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2016 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir  - Lutum Wines

2016 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Soil Type: Gazos Clay Loam
Slope: 15- 30%

Tasting Notes

"The 2016 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is the most promising candidate for cellaring of all these reds from Lutum, offering up attractive aromas of cherry, raspberry, currant leaf and aromatic bark, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered palate with juicy acids, a nice sense of completeness, and a firm, chewy finish which will soften with a little bottle age." – The Wine Advocate, 93+ Points 

Notes from Winemaker

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is one of the oldest vineyards in Santa Barbara County (planted in 1971), located in the famed Sta. Rita Hills. We harvest from 3 different blocks on the property, which helps us find optimal balance and ripeness. 
These grapes were harvested on August 12th, 23rd. At the winery, the grapes were destemmed and underwent a four-day cold-soak prior to fermentation. The wine was then gently pressed and put into French oak barrels where it stayed for 16 months before being bottled in January of 2018.

100% Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills/ Santa Barbara County
Harvest dates: August 12, 23rd
Brix at harvest: 23
pH at harvest: 3.16
Finished alcohol: 13

Critics Scores

93+ Points- Robert Parker's, Wine Advocate
93 Points- Vinous, Antonio Galloni
94 Points- Jeb Dunnuck