Sanford & Benedict

Santa Rita Ranch


Dijon 115, 667, 777, Martini & Pommard


7.5  barrels, 181 cases


19 months in French Oak (Neutral)



Las Nenas 2021 Pinot Noir

Sta. Rita Hills, California


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The 2021 Co^lluvial™ “Las Nenas” 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 and also Santa Rita Ranch. First planted in 1971, Sanford & Benedict 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. Santa Rita Ranch, tucked into the far western edge of the appellation, produces fruit with beautiful perfume and vibrant briny notes.

Tasting Notes

“This is also exceptionally pretty with its very pinot nose of various red berries that are cut with hints of lavender, exotic tea and a whiff of orange peel. The medium-bodied flavors are quite plush while retaining good precision on the sneaky long finish that offers the best depth of the three. Lovely.” 91Pts/2027+Allen Meadows Burghound Issue#92

Food Pairings

Lovely match for spicy salmon poke or brick oven pizza with soppressata and spicy chile infused honey.  Sushi!

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