The 2012 vintage was as close to perfect as a winemaker can ask. A long season with ideal conditions in the summer and fall resulted in wines that while approachable upon release, will age well for years to come. The 2012 Sanford and Benedict Pinot Noir is exclusively sourced from our historic estate vineyard in the esteemed Santa Rita Hills AVA. Planted in 1971, this iconic vineyard consistently produces distinctively superb Pinot Noir. The 2012 wine exudes earthy aromas of dried herbs, cherry and cranberry. In addition to the enticing fruit and earth, this lovely Pinot exhibits floral and spice aromas. The silky palate is framed nicely by balanced acidity and ripe tannins.