2007 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir

This vineyard is renowned for rich and concentrated Pinot Noirs dominated by complex cherry, wild berry, and raspberry fruit. Complementary layers of spicy lavender, tea, anise, and cola flavors make every Testarossa Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir a
symphony of aromas and flavor. Hints of dried mushroom and smoky vanilla tantalize the palate on the silky smooth long, long finish.

The 130-acre Sanford & Benedict Vineyard was planted in 1971, in what is now called the Santa Rita Hills, one of the most exciting
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay growing areas in the country. It was formerly owned by Robert Atkin and has, for over three decades, been considered one of the crown jewels of Santa Barbara County. The shaley-clay loam soil adds character to all the wines from this vineyard.

TASTING NOTES:

Dark red color. Scents of clove, anise, cherry, black pepper, and creme brulee distinguish the aroma profile of this lush, intense Pinot Noir. The flavor profi le shows notes of minerality, cherry, cranberry, and black pepper. The fruit and spice pairing of this wine makes for an intriguing wine, especially with the rich, lingering finish. Drink now through 2016.