MT 2018 Pinot Noir

MT 2018 Pinot Noir2022-04-26T23:17:57+00:00

Project Description


Sanford & Benedict


S&B Own & AS1


6 barrel, 132 cases & 12 Magnums


29 months in French Oak (Neutral)



MT 2018 Pinot Noir

Sta. Rita Hills, California | Sanford & Benedict Vineyard



The 2018 Co^lluvial™ “MT” Pinot bottling is grounded in the majesty of California’s Santa Rita Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area). The fruit is drawn from the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard.  First planted in 1971, this vineyard is home to the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Santa Barbara County. Named one of the five most important and iconic vineyards in California by Wine Enthusiast, the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is renowned for both its historical significance and the continued quality of the fruit it produces.  The vineyard has some of the most complex soils we have been lucky enough to work with.  Mostly clay and clay loam, this hillside vineyard is also strewn with pockets of limestone, fracture shale, chert and other sedimentary deposits. This mixture gives the soil great water holding capacity from the clay but breaks up the matrix by aeration and drainage from the stony components.

Tasting Notes

A complex nose of intermingled flowers, potpourri, cherries, earth and sea spray.  On the palate red and dark fruits, earth, forest floor and spice with a signature S&B vineyard hint of orange rind.  This wine packs a lot of complexity with great-mid palate depth, light tannins and long mineral finish which will reward cellaring for years to come.  92 Points – Matt Kettmann – Wine Enthusiast

Food Pairings

Eggplant Fritters & Aged Cheeses. Fried Fish & Chips would pair perfectly with this bottling at its youth or Spanish Seafood Paella.

To download the full Co^lluvial™ Information Sheet, click here.