2013 Pinot Noir

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills, CA

  • Producer

    Chanin Wines

  • What we love

    From the oldest vines from the famed Sanford & Benedict vineyard, planted in 1972, the 2013 Pinot Noir exhibits outstanding notes of forest floor, darker berry (cherries, black raspberries), and plenty of floral characteristics to go with a medium-bodied style. The palate is fleshy, with structured tannins and dense, dark fruit on the finish. It was fermented with 40% whole cluster, which gave the wine spice and aromatic lift. It's certainly outstanding.

$60.00

About this Wine

Dark ruby in color, the 2013 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir is as complex as it is a joy to drink and share. Whenever I have access to a stash of Chanin, we take all we can—these are wines that must grace the table of anyone who has a soft spot for elite Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They are consistently among my favorite California releases.

95 points, Wine & Spirits

342 cases produced.

 

  • Technical Data:
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 13.23%
  • Winemaking: Fermented with 40% whole clusters and aged 16 months in 15% new French oak.
  • Drink now through 2023

Gavin Chanin

Winemaker


Gavin Chanin, who was named one of FORBES’ “30 under 30” in Food and Wine and a “Winemaker to Watch” by the San Francisco Chronicle, began his winemaking career as a harvest intern at Au Bon Climat and Qupé.

Launched in 2007, Chanin Wines sources from top sites in Santa Barbara County to make incredibly balanced, elegant and pure wines that are always up with the crème de la crème in a vintage. His 2014’s across the board are outstanding.

All of the vineyards are organic or sustainably farmed.

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