Racines - Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Santa Rita Hills 2019 (750ml)


Price: $99.00

Producer Racines
Country USA
Region California
Subregion Santa Rita Hills
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2019
Sku 171572
Size 750ml

Vinous: 94 Points

The 2019 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict is a powerful brooding wine. The high percentage of stems (75%) undoubtedly adds savory intensity but it also masks some site character. The 2019 is a gorgeous wine but it is also austere and not an especially typical expression of this site. I hope to have a chance to taste it in a decade. - By Antonio Galloni on June 2021 Racines is the Sta. Rita Hills project headed by Etienne de Montille Rodolphe Péters and Justin Willett. The wines are deep layered and not surprisingly super-expressive with regards to site. The Pinots in particular tend to show notable breadth from a combination of a high percentage of stems classic winemaking and relatively long aging of around 19 months in barrel.