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2015 Chanin Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Santa Rita HillsPinot Noir from United States

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"Chanin Wine is dedicated to crafting wines from Santa Barbara County that reflect the individual vineyard in which they are grown. We focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two g...

  • 95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The 2015 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is bold and racy, but also shows a good bit of freshness. Dark cherry, plum, lavender, mint, violet and sweet spices are front and center. Pliant and ripe, but with good supporting energy, the 2015 is all about balance. Today, it is a bit tightly wound. Give it a few years to be at its best.

Gavin Chanin made stellar wines at both Chanin and Lutum in 2015. The Chardonnays capture the richness of the vintage while retaining terrific balance and poise. But it is the Pinots that rise into the realm of the sublime. Readers will not want to miss the 2015 Pinots, as they are clearly among the wines of the vintage."

94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Pale ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard gives notes of fragrant roses, black tea, crushed red currants and fallen leaves with a touch of cinnamon stick. The structure is beautifully seamless with exquisitely fine-grained tannins framing the delicate fruit intensity with true grace and it finishes with compelling mineral notes."

Product Description:

"Chanin Wine is dedicated to crafting wines from Santa Barbara County that reflect the individual vineyard in which they are grown. We focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two grapes that are especially revealing of subtle differences in geography, geology and climate. Our grapes are grown in Santa Barbara County, where cool coastal winds, diverse marine based soils and a long growing season provide an exciting and unique environment for Burgundian varieties.

The vineyards are the focus of all of our wines and each wine is made from grapes grown at one vineyard and not blended. We search out old vines, and make wine from some of the oldest in the county. This allows us to make refreshingly balanced wines at lower alcohol levels than most California “blockbuster” or “cult” styled wines. Through low yields, improved farming techniques and gentle winemaking we aim to create a wine that pairs well with food and is delicious young, but is also age-worthy. All of our vineyards are organic or sustainably farmed.

The grapes were harvested in three picks on August 14, 20 at an average of brix of 23.5. The grapes underwent a four day cold-soak with 1-3 punchdowns by hand daily. Once dry, the wine was pressed and put into French oak barrels (15% new) where it stayed for 15 months before being racked and bottled unfiltered in March of 2017." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 104825
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Central Coast
Ratings

95 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

94 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato