Red

2010 Sanford Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • wiscgrad wrote: (86 points)

    December 25, 2015 - Pnp. Slight funk in the nose. Some nice red fruit but the acidity is fairly pronounced. A bit one dimensional and really disappointing considering the msrp. A pass at mid 30's

  • Snoman Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 23, 2015 - Apparently peaking now, as acidity is starting to drop off, still shows deep color, rich aromas and palate-coating flavors of wild cherry, strawberry and cola notes, with a lingering and tasty finish. Unfortunately, last bottle of the vintage, which we loved. (NOTE: This particular bottle came from a supermarket, which others we had did not, so there might be accelerated aging due to storage issues while in market)

  • alex4wine Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 27, 2015 - Great wine. Very good on day 1 - lots of red fruit on the palace, nose of cherry and strawberry. Still good on days 2 and 3 (air pumped out, in the fridge). Easy to drink yet complicated.

  • Snoman Likes this wine: (90 points)

    February 13, 2015 - Classic Sta Rita Hills from a once-again-great winemaking team. Ruby-garnet in glass, translucent but rich in aromas of Bing cherry and spice that promise the complexity to follow. Palate shows classic cool-climate Pinot Noir notes of wild cherry, berry and cardamom, followed by some Asian spice and mineral-laced acidity that balance the tasty fruit. Still a baby, should age mid-term very well. Loved the long finish, and so did the dinner party.....recommend a decant before serving.

  • rickv2wine Likes this wine: (89 points)

    December 12, 2014 - I expected more of this wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sanford
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
  • UPC Code 086891072913

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 118 (50%)
  • Consumed 118 (50%)

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