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Racines, Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, 2017

$104.99

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A collaboration between Justin Willett (of Santa Barbara's Tyler Winery), Etienne de Montille (of Burgundy's famed Domaine de Montille), and Rodolphe Péters (currently at the helm of his family's Grower Champagne estate, Pierre Péters), Racines focuses on the unique microclimate of the Sta. Rita Hills. The region's oceanic influence allows Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to ripen perfectly, and the three winemakers' passion and skill make for some truly stunning wines, perhaps the best iteration of New World meets Old World styling we've tasted yet.

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Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 92
"The 2017 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict is sensual, silky and impeccable in its balance. There is lovely nuance in the glass to match the wine's mid-weight, restrained personality. Sweet floral notes and purplish fruit linger in the glass. My impression is that the 2017 is still recovering from its relatively recent bottling. We will see." -Vinous

Robert Parker

RP 91
"Bottled one week before I tasted it, the 2017 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is medium ruby and youthfully shy, giving up black and red cherry preserves, orange peel, warm earth, raspberry and rhubarb with cinnamon stick and dried herbs. Medium-bodied with intense, spicy fruits, it has firm, chalky tannins and seamless acidity, finishing long." -Robert Parker

Decanter

D 93
"The 2017 Racines Wine Co. Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir is sourced from three separate parcels, and includes a portion of the original, own-rooted vines planted in 1971. The nose is classic Sanford & Benedict, combining freshness of fruit with crushed stones and an airy texture. Flavours of orange rinds and red plum skins segue into a finish that takes a few seconds to really set in and show itself. As with the rest of the Racines wines, there is structure here for the long term and the wines should be cellared for a least a few years."

What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...

A combination of three parcels throughout the great S&B Vineyard | Two of the plantings about 10-12 years old, the third from the original 1971 plantings | Native yeast fermentation | Aged for 18 months in French oak (40% new) | 327 cases produced

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Style

    Juicy , Minerally , Spicy

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied

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