Sanford

In Santa Barbara wine country, it all started with Sanford. In 1971, Sanford Winery and Vineyards discovered an overlooked grape-growing treasure in the Santa Rita Hills. Recognizing a magical combination of climate and soil conditions much like those in France's famed Burgundy province, Sanford planted the area's first Pinot Noir in its Sanford & Benedict vineyard. The pioneering winery's Pinot Noir ranks among the best and most distinctive in the world. Crafted in small lots, Sanford wines have a consistent style: full-bodied fruit flavors, balanced by mouth-watering acidity. Above all, they are created to enrich the dining experience, crafted to enhance and complement every meal.

Sanford Chardonnay - Sta. Rita Hills 2015

This straw-gold wine offers an intriguing aroma of citrus, pineapple and toasted hazelnut. The complex floral flavors merge with clean mineral notes for a full-bodied texture and crisp acidity on the long finish.

 
Style
Complex, Full-bodied
Flavor
Citrus, Pineapple, Hazelnut, Floral
Sanford Pinot Noir - La Rinconada Vineyard 2013

Deep ruby red in color, this complex wine explodes with a spicy cherry and earthy raspberry aroma with hints of anise and white pepper. The juicy black cherry flavors are framed by bright acidity and ripe tannins for a long finish.

Style
Balanced, Fruity
Flavor
Anise, Black Cherry, Raspberry, White Pepper
Sanford Pinot Noir - Sanford & Benedict Vineyard 2013

This bright red wine is loaded with an aroma of Bing cherry, raspberry and sage, with notes of cinnamon, anise and white pepper. The silky palate delivers spicy cherry flavors that highlight the bright acidity and ripe tannins.

Style
Balanced, Complex, Dry, Earthy, Spicy
Flavor
Anise, Cherry, Cinnamon, Pepper, Raspberry, Sage
Sanford Pinot Noir - Sta. Rita Hills 2015

This wine is deep violet red in color and is bursting with raspberry, black cherry, pepper and clove notes. The palate delivers dusty berry flavors framed nicely by bright acidity and supple tannins, and the finish is long and complex.

Style
Balanced, Complex, Dry, Earthy, Spicy
Flavor
Berry, Black Cherry, Pepper, Raspberry, Clove
Sanford Rose of Pinot Noir 2016

The Sanford Rosé is light pink in color with enticing aromas of cranberry, blood orange and rose petal. A blend of fruit from two of Sanford Winery's estate vineyards, La Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict, it's bright and crisp, and is versatile enough to pair with a wide range of foods.

 

Style
Light-Bodied, Fruit-Forward, Crisp Acidity
Flavor
Strawberry, Orange Blossom, Rose Petal