- Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2014 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is another terrific Pinot Noir from Chanin. Rose petals, strawberry, spice and forest floor notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, silky, elegant beauty that never puts a foot wrong. Aged 15 months in 15% new French oak, I?d drink it over the coming 5-7 years, but wouldn?t be surprised to see it evolve longer."
- 94 Punkte VINOUS, Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is striking in its beauty. Dark, layered and inviting, the Sanford & Benedict is superb. There is something magical about S&B. Gavin Chanin has captured it all. Deep, pliant and expressive, the 2014 has a lot to say. What a gorgeous wine this is."
- 93 Punkte INTERNATIONAL WINEREPORT: "The Pinot Noir from Sanford & Benedict comes from some of the oldest vines in the region and it is absolutely stunning. It begins a gorgeous aromas of fresh red berry, bing cherry, pomegranate, earthy aromas with secondary layers of blackberry, and exotic spice. On the palate it continues to impress with a wonderful balance of fruit and acidity as it delivers fantastic flavors of fresh red fruits, tobacco and black pepper through the pretty finish. Needs a year or two in the bottle to soften and will be fantastic over the next decade. (Best 2017-2027)"
|Parker Wine Advocate:||92 RPWA|
|International Wine Report:||93 IWR|
|Region:||Santa Maria Valley|
|Lage/Bezeichnung:||Sanford & Benedict|
|% vol Alk:||13,9|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||The grapes were harvested on August 23, 25, 28 and 30 at 23.5 brix. 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 December 2015. Dark ruby in color, this wine is extremely complex with nuances of black cherry, tobacco leaf and dried earth. The palate is fleshy, with structured tannins and dense, dark fruit on the finish. Cases Produced: 916 Faming: Sustainable Vine age: 45-20 years Soil: Diatomaceous Earth & Chert (silica rich rock)|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur/Inverkehrbringer:||Flint Wines Ltd, 16 Stannary Street, London SE11 4AA, Großbritannien|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Chanin Wines, 300 N 12th St, Ste 1c, 93436 Lompoc, USA|