and lingering minerality
Product Information
Vintage: 
2017
Type:
Rose
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Pinot Noir
Appellation: 
Santa Rita Hills
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Gently pressing the whole clusters, the lightly colored juice was fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks. This technique retains the bright fruit character and crisp acidity.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged four months in stainless steel and neutral French Oak barrels
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

The 2016 Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from our two estate vineyards: La Rinconada  and the historic Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills. A combination of aging in stainless steel and neutral French Oak barrels for four months gives additional complexity and texture. The brightness of this Rosé allows it to pair well with a wide range of foods. Grilled seafood, spicy dishes and most picnic fare are excellent with this wine.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Light pink, with salmon-pink highlights
Aroma
Enticing aromas of cranberry, orange peel, white flowers and Lychee
Taste
On the palate sour cherry and blood orange flavors are framed nicely by bright acidity and lingering minerality
Product Information
Vintage: 
2016
Type:
Rose
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Pinot Noir
Appellation: 
Santa Rita Hills
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Gently pressing the whole clusters, the lightly colored juice was fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks. This technique retains the bright fruit character and crisp acidity.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged four months in stainless steel and neutral French Oak barrels
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

The 2015 Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from our two estate vineyards: La Rinconada  and the historic Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Both of these stellar vineyards are in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills. After gently pressing the whole clusters, the lightly colored juice was fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks. This technique retains the bright fruit character and crisp acidity. The bright acidity naturally comes from this cool climate AVA shines through this light bodied rose, making it a versatile pairing for a wide range of foods.

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Wine Notes
Color
Light pink, with salmon-pink highlights
Aroma
Cranberry, blood orange, rose petal
Taste
A light bodied palate features notes of strawberry and orange blossom. Bright acidity makes it an ideal food pairing wine with a fresh, long finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Rose
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Pinot Noir
Appellation: 
Santa Rita Hills
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Whole cluster direct press prior to cool temperature fermentation. The alcoholic fermentation lasts from 10-12 days.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The wine is aged in a combination of neutral French oak and stainless steel barrels for 4 months.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, January 1, 2016
Release Date:
Monday, February 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
4,500
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML